Sunday, January 21, 2007

New Years Day Socks Finished

started January 16, finished January 21
Cherry Tree Hill purple potlucks (I think, CTH for sure)
2.75mm needles
followed pattern except my standard toe
Next time I make these socks I will probably go down to 2.25mm or 2.5mm needles. These are a little loose, but I don't mind loose socks. I didn't swatch, I hate it, especially for socks. I'd like to make a pair of these for the MIL for Mother's Day maybe or put them away for Christmas. It's a great pattern, easy to follow, and I was able to memorize the 10-row repeat and not have to keep looking at the instructions.

One thing I don't really knit is lace. I'm not a stole or wrap kinda person. I only get dressy once a year, and that is for the annual Firemen's Banquet the first Saturday in May because I have no choice, it's the rule. Unless something unexpected pops up then this is the only time you'll see me in a dress, skirt, or dressy pant suit/outfit. But this has caught my eye for some reason. I definitely won't use cobweb weight yarn, but I saw this and kinda thought about using it. (Says superfine -- is that cobweb? I have no idea when it comes to laceweights.) Not sure about the color. Any lace knitters out there feel free to leave me a comment with your recommendation(s) on yarn and/or color. I don't want to spend much more than $40 because I doubt this will get much use. Since I don't knit lace I'm not sure what is good lace yarn to get. I don't want white, it will be spring, and I have no idea what I'll be wearing, probably something new for a change that I can get to match the stole. (I also see these happening soon out of a solid colored yarn of some sort.) I won't be able to get the yarn til the middle of February probably, so I'll use it as a birthday gift to me. (March 1 -- mark it down! LOL, just kidding.)

I don't know how he can fall asleep in such odd positions.

Kinda freaks me out when he still has his eyes open a bit.

Pop on over to Nova Knitter's and see the sweet little sweater she knit for her grandson. It's soooo cute! (By the way, NK, we got in our new Patons Classic Wool and some new colors in Briggs & Little. Unfortunately black CW was out of stock, but I think she placed another order Friday and tried it again.)

Happy knitting!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely socks!

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the socks. I bought some Cherry Tree Hill yarn from The Sweet Sheep and I'm anxious to try it out.

And look at your son's rosy red cheeks! So pinchworthy.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Love the socks! Great job on them!

I love the pattern for the stole that you are thinking of doing, and the colour of yarn you've sort of chosen...very pretty. I would think anthing that says "superfine" or "lace weight" would be fine to use. I think as long as it isn't chunk, sock yarn, worsted, etc. then you should be fine. I'm not sure about "cobweb" as I haven't heard of that term...maybe she was meaning a fine type of yarn. In my opinion, the yarn you've chosed would look like it would work (keep in mind I'm not an expert at lace).

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Pat said...

The socks are so pretty....Dipsy's pattern is beautiful...esp. in that barely varigated blue!
I NEVER dress up either and now I have about 6 shawls....and I'm going to start another soon. I LOVE to knit lace so I HAVE to get better at wearing them!
The Zen Yarn Garden lace alpaca at the Sweet Sheep looks beautiful....I also love all the KnitPicks lace and it is quite inexpensive!
I'll be looking forward to seeing your Print O'The Wave Stole - that is a gorgeous pattern!

9:45 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

The new socks are lovely. I can only imagine your sock drawer!
I love the lace pattern you are thinking of doing. It is gorgeous and the colour as well. I would definitely use the lace weight yarn and 3.5 needles. That will give you exactly what you want in a shawl.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Oh my gosh, look at that sleeping boy! He is too sweet. I love the socks too, they look so comfy and cozy.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Sarah HB said...

My brother used to fall asleep like that in weird positions where he finally just gave up the ghost and still had his eyes open a little.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

Love those socks! I've been longing to knit myself a wrap/shawl of some sort, too, but haven't gotten up the nerve yet. :0)

Look at that sleepy boy. So sweet.

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Wow, the socks look totally yummy! The pattern comes out way better than it did with the yarn I've been using - it seems yours is the perfect one for it! And the colours... awww, the colours! Fantastic job, absolutely!
I *so* adore that pic of your little one sleeping - kids never cease to amaze me with the sleeping positions they come up with ;)

3:35 AM  

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