Sunday, December 27, 2009

All about socks....

I finished up a couple pair of socks over the holidays. I wanted to make a pair of Feather and Fan socks for myself, but couldn't find a pattern that was exactly what I wanted. So, of course, I set to designing my own using our Top Cat (colour is Budgie):
I called it Undine, and the pattern is now available for free on Ravelry.
I finished these ones up on Christmas Eve and immediately cast on for a second pair. I finished them on Boxing Day.
These were knit with La ball of Lana Grossa I picked up at Julie's tent sale in the summer. It's a blend of virgin wool, silk, polymid and cashmere - I want some more of this yarn - it's lovely! I On this pair I knit the purl row, leaving out the garter ridge. I think the socks look great both ways.

The thing I love best about knitting socks is having sock yarn left over for the crackghan:This has been neglect of late what with all the hours at work and need to finish Christmas gifts. But I picked it up today and did six new squares on it.

And, I test drove the exercise bike for a full half hour today. I kept a speed of about 15 km/h, travelled 6.6 km, burned 78 calories and knit this muchA simple 3-1 rib sock for Dave. I will most likely give them to him for Valentine's Day.

But now it's back to the real world... so off to bed for me. No sleeping in until noon tomorrow.... sigh....

8 comments:

lexa said...

I have to get up at 8 tomorrow and Tuesday, gotta work all day. But the rest of the week I can sleep in. Thursday I work 12-4. Then Monday it's back to school for the kids, so I'll be up 7:30. :(
(Plus I'll be fighting with them cuz they're up late nights and sleep in mornings.)

Love your new socks! I've added a few more odds and ends to the box of leftovers I have for you. I almost mailed it the other day, but I thought I'd hang onto it til I get a couple more quick pairs done. Look for it shortly after New Years, I think! Then I'm gonna have to make some other stuff besides socks.

Denise~ said...

Hand knit socks are a girl's best friend!

I love these!

Knitting Linguist said...

I love those socks! And the yarn looks great in the crackghan (I have got to start one of those...). I hope this morning was kind to you :)

Samantha said...

Nice job! :)

Susan said...

Love the crackghan, great idea and a great name.

sue said...

Love the socks, I think the cream ones are my favourites. Your crackghan looks marvellous, all those wonderful colors!

Monika said...

I LOVE F & F socks, I'm wearing my pair right now. It's such a lovely stitch patter.
I haven't knit a mitered square in ages, maybe I should think about a blanket like that. I really love how they look.

Haley said...

i don't knit socks and thus have no leftover sock yarn bits, but i LOVE this blanket. so cool! and what a great way to memorialize all those socks you've knit. very cool.