Friday, August 31, 2007

Fifteen of Fifty-Two

Pair fifteen of fifty-two for the 52PP and my second pair of August socks. They are knit with Fortissima Socka in color #9072. (Not seeing this color listed on their site any more, either.) These are for the store. They're standard 60sts on 2.25mm needles, heel flap over 30sts, toe to 20sts. Pretty standard.

Finally I have a picture of the scarf I knit on the road for my MIL for Christmas. It's just plain garter since you can't tell anyways. I used Patons Carmen in Camel. (I don't see this listed on the Patons site any more, so it must be discontinued. They had cut out a lot of the colors, so it's not surprising to see it totally gone now.) It's soooooo soft, but I don't like knitting with it a lot. I've made two adult scarves with it and two child scarves.
I'm a winner! I was one of the lucky winners of Pat's Blogiversary Appreciation Day contest. I will be receiving a skein of lightweight Socks That Rock in Rose Quartz. I'm not a super-pink person, but I've been eyeing that colorway since I saw it on their site. Then I tried to win a skein of Alyson's leftover from her wedding stockings but sadly lost. So I guess it was meant to be after all, just from a different blogger! Now I'll have to go over my sock patterns and pick something lacey. I think that color needs to definitely be girly socks. (Be sure to check out Pat's finished Mystery Stole 3 -- it's gorgeous! I am tempted to try the fourth one.)

The new Yarn of the Month starts at the store today. It's going to be Patons Shetland Chunky and Shetland Chunky Tweeds. 10% off or 15% off for Client Card holders of all in-stock Shetland Chunkies. (Heddy and Nova Knitter -- Classic Wool will be featured next month, I'm 95% sure.)

We did get in a new order of Austerman Step while I was away. These two followed me home the other day, I swear. Kinda weird, too. One of Heddy's vacationing co-workers came in yesterday, and the same two colors followed her home, too.

Lastly, here are my Sockapalooza socks, my new favorite pair! They were made by Bekki at The Pig Wot Knits. It's Foxglove from Fyberspates, and I absolutely love the color, and it's so soft! I don't like cold weather, but I'll be glad when it has cooled off enough to start wearing knit socks! (Posts on her Sockapaloozing here, here, and here.) There was also a chocolate bar, but sadly that's just a sweet memory now...

Have a nice holiday weekend for those of you with Monday off.

Happy knitting!


Anonymous pat said...

The yarn is in the mail as of yesterday - I hope it gets there OK because the PO lady suggested I take it out of the Priority Bag and just send it in the manilla envelope - I have visions of it ripping and the yarn falling out!
Your sockapalooza socks are beautiful! I love the pattern AND color - Lucky you!!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Congratualations to you....also love your sockaplooza ......

10:13 AM  
Anonymous pat said...

when I looked at your Fortissima socks again on SAM3, I noticed the PERFECT striping match - cool!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

Great finished socks! You're so fast, I don't know how you do it all! :0)

I saw your name on Pat's blog, and was so happy for you! I'm giving MS4 a bit of thought, too.

Love your new Sockapalooza socks, too, they're so pretty.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Love your new socks. But don't hope for cool weather yet! We have barely had summer and it is Labour Day weekend already!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Pig wot flies said...

Hooray! They fit! Glad you like them and that the chocolate went down well to. :-)

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Oh yummy, these are some goodie socks! The Fortissima has such a beautiful colorway - I also love the Austermann colors, perfect for this time of year it seems!

7:58 AM  

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