Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Happy summer of socks to you all!

Yes the day is finally here, the summer of socks has arrived. I am entered into both categories although with inimitable Carie-esque planning I am half way through a pair at the moment and being me I will finish the second sock before I start the next pair - no logic whatsoever!

I can however, proudly present the finished sock!


To proove that my fears that I was knitting a lettuce leaf were unfounded I have taken a picture of it next to a lettuce. Mum if you are reading this I am very sorry that the lettuce died - it did not like me and it missed the seaside but it had a very fulfilling life OK!.

I have also finished, yes FINISHED, a blue June project spectrum project which is also my Rowan exchange project. Yesterday two

Became one:

Got washed at the very hottest my machine will do and it is now almost dry and waiting for a cushion pad at the weekend. The picutre of it blocking above shows the funky swirls and I'm very pleased with it.

The pattern came from the Knit List gift list for a twirly cushion cover and so it is. The yarn was Rowan denim in the medium denium on no 4 needles and I made it pretty much as the pattern asked except for substituting an i-cord edgins for a simple 3 needle bind off which I found gave a subtler edging which I liked better. To cope with the shrinking I made it up and bound off three sides together then bound off the final side separately which I will slip stitch shut when the cushion pad is inside. Rating is: SUCCESS

So what do I cast on now.....

I must make a final mention of my latest find - the Pointy Sticks Podcast which is just fantastic to listen to while you knit - I seriously recommend checking it out

Happy Knitting and Listening!

5 comments:

  1. Look at that cute, cute sock. I love that minty green color--it looks so summery! (The lettuce leaf in the photo makes me laugh--my mom brings me planted things in pots every summer and I try really hard not to kill them. Sometimes the magic works and sometimes not so much. Hee hee!) Sorry about the Lorna's Laces void in the UK. Maybe I could help you out--www.knittersmercantile.com is a store here in Columbus that has always done mail order. You might check them out!

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  2. How many balls of the Denim did you use for the cushion? If you want Lorna's Laces, visit the UK site Get Knitted.com - when I am not getting fabulous parcels from Secret Pals, that's where I get mine
    India

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  3. this might come up twice, as I can't see first comment I am trying again. Het Knitted.com is a UK wbe based company that has a wheen of Lorna's LAces and other fantabulous (sock) yarns
    India

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  4. I LOVE the color of those socks! It reminds me of the sea, but at those exotic islands I see only in magazines and tv where the water is this beautiful shade of green! This is definitely NOT lettuce green (though I like that color, too).

    I'm your Project Spectrum Postcard partner this month! Well, I don't know if you'll be sending to me, but I have been assigned YOU! :) Looking forward to getting to know you better through your blog!

    Oh and about being in your late 20's....honey, in no time you'll be like me saying "Ack! I'm in my late 30's! Ack! I'm going to be 40 in less than 2 years!" Believe me, though I'm getting older, I STILL feel like I should be 18 or in my early 20's! Forever young!

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  5. Pretty knitting and gorgeous blues! :)

    Isabelle aka Tricotine

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