16 July 2011

Summer Knitting

IndulganceSox

I have been doing a bit of Summer Knitting in an effort to bust the sock yarn stash. I pulled all the self-striping yarn and put it in a basket near my spot in the living room. With self-striping yarn, one doesn't need to get fancy, just let the yarn do the work. The first pair of socks were knit with an afterthought heel from Melody Johnson @ Fibermania. It does give a different look to the sock, doesn't it?

CupcakeSox

I am not happy with the second pair of socks at all. No sir-ee. I changed NOTHING from one sock to the other and look at what the pink does on each sock.I wonder if the colors were a bit longer on one of the skeins. But done is done so I am not ripping it out.


FeatherFanSmokeRing

And then there is this lovely! I used sock yarn to knit up this smoke ring/cowl scarf in a feather and fan pattern. These scarves are so wonderful to wear as they stay on like a necklace.

9 comments:

  1. Oooh such pretty knitting. I'm with you though, don't much care for the one sock, it didn't stripe correctly.

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  2. Those socks won't show up too differently when you have shoes on; y'know? The cowl scarf is gorgeous, I have seen those and drooled over them. I am NOT, I repeat...NOT... taking up knitting! Too many vices have a hold of me already. You do incredibly lovely work.

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  3. I live the second pair.... they're unique and therefore... special.

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  4. Ooh, how fun! Love your socks!

    I agree. I have vowed to purchase sock yarn much more often...just to use for scarves, fingerless gloves, cowls, slouchie hats.... The list goes on.

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  5. Great job on all of the projects.

    The pink socks are definitely fraternal twins. It's strange how the heel and gusset are nearly the same.

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  6. I love knitting afterthought heels, too. Just finished a pair last night. Your socks look great!

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  7. Ha! The better to camouflage your left foot. Love the blog.

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  8. I love your socks! I just finished my first pair ever. I just followed the instructions carefully and it worked. I don't know if I'll get brave enough to try to alter patterns like you?
    The yarn I used made stripes too. I was careful to try to get the yarn at the same color/starting point, but they're a little different too. It looks like yours had longer runs of color? They're fun anyways!

    I really like your cowel too. My DIL made me one for Christmas and I love it. :)

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  9. Nothing like sock knitting in the summer!
    I have a huge bulky sweater I could finish in a short amount of time, but can't seem to get it out and hold it on my lap. *ugh*
    Vicki

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