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Sunday, February 05, 2006

More Socks

Well, I finally have my next pair of socks done, and I think they turned out pretty good, and I am even wearing them as I type this. I am really enjoying knitting socks, at least so far, and I wore them to Bible Study today and they felt and looked great. I got some nice comments on them as well, so that was nice and encouraging.

The first picture below, the colour didn't turn out for some reason, probably the flash but who knows. The light parts that appear while are actually yellow, and the part that look like really light blue (especially near the yellow) is actually green.


Below is a better picture, colourwise at least. I was trying to be really creative and cross my legs for the picture. I was hoping my cat would get in the picture as well as she was up on the bed I was sitting on but she ran the other way when she saw the camera. Poor kitty, I think she's sick and tired of the camera from all of the pictures that I've taken of her these last eight years! Sadly, she did not wish to make an appearance in these pictures...

Anyway, you can at least see the colours better in this picture. They show up more like they really are (though the colours are still looking a little lighter than they actually are)...again, I have no idea why this one would turn out better than the last. The batteries were low to nil as I was trying to set up the pics and that is also why they are plain and boring and not very artistically taken like a lot of the pictures I've seen in other blogs (I had to snap them fast before the camera shut off). But, I just wanted to get my proof that I finished them so they could count for Sock of the Month, etc.

They are made with Patons Kroy (75% wool, 25% nylon) in the colour "Krazy Stripes" using 3.25 mm needles. I knit them from a pattern that was around a skein of other Pattons yarn (Bernat Sox) and is actually the same pattern that my previous ones that were pink and purple stripes. The only thing I did differently was to not make stripes.

I should be getting the second of the green pair for my nephew done some time this week. Thankfully the small socks for two year old don't take as long to knit up as adult sizes. I've got to finish reading a book and do a 7 page paper on it as well as a test to study for this week so if I don't get the sock done, I won't worry about it. I don't have any deadline to meet, so that's a help. Also, I want to get it done up earlier in the week because the Knitting Olympics start this week and I want to devote my time to that little project.

Off to do some homework now. Happy knitting!

12 comments:

Allena said...

those are pretty socks!

Sharon said...

Lovely socks, I think you have been well and truly bitten by the sock knitting bug. How do I know? It bit me long ago!! ;)

Ruth said...

wow, cute socks!! great job =)

Catherine Kerth said...

they are beautiful!!!!! i love the colors shelley, purrrrrrfect :)

amylovie said...

They look great!

Rachel said...

Both shots show the color pretty well on my monitor. They look great! Perfect for an early spring, which I'm hoping for.

Tina in Wonderland said...

Cool socks! I love the pretty stripey pattern of that yarn! Great job!

lexa said...

Very pretty colors! Luv 'em!

Sedie said...

I love the colors on your socks. Hey, good luck with your Olympic knitting challenge! Sounds like you'll be getting a delayed start, but I'm sure you'll catch up in no time.

Anny said...

Lookin' good!

Elizabeth said...

Love the socks - they are happy colors! Doncha hate it when life (school and/or work) gets in the way of doing the things we enjoy most? It will all work out in the end though. Good luck in the Olympics - I'm doing a pair of Jaywalkers! :)

Maggie Ann said...

Wow, your socks are pretty, I love the blue and yellow together!