May 11, 2007
Socks In the Air
The wind has changed and I find socks swirling all around me. I recently received my Sock Pal for Sockapalooza 4 -- sorry cannot tell you who, it's a secret -- and have been contemplating designs and yarn. But before I begin Sockapalozzing in earnest, I have two delightful sock tasks to attend to. First, on Sunday -- yep, Mother's Day -- I'm participating in Liz's Sock in a Day Challenge. And second, I want to finish my Lenten Rose socks from Sundara's Petal Collection sock club.
Sundara's Petal Collection socks have been a joy to knit. Not only is the yarn a pleasure to both look at and knit with, but Sundara's attention to detail is all too obvious in her well written patterns. I know, I know that last sentence was filled with generalizations, so here are a few supporting specifics:
The moral of my story:
The difference between a hand-knit and a hand-crafted item is in the details.
October 18, 2006
October Petals Collection
Luckily I only had to wait by the front door for a day and a half for the next Petals Collection installment to arrive -- thank goodness for Priority Mail. I don't want to be the spoiler for other Petals Collection members who have not yet received their package, so enter at your own risk...
The Fall Foliage yarn is Sundara's "Somewhat Solid" in red/orange and rust -- a stunning combination espeically for an orange lover like myself. These socks are knit from the toe up in a leafy lace pattern and feature a short row -- nona loves the short row -- heel. The yarn is wound and I look forward to casting on. Can you tell how much fun I'm having with The Petals Collection!
October 16, 2006
Waiting for the Mailman
I know, I know, I won't be receiving my next Petals Collection installment for a few days, but a girl can still wait by the door for the mailman can't she?
Did you notice, observant reader, that I'm wearing my finished Hydrangea socks? I give these socks an A+. Not only did the pattern hold my interest through both socks -- no SSS here -- but I love the look and fit of the finished socks.
|Started:||September 1, 2006|
|Finished:||October 14, 2006|
|Pattern:||Hydrangea Socks from The Petals Collection|
|Yarn:||Sundara Yarn's Sock Yarn; Hydrangea|
|Needles:||US 2; 1st sock on DPNs, 2nd on 2 circulars|
October 14, 2006
As I knit my second Hydrangea sock using 2 circular needles I find myself craving red licorice strings. Could it be the delightfully flexible red cords of my new KnitPicks circular needles?
October 12, 2006
One Hydrangea Petal
No second sock syndrome for nona, at least not for my Hydrangea Socks from The Petal Collection. The first sock is finished and I immediately casted on for the 2nd -- after taking a brief prerequisite MCS break of course.
Sundara's pattern is very well written and easy to follow. Plus she includes instructions for knitting your socks using either double pointed needles, 2 circular needles, or the magic loop -- how cool is that! I used DPNs for my first sock and am using 2 circulars for the second sock. Why you ask? Because I'm an experimenting type of gal, that's why. The next Petal Collection installment is going out Oct. 16th and I plan to be wearing my Hydrangea Socks when I pickup the mail.
September 06, 2006
It's a well documented fact that nona is an avid sock knitter who is extremely happy sitting on her ass watching tennis and knitting. This is no speculative claim, scientific reader, as I have empirical evidence as proof. Just look at the Hydrangea sock I've been knitting while watching the U.S. Open...
The leg of this sock is worked in a simple 2 round lace pattern that spirals around and around -- very cleaver and hypnotic. I'm through the gusset -- don't you love that word -- and am racing toward the toe. If it weren't for last night's U.S. Open rain-out, I'd be there -- the toe -- by now. I sure hope it clears today, 'cause my ass needs some sittin' and my sock needs some knittin'.
August 30, 2006
The August edition of the Petals Collection has been sitting unopened on my desk waiting, just waiting, for me to organize my stash. Well, I'm organized so the heck with the waiting -- I cannot wait to see what's inside. Care to open it with me?
Wrapped in Color Coordinated Tissue
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