Thursday, April 13, 2006

Sockapalooza Yukon Leaves

Here is one of my Sockapalooza Yukon Leaves socks, unblocked, as you can see. The other one needs two more pattern repeats, and then I can start the heel. I am hoping to have these finished sometime tomorrow. We'll see. Hubby has been stuck in Calgary since off-loading Monday, so the evenings he's on-line with his laptop. I end up going on MSN with him til midnight, so it's cutting into my knitting time! He'll probably read this and get all offended, but at that time of night the kids are in bed so I watch tv and knit! I know he's bored, and if he wasn't stuck there with nothing to do he'd be driving and not able to chat, so I'm really not complaining. Darren keeps him on MSN most of the evening playing games. Anyways, back to the pattern... The only changes I did to the pattern are I used 2.75mm needles - I got gauge with the 2.25mm, but they were t-i-g-h-t! These are perfect. I also did my normal heep flap instead of the band heel. I tried it, didn't like it. I did my toe as usual, but I think that was the same way the pattern did it, too. I usually don't read the toe shaping in patterns too closely. I just do it the way I always do it.

Here's a closer look at the pattern. I am definitely making myself a pair in the near future.

Check out this neat link from Nova Knitter's blog. I wonder how they ever got the web cam there? Last night he got up and repositioned himself, and I finally got to see the two eggs. It would be really neat to happen to pop in when they hatch!

Not calling for very nice weather this Easter weekend. I think the Easter Bunny will have to hide his eggs in the house. I should be able to catch up on my knitting by the sounds of it! I do have to work Saturday, though. It's the last day of our yarn sale - 15% off, even already reduced prices! Stop in if you're in town!

I sent these pictures to Daddy earlier - the boys were dressed in their team shirts today!

Must go do my dishes.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Emma said...

The socks are gorgeous. I just printed off the Yukon Leaves pattern today, and am now anxious to try them.

7:02 PM  
Anonymous ~Jo~ said...

Sorry to hear your hubby is stuck in Alberta for Easter. :(

Your sock is so beautiful, I just had to go check out the pattern. Thanks for sharing the link. :)

8:37 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

The kids look great in their shirts!

I love those socks you made. What an interesting pattern that is!

12:23 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

I am going to Liverpool today; but don't think I'll be getting to the store. Don't think I want to haul a horse trailer through downtown!

I'm heading to Meadow Pond Stables for a trail ride - hopefully - still waiting on a weather call.

But now I know exactly where the store is, and who you are. I'll make it one day.

Happy Easter!

7:52 AM  
Blogger aija said...

Looks great! I'm happy to see your pics of the pattern, I have it bookmarked but could never get a sense of what it "really" looked like til now.

You pal will love them :)

6:49 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

The sock looks great! I too printed off the pattern and hope to try it soon.
Your poor boys must be sad, the Jays beat the Sox the last 2 nights!
Happy Easter!
PS I am addicted to watching the eagles!

6:51 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

The sock is just fabulous, can't wait to see them together!!! You have one lucky sockpal!!

The boys look so cute in their shirts. =)

11:24 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Your Yukon Leaves sock is gorgeous!! It really knit up beautifully in that colorway. Your sock pal is going to be so thrilled! Your boys are so adorable, too. I bet they're excited to do their egg hunt! It's nice to have outdoor hunts, but indoor hunts can be fun, too... so many unsuspecting nooks and crannies for the Easter bunny to hide eggs in. ;-) Take care and have a wonderful Easter with your family! :-)

3:12 AM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Awwww! (This applies to the socks, and the boys!)

4:03 PM  

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