This is the beginning of sock #1 of the Hedgerow Socks pattern. I saw the pattern a couple of weeks ago, on Ravelry, and really liked the look of it. So I looked to see what sock yarn I had that I wanted to use for it, and pulled out a ball of Trekking Pro Natura, a wool/bamboo blend that I had bought last year sometime at Rosie's. The color in person is not quite as intense as the photo, but I like how it looks so far, and I'm proud of myself for using stash yarn. So far, the yarn and I are getting along quite well. These will likely be one of my Christmas 2008 gifts, though I haven't decided yet who will be the recipient. However, this will likely be the last time until after next Christmas that I'll post a picture on the blog, to maintain at least a little bit of mystery, and keep them a surprise.
The pattern has a different type of heel than I am used to, and I've never done a pattern where it continues on the foot of the sock, so this one will probably keep me on my toes (and HA! it's a sock, get it??).
And more knitting done on Dotty:This shows the colors that I have for each of the dot rows, with one of the yarns being a variegated one. I don't seem to be able to capture the true color of the main yarn, which is a rose-beige, but this is closer than last time.
At our class this past Thursday, I was really pleased, because it appears that I'm going along very well on this project, both tension- and size-wise. Now that I have more of an idea how it works, it's not as daunting. However, at some point I will get at the armholes, and need to make the V-neck, so there are still challenges ahead. But I will admit to feeling like it's all going to work out.
I still have two other projects that I want to start, one being another Christmas gift (therefore another mystery), and the other being the Sailboat hat for Ben and Halden's baby. These two projects will be the ones I can work on when I watch TV, etc., since they will be less involved. The Hedgerow Socks and Dotty will be my projects when I can pay closer attention. I think that will work pretty well, and keep me from getting tired of any individual project. For now, at least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Very, very nice sock - I like the pattern and the rosey yarn from Rosie's...
Love the yarn you chose for the socks - and I think you will really like having the pattern go down to the toes. Dotty is moving along quickly. So lucky to have a class to help with the V neck - I think that could be a tricky part.
Bridget- I have yet to decide whether Ravelry is good or evil.
The sweater reminds me of Dippin' Dots.
If there's hope for mine, there's hope for yours!
So, will you be steeking the armholes and v-neck? No problem! And believe me - it would be so much easier to insert a steek than to start knitting back and forth in colour at the armholes.
I love the watermelon color of your sock. Very summery.
Look at all that progress!! Do you need a damp cloth for your feverish brow?
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