Thursday, November 21, 2013

In The Pink

It seems I have been too busy to blog. I think about it every day and then I get busy and forget. We have had lots of family visiting in the last 5-6 weeks and in between visitors I have been busy sewing, knitting and cooking...and don't forget panicking about Christmas.
I've also been searching for bits and pieces of fall in our little corner of California. It seems if I look hard enough I can find a lovely change of colors in our very own backyard. I just love this color palette.
The pink socks look great hanging on my new sock blockers amongst the leaves. This is my third pair of knit socks finished in as many months. I really love knitting socks in the evening or on the go. 

For this pair of socks I found a pattern on Ravelry but changed it a bit. I don't know how to start socks from the top down. I learned from the toe up and you just can't teach an old dog new tricks. So I adjusted the pattern to be toe up and incorporated the lace pattern repeat as described in the pattern I bought.
I used this yarn that I bought while in Utah for Sewing Summit. It's nice a squishy.

I also tried a new heel pattern. It's the slip stitch heel and I really like how well it fits and how nice it looks.

One sock down, one to go.

You can see the pattern and heel really well in this photo.

These will be put aside for a gift, although I would love to keep them for myself.

This last photo is a little teaser of a quilt I just finished. Now to find time to blog about it, too.

 Sock Stats:
Pattern: Hermione's EveryDay Socks (with adjustments by me) by Erica Lueder
Yarn: Austermann Step 75% wool/25%nylon with Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera Color 0008
needles: 2.5mm 40" circular needle


Leanne said...

I learned first to knit socks top down and often they sat because I used to find grafting the toes hard. Now I make both kinds. I also make most heels like the one you show, they seem to last longer for me. I love seeing your socks, they are lovely

gpc said...

I just love your socks! I have never knitted them, very intimidating at my low level of skill, and I admire you so much for being able to do such a beautiful job! :)

tusen said...

I hope you know I follow your sock knitting adventures closely. These are lovely. I wonder what is the process of adjusting the pattern for toe up knitting, it would be a useful skill. I think toe up two at once is the way to go for me, otherwise I might end up with just one sock, possibly waiting for the slightly scary sounding grafting.

Canadian Abroad said...

That sock fits your foot perfectly! You have a new/another crafting passion. Yay!

Susan Snooks said...

I see many more lovely socks in the future Di! Has mr romance asked for a pair yet?!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...


Christelle said...

Your socks are gorgeous! I've just ordered this book from Melissa Morgan-Oakes: 'Toe-Up 2-At-A-Time Socks' - I'm hoping this will remedy my 2nd sock syndrome :-)

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Your sock talk addles my brain, but they look lovely xxx

Katy Cameron said...

I think you may be taking over from Helen as the Bee Sock Queen lol As long as you're having fun anyway, they look great :o)

Annabella said...

I think I could get in to knitting and you may have inspired me to pick up some yarn when we are back in England next month.