Tuesday, April 10, 2007

One Sock, Two Socks...

So I finished the first Hedera sock. These are gift socks, so I'm not going to name them, mostly because I should have enough yarn leftover to knit myself at least a pair of ankle socks and I've got a name I'd like to use already. It's a little unsettling to knit socks that you can't try on, but I shall remain cautiously optimistic. (sock recipient wears a sz 5 shoe...I wear a 9.5 or 10) I'm not thrilled with the way the yarn pooled - I was hoping it would be variegated, but what are you gonna do? Besides, it's Shaeffer Anne...so who really cares what it does? It feels fantastic!

This week also sees the finale of a pair of socks that are very dear to me. I don't know why I let them go on for so long (nearly a year), but I am so glad they are finally finished! Here are my Hagrid socks:
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock in Petrified Wood
Pattern: Mock Crock Socks from KnitPicks

This week I also received my order from Kathy at Crippenworks and I couldn't be happier! I ordered one of her circular needle cases and it is exactly what I was hoping for. As many of you knitters know, there aren't tons of options for good circular needle cases, but I would highly recommend this one. The quality is fantastic and Kathy uses fun vintage buttons, too.

And here is Ethan's contribution to the picture-taking:

6 comments:

Rosemary said...

Oh how nice it would be to be a size 5 shoe!

JD said...

Yes, what Rose said!!

Love the pic of Ethan -- even when making faces, he's still the most beautiful boy in the world!

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

The socks are beautiful.

That is a great needle case. I'll check out the website.

I love the picture of Ethan...he's ADORABLE! : )

amanda j said...

Oh, those Hagrid socks are perfectly names and knitted! They look fabulous.

Jennifer said...

Awesome all around!

GiGi Carbo said...

that Ethan just makes your heart go ((squeeze)) - ya gotta love boys!