Sittin 'n Knittin

musings on knitting, family and life in general

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Summer of Socks Start **with Rockin' Sock Club spoiler!!

Just a quick post to show I've started my SOS projects! First up, completed toes for what will be a pair of plain anklet socks. Perfect car knitting. The yarn is Regia Bamboo color 1067, a skein I picked up when I went up to the lil' ol' get together Webs hosted for a certain Northern Gal a few weeks ago. (Yeah, I know, I never mentioned it. Nor did I mention that the trip to The Cape turned into a trip to see the in-laws in NH because of the crap weather on The Cape, enabling me to stop by the Webs tent sale. I'll post loot pix one of these days!) Next up, the Blue Moon ladies have done it again. This was waiting for me when I got home from work Thursday. A colorway I never would pick up myself, yet really love how it knits up! Rockin' Sock Club June kit, STR lightweight colorway Firebird.
The June offering is a slip stitch cable pattern, easily completed without a cable needle. It seems to be moving along fairly quickly and I'll be starting the gusset increases in another inch!
In accordance with the bylaws of SOS07, none were started prior to 5am Thursday, 6/21. The Solstice Slip sock was cast on Thursday night, the bamboo anklets Friday afternoon.
Tomorrow presents lots of good car knitting, hopefully I'll have some good progress to show!

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Obsessions du jour

In no particular order, here are my current obsessions:

1. Bonne Marie's CeCe, in Cashsoft 4 ply Eggplant. I got the yarn for a song in the big sale at Knithappens.
The body is done, next I'll knit both sleeves at the same time. My goal is to wear this to my 20th high school reunion in August. I'm probably jinxing myself, but I'm not terribly worried about it at this point.

2. Baby Cable Rib sock from Sensational Knitted Socks, knit toe up with a Widdershin-style heel. I'm using some Schaefer Anne yarn gifted me by a friend. Loving the yardage! I divided the skein into 2 equal-weight balls, and it took about 34 grams for this sock, leaving me just over 25 grams left in the first ball. I do believe I'll have enough left over for a pair of ankle socks....fingers firmly crossed.
However, I think it will have to wait until after Summer of Socks 2007, as finishing the other sock won't count in my total, and I don't want to risk making a pair of ankle socks and running short on the longer pair.

3. The Knitting Answer Book. When Susie was destashing I picked this up. I really like its compact size, the illustrations are clear and the organization works well for me. I'm glad to have this reference book on my bookshelf.

4. Victorian Lace Today. I ran across this on the shelf at the library and it followed me home. I, like everyone else in blogdom, have fallen hard for this book and must have a copy for myself!

5. Prep for SOS07. I've got my husband's digital scale out of the garage and plan to wind up some balls of yarn tonight to prepare for Thursday's start! Don't want to use up valuable sock knitting time by winding and dividing skeins of yarn.

I've been quiet lately as work has been keeping me on my toes. As they say, it only gets worse before it gets better, and this coming week seems to be holding true. But you can bet I'll be casting on a new sock Thursday!

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