Wednesday, February 07, 2007

WIP - Socks that rock!

Thanks for your patience!

I've been down and out, but I'm UP and BACK! Just about over my crud too, YIPEE!

My WIP today (and for the months of January/February) is this very cool pair of socks. They are made on #2 dpns and the brand of sock yarn is Blue Moon. It's a very nice yarn, a little on the the thicker side, great to keep my tootsies warm.

Gosh! I just love the stripped pattern. I wish I knew ahead of time what sock yarn variations did what. You know, like flecks of color rather than stripes? I just am willing to be surprised I guess. I wear them under terribly conservative work pants (Dockers), so anything bright just cheers me up without offending the public, lol.
Does anyone else have time doing the Kitchner toe? I am reduced to tears with each @#$% sock. DH has to read it to me stitch by stitch, and I feel like a total dolt. He gets it, has it memorized even. I "know" in my head what we are doing...like sewing a knitting stitch...but man-o-man, I've made 2 pair of socks and cried four times! Blah! I've tried to do it on my own, but that makes it worse and I end up tearing it all out because I can't follow written directions and work the stitches. Craziness I tell ya!

OK, I'm back in the saddle, hoping to keep you slightly entertained. 8^)

10 comments:

Erika said...

Oh mom! I love you! don't CRY! it is JUST A SOCK :-D. Love them though they look cozy!

QuiltingFitzy said...

OK, but you know I have to do it just right!!!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

I hate doing socks and they make me cry too!

I love making booties. My Mom made them for years. When I cleaned her house I found a few pairs started. I now have all of her knitting. I have finished just one bootie and started the second. I am not much of a knitter and very slow. Wish Mom was here to finish them.

Vivian Love said...
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Vivian Love said...

quiltingfitzy: Love the socks. I wish I had learned to knit. I enjoyed looking on your blog. Yes, I've heard of Tooele, but have never been there. I'm sure it's cold this time of year. I read that you are on the "Calorie King" diet? How is that going? I had to smile, because I read it as the "Carole King" diet and I thought it involved listening to a daily dose of Carole King! Wouldn't that be fun? I'd love it! Take care, Vivian

Rian said...

Kewl sox. I know nothing about knitting. Our LQS offers Saturday knitting classes--I should go.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love your socks! My grandmother tried patiently to teach me to knit, I remember knitting a baby blanket and it just went on and on (and on...) until I could get "back home" for Nannie to show me how to cast off! Hopeless. Welcome back.

Shelina said...

These socks are so cute - I like the coloration too. My knitting involves making scarfs - plan rectangles - and that was when I was a teenager.

Anonymous said...

I was going to email you but couldn't find your email address. I just wanted to say that I envy you moving to Tucson. We loved how the mountains ring the town. And yes, those sunsets were just gorgeous. I have heard that Tucson is a little cheaper to live in than Phoenix. I bet you will miss northern California though. We thought it was so pretty also. Best of luck with your packing and moving! Oh, and I LOVE your socks. I knit a little but would be bamboozled by socks!

KC Quilter

Christine Thresh said...

Those socks rock! I wish I were a better knitter. I bought many sets of bamboo needles a few months ago, and I bought some cotton yarn, but my stitches are too tight. I really want to get going, but so far I keep adding stitches when I don't mean to.
I am the world's slowest quilter and I might be the world's slowest knitter if I get up to speed.