Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Show-Off Strandeds SOS #4

I went to do some knitting the other day, and this is what I found. One of the big-footed chitlins walked on my knitting bag. I straightened it out as good as I could. Most of my sock needles are bent either from them walking on them, sitting on them (or me, too), or just from me using them. Good thing I don't have dpn bamboo -- they'd never last.

I pulled some carrots from my garden just to see if they're growing. They're getting there! I like them a little smaller rather than too big. They taste better that way. (And these were really good.) The green and yellow beans are growing, small yet, but getting there, and the cucumbers and zucchini are all in flower.

I also finished the first pair of socks for my best friend for her birthday next month. They are Show-Off Stranded Socks. I used Cherry Tree Hill in monet. I did an eye of partridge heel instead of one of the heels in the pattern. I also did the toe as I usually do, down to 20sts and graft. The fit ladies size eight. Started July 22, finished the 29th.

I also finished the back of the baby dress.

That's about it for now. I hope to cast on the other pair of socks I want to make for BF within the next day or two. I'll probably go to the camper this weekend, so I'll take those, maybe this dress, and probably the yarn to start some afghan squares.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Charity said...

Very cool sock!! :0)

8:59 PM  
Blogger Donna M said...

The socks look great!
The little dress is dear and you can't see how pretty the yarn is in those pics!
We missed you at KN!

9:18 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

Those socks are awesome. Sorry about the needles.

(and for the random entry...mmm...carrots...)

11:26 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Very nice socks ... that CTH is wonderful stuff. :-)

9:46 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Great looking socks ! You knit them up in record time . BF will love them , I'm sure !

5:18 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Nice socks! I love the colors too.
I need to start socks ... came to that conclusion just now. Wasn't going to start any until the shawl was done - but I need something easy to work on.
Thanks for making me make that decision :)

6:18 PM  
Blogger Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Thanks for the sock pic with the yellow lilies. My favourite! I haven't started my pair of those socks but I will soon. Love it.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

The sock look wonderful! And the veggies are making me hungry, I forgot to pack my lunch.

Have a great weekend!

1:05 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Have you always had music on your blog?? If so, today must be the first time I've had the speakers turned on.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I am in awe of how quickly some knitters can do socks.......I have got faster but I don't think I could finish a pair that quick. They are fantastic!

11:32 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

The socks for your friend look great!

7:09 PM  
Blogger aija said...

Man, that's a crazy bend! I have a bunch that are bent at the tips, like an inch in... I have no idea how it happens :)

12:02 AM  

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