27 August 2009

Moving right along ...

Well, we had a lovely few days of vacation with some of my family in Fenwick Island, Delaware (which I'm never sure is in DE or MD ...), and we had the chance to see everyone while we were there. There was much hilarity, especially as we were obsessed with www.awkwardfamilyphotos.com, and Photocrashers (the website I cannot currently locate), and spent hours amusing ourselves. As I mentioned in a post on Facebook, the best part about spending time with family is that we are all so easily amused!

Anyway, vacation pictures next time. Today I have some knitting for you.

First, look kids - an FO!


Yep, my toe-up socks are finished! I actually finished them last week, but didn't get around to taking a picture of them until yesterday. If you are so inclined to care, here are the details:

Pattern: Gusset Hell Basic Socks, by Wendy D. Johnson (Ravelry link here).
Needles: size 1.5 US
Yarn: Socka Color, in the Daisy Dot colorway (I think this is discontinued).
Started on July 16 and finished on August 20.
Notes: I am so glad I learned how to knit toe-up socks, this will give me a lot of new patterns to try! I am pleased with the way they turned out, and they fit nicely. I like the way the yarn looks, but am puzzled as to why it is called Daisy Dot - however, that's not for me to worry about.
Modifications: None. I just wanted to stick with the basic formula and see if it would work out ...

I'm also making progress on my Pickle Cardigan (Ravelry link here), now having finished two sleeves:
I'm pleased with how they look, and am so far enjoying the pattern. I have decided to do the two cardigan fronts next. That way, if I run low on yarn (as some people have reported has happened to them), and I can't find the same dye lot, the back will be the only part that doesn't match 100%. Hey, I won't have to see it ...

I've also got another pair of socks (surprise! Not.) on the needles. They will be a Christmas gift, so no picture or details on those anytime soon here on the blog. (You can see the start of them here on my Ravelry project page.)

I also have a lot of things running around in my brain that I am considering as other birthday and holiday gifts this year. Unless I get them sorted out soon though, they will likely stay right there in their current disorganized state.

Only time will tell ...

11 comments:

Carrie K said...

Sometimes that state is the best one.

Cute socks! Cute sleeves. Good plan on the cardi in case of low yarn.

Easily Amused.

Carol said...

By the way, I wear a size 9 Wide.
Just in case...
xoxo

Maureen said...

Less than four months until Christmas......eeeeeeekkkk!
Love the daisy dot socks, by the way.

Channon said...

Oh, that Pickle!! I just love that color...

dmaxi said...

Whenever I hear Delaware I think of my Mum singing
"What did Delaware? She wore a New Jersey"
Is this a real song? or something she made up? I often wonder how many other States were included.

Loving the Pickle sweater. It's a great green. It's funny you saying mastering toe-up has opened up more pattern possiblilites to you. Conquering my fear of Kitchener opened up top-down patterns to me.

handeyecrafts said...

Yeah, but whaduz Time know?

Lisa said...

Love the socks. They look like cupcakes with those little ball jimmies. Sweet.

Chris said...

Hmm. Those'd be some really, really colorful daisies, wouldn't they?

Brigitte said...

Gusset Hell socks, LOL! I'm easily amused as well.

How long does it take for you to make a pair of socks? Me? About 6 months.

Lorraine said...

Bridget- You did it- you said the "c" word!

mary said...

Congratulations on finishing the socks! I really like the pokadot yarn. And as someone else said, love the color of your pickle.