20 June 2011

Goody Goody!

Well, I think it's about time I showed you something I have actually knitted, don't you?  To give you some background on this project, about a month ago, on a Sunday at Rosie's, my partner in crime Andrea and I were talking about how a) we have tons of sock yarn, b) we love to knit socks, and c) socks would be the perfect summer project - small, interesting, and with many choices for patterns.  We decided that we would declare this summer to be Sock Summer Sundays at Rosie's, and only work on socks.   (Later, Andrea would mention that this was a competition, but at the beginning it was completely innocent ...)

A couple of years back, I had joined the Rockin' Sock Club from Blue Moon Fiber Arts, makers of Socks That Rock yarns.  Besides the sock yarn I had bought on any given trip to a yarn store, I had 12 skeins of Socks That Rock yarn that I'd never even wound on the swift and ball winder.  So I decided to start with some of that.

This was a little bit after Easter, and one of the colorways was very spring/Easter-y to me, so I chose that for my first pair.  The pattern that had come with the yarn didn't really appeal to me, so I decided to try the Blueberry Waffle Socks pattern.  This turned out to be a wonderful pairing of pattern and yarn.  They took me longer to knit than I'd hoped, due to pneumonia, but in the end I was thrilled with how they looked!

Here is a close-up of the stitch pattern, which results in a very pretty as well as cushy fabric:

Pattern:  Blueberry Waffle Socks by Sandy Turner  (Ravelry link)
Yarn:  Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight, in the Goody Goody colorway
Needles:  US 1 1/2
Modifications: None.  I really like this pattern the way it's written.

The only thing was, that once I was finished, I realized that they were pretty, springy, and cheery, but not really colors I am wild about.  Fortunately, at one point, my niece Annie had seen them, and asked if she could have them.  Score!   They'll be appreciated, worn, and I have birthday present knitted well ahead of time.  I'm so happy to know they will be loved. 

I've already started on my next pair of socks, and they will be for The Tim.  You'll just have to stay tuned to read all about them ... and other stuff I have to tell you ... oh the suspense!


Marie said...

Sigh! One of these days I'll learn to knit socks. One of these days...

joanchicago said...

Oooh! I love these socks. Not really my colors either, but I am way more flexible about color when it comes to socks. And I really like the stitch you used. I just may have to add this to my Ravelry queue.

SissySees said...

Love those socks. The colors make me happy.

I need to dig out my STR skein...

KSD said...

Very fresh, pretty colors! Well done. Feeling much better, I take it?

Carrie K said...

I love those socks, stitch pattern, color and all. Not that I wear any other color than white socks. It's good that they're going to a good home! Where they'll be appreciated.

The race is on!! Are you winning? ;0