Monday, March 9, 2009

Love It, Love It, Lurv It.

Oh yeah baby, I lurv my new sock.

Pattern is called Monkey. Just love the look, colour, feel and comfort of this pattern and how well it knitted up.

This is going to be a pair of socks picked first in my smalls draw, trust me.

Front look of the sock.

Sole of the foot and heel.

What I found so addictive about knitting up this sock is that fact its fun, easy and fast to knit.

Started on the 7th and finished on the 9th.

Hope the other sock is just as quick to complete.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Raspberry Monkey Socks

Love knitting these Monkey socks. The pattern is very addictive. Very happy with the colourway and so can't wait until they are finished.

Even finding I am staying up late at night to knit my socks. If my knitting mojo had gone walk about.... its back now.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Socks, Socks, Socks.

Love knitting socks and as the Jaywalkers are all finished, I thought I would start on a pair for my sister Deb. Knitting the Thuja, as Deb found these to be very comfy over the winter months in the outback.

Looking like they have come from Ronald McDonald's wardrobe. I got to this stage after 1 evening's sitting that finished at about 11.30 pm. Had a quick shower and noticed my arms were stinging.

This is what came up overnight. Done some asking round as the only thing I have done different is knit with some different yarn that is still 100% wool by Patons. Wasn't itchy just hot and I could feel it on my arms.

So I am going to wait until its all cleared up, give it a couple of days clear and have another session with this yarn. If it happens again, we have the allergy pin pointed and I'll finish them off in the winter time when I am wearing long sleeves. It was suggested that the yarn may have more lanolin in it.

So what socks do I knit then??? A pair for me.

This yarn is by "Filatura Di Crosa" called "Maxine Print". The pattern I am knitting is called "Monkey". I have read a few posts about this pattern and thought when I went hunting for it, oh nice..........that'll do me just fine.

Easy as to knit, though I am wondering if the wool is going to be a bit heavy colour wise for it. I'll know more as it grows and then I'll see if I will continue or frog it.

I have some plain colours in cream sock wool..... maybe I could also knit a pair of these socks in 1 of those colour ways too.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Finished Jaywalkers

Finally finished my Jaywalker socks.

Not sure why it took just a dash over 4 months to knit? Maybe the hot weather had something to do with it and getting out of the habit of knitting at night.

I have been concentrating on my UFOs over the last couple of weeks. Feels great when a UFO is finished off. Allows me to head straight for the yarn stash and pick out some more yarn to turn into something fabulous.

Lovely and comfy and I think they so look snazzy on my feet. After wearing my own socks, I tend to find bought sock can be a tad on the tight side.

Rubbing hands together as I am about to start searching for another pattern, for the next pair of socks.

This is the yarn I will be knitting them with. I have started a thread over on Rav on the sock forum, hoping to hear of people's fav sock pattern.

Until next time....hoo roo

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