Sunday, June 17, 2012

Daddy day

Dad got his Father's Day socks today, and with minimal coaxing I was able to get a modeled shot.

The simple wave pattern runs up the the outside edge of each sock. These were knit in Alley Cat Falkland, which is definitely my new favourite sock yarn. I do need a testknitter so if anyone has a pair of man-feet they need to knit socks for, give me a shout.

While visiting with Dad, I also did a little dyeing, cooked everyone dinner (burgers and salad!) and knit away on my Crow Waltz shawl.
This truly crappy photo definitely does not show how cool and awesome the handspun is knitting up. The linen stitch is slow to build, but once you get into the rhythm of it, it's quite a nice stitch to execute. And the fabric it makes is amazing. I definitely see more linen stitch in my future.


Anonymous said...

Great socks!

I love the shawl colors! Gorgeous!

Prudence Puddleduck said...

Your shawl is beautiful! Lucky Dad! I shy away from man socks..they are so big! ♥Debi

Araignee said...

You kept me up all night researching that amazing shawl. Now I need to make one too.
Love the Daddy socks, too!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Very handsome socks. You know there's a test-knitting group on Ravelry right?

Rachelle said...

Love the socks, got to knit Dh some socks as soon as I've finished my 2 current pairs; when do you need them finished by?

gayle said...

Pretty snazzy socks!
And I can't wait to see how your shawl turns out. Love the colors.

mildred said...

if you still need a knit teaster for the socks i am game