Sunday, August 28, 2005

Socks 5

When last I blogged, I was trying to decide what to knit next. I'm happy to report that the fifth pair of socks - the summery ones - are complete. Just in time for the end of summer. I thought the yarn would be a good choice for warm weather - cotton and wool, a bit lighter weight, and bright summer colors. Then I realized I don't wear socks in the summer. But I'm sure these will be nice next spring. Still using the same pattern and needles as the previous 3 pairs.

I immediately cast on for the next pair, using some Koigu PPPM that I bought last winter. I thought it was way too expensive to use while I was still learning sock knitting, but now I feel confident that I won't ruin it. And so far, I'm very happy with it - the colors are beautiful and the yarn is soft and lustrous.

I've also been knitting a sleeveless top, but I finished the back and took a good look at it, and I really don't think it's going to be a flattering garment on me. Too boxy and bulky. I knew I had to make it longer than the pattern or I wouldn't wear it at all, but I was afraid I was going to run out of yarn and stopped too soon (I'm NOT going to run out of yarn). So I'm still working on it sporadically and I'll complete it, but I'm no longer eager for the finished product.


Mary said...

Your socks are beautiful! And how fun that I found another Virginia gardener-knitter! I actually found your knitting blog after visiting your gardening blog mentioned on GardenWeb's blog.

I'm in Richmond -- where are you?

3:50 PM  
Entangled said...

Mary, I'm in western Fairfax Co. (housing tract land - hard to put a place name on it). We bought a place in Central Virginia last fall, and will be alternating between the two until retirement. I overheard a sales clerk in a Charlottesville yarn shop say that she thinks all knitters must be gardeners because her business slows way down in spring and then picks up again when the weather gets too hot for gardening.

Can it really be that I haven't posted anything on this blog for a year and a half?!? I really have to do better with it or give it up. I have been knitting and beading in the meantime.

7:11 AM  

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