Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Couple of Socks (Adriana)

Look! I finished two socks!
socks
Unfortunately, they're not a pair (a growing trend in my sock knitting). On the left is Gen's Tropical Vacation Socks and on the right my purple Koigu socks.

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Here is the first of Gen's socks. (I forgot to remove the stitch marker which showed me the top of the sock.) These had been my commuting knitting, but now that my commute is over for the time being ( my placement is done but I'll be back in class in a week) I'll have to find other time to knit on them. Luckily I'm going to visit my parents for a few days starting tomorrow and the travel time should allow me to get a good start on the second sock.

Remember my lovely but boring Nutkins? At that time, I'd decided to knit Annetrelac socks instead. Doing them toe-up meant that I knit a stockinette foot up to the leg. I tried to follow the pattern but entrelac seems to take forever in fingering weight yarn. I finally concluded that the yarn wanted to be a plain stockinette sock because it sure is beautiful.
purple koigu sock
Once Gen's socks are done I'll knit the second purple sock.

The final project I have on the go right now is a super long scarf for the sister of a friend (it's a birthday present from my friend). She wanted it to be long enough to wrap twice around her neck and to place her hands in pockets at the end. For something that long I insisted on bulky yarn. Because of that it's knitting up really quickly. Here's what it looks like from where I'm sitting:
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It's grown at least another foot since I took this picture. I've nicknamed the scarf Big Red :)

4 comments:

Bertha said...

Ooh, what is that scarf yarn, it looks super pretty!

spillyjane said...

Way to scarf, lady! That's a great shade of red.

Heather G. said...

That is some fine scarfin'!

Azura said...

Yay socks! Do they come with a tropical vacation? cuz that would be sweet ;)

nice scarf. Big Red *giggle*