Sunday, October 23, 2011

Boring Post #76

Two more pairs of socks are done. They are both 10.5" long. I call these the girl tiger pair, but they are really Lang Jawoll Color Aktion. This seems like a nice sturdy yarn that will hold up with lots of wear. It came with a separate little skein of yarn to knit in on the heels and toes. I'm not sure I liked knitting with it, though, as it made it almost too thick to knit. 68 sts, size 1 dpns.

This pair is made from Patons Kroy socks in the cascade colorway. I think I'm working through all the colors of Kroy one by one. They are 60 sts on size 2 dpns.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A day in the life of a sock

A couple of days ago DS#2 had a soccer game about 1.5 hours away from us. The game itself take only about 1.5 hours, but the process usually takes up the entire day. I gave a good attempt on taking pictures of my sock progress throughout the day.

I cast on at home and knit a couple of rows. Then, I did some knitting in the car:

At beginning of the game it looked like this:

The team mom brings lollipops for the parents to keep us busy and shut us up so we don't start yelling at the refs or players. I don't really have that problem, but I usually take a pop anyway. This one is caramel apple and it distracted me from knitting:

By halftime, my sock looked like this:

Then, on the way home I knitted a couple more rows:

The game ended in a tie, but there was really nice weather and no rain, no lost knitting needle, and good knitting progress. A successful day!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Same old, same old

Same old, same old around here. Been going to lots of games (both field hockey and soccer) and have been knitting more socks. These socks measure at 29cm which is about 10.5". However, my son with the 12" feet can fit into them comfortably. I don't know what's up with that. Maybe they have a lot of stretch in them.

Patons Kroy denim stripes on size 2 dpns, 64 sts. There's actually still some yarn left over, so I might make a pair of baby socks...

...and that's what I did with this leftover Filatura Lanarota Fashion Toes yarn. They're pretty little, but I'm sure some baby will fit into them just right.

Filatura Lanarota Fashion Toes yarn, size 2 dpns, 36 sts.

Here's the next pair on the needles. These are Lang Jawoll in a pattern that looks like girl tiger stripes.

These are all for the M4A sock challenge that are due in November.

I need to get moving on other items on my to-do list. Christmas presents are being planned, a hat has been requested, and a zebra putter golf club cover has been mentioned. (That'll take some thinking....)