Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I hate thinking of titles

Remember this blanket? The green and yellow one? Well it's gone. I frogged it. I could not make myself want to weave in so many ends, even though the colors looked awesome together. I restarted it, though, and now it is the blues blanket in the pictures to the left. I like it a lot more, and there won't be half as many ends to weave. Maybe that's why I like it so much more.

I'm also showing off LD's killer zap socks that I talked about in that same post. I finished them quite a while ago, but that was when I was being a lazy blogger, and I never posted the fo. MM dyed the wool for those, and I dyed the sock yarn for the other two pair that I am finally posting about.

The pink and yellow ones are for Hubby's Aunt. She asked for bright, stripy socks. They are bright alright! I want to keep them. It's just a plain stockinette sock, but oh, they are nice! If I do say so myself.

The green, purple, blackish, orange striped ones are for me, me, me! I love my handknit socks. I dyed that yarn, too. Actually, I made two skeins the same, so I could put one on my etsy shop, but my friend Melanie bought one before I could list it! I'm using the Monkey pattern. Love it! I know what people say about lace patterns and stripes, but I like how they turn out.

So, here are some super cute pictures from LD's field trip to a one-room school house. My friend Carrie sewed this awesome dress. She has a pic of her daughter wearing it for her field trip, and lucky us, LD's trip was just a bit later. There is a pic of her and her teacher (the one that knits) and her with her best friend.

I also won a bet against Hubby and got some sock yarn money the night before WWKIP day. I bought this Austermann Step that has Aloe and Jojoba Oil in it. Yes, I am a selfish knitter and will make socks for myself with it. The color is 0027 Afrika. It has orange. Orange is important when choosing sock yarn for myself. hehe

The baby blanket is for my nephew's baby that is due in August. I keep picking up the socks, though. I guess I should go work on the blanket. Deadlines and all that stuff.

I am in love with ravelry. It rocks. I keep looking for people I 'know'. If you read my blog, or if I comment on yours and I haven't found you yet, come be my friend. :D

Well, gotta go knit!


Jeanne said...

Love the socks!

Wool Winder said...

LD looks so cute!

Janice said...

Wow! You get an amazing amount of knitting done!! I LOVE all of the socks and the baby blanket is too cute! You have a lucky nephew.

I'm heading over to Ravelry to add you as a friend :-) Isn't it great?

Kadiddly said...

Love the colors in the socks! They'll definitely cheer you up!

Thanks for the kind words on the blanket!

Larjmarj said...

LOVE the socks you've really started to shine with the dying.

I think even though monkey's are a lace-ish pattern it really lends itself to stripes.

g-girl said...

i like the blanket. it's too bad it didn't last with the yellow but you wouldn't have finished it!! the socks look great and LD looks adorable!

Deborah said...

those pictures are fun. I can't believe you frogged a project because of the pesky ends! The biggest project I frogged was my pinwheel sweater. I'm redoing it so as not to be defeated!

zippiknits said...

Those socks are so cute. Love the colors. And the kids in costumes are darling, too. BTW, I hope you heal up fast so you can knit and spin again very soon.