Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Whee! Cascading Leaves--Done!


And here they are in all their glory, er, in my kitchen. Ta dah!

I just can't believe how quickly the second sock went. I started it Sunday morning, and just finished the toe decreases this morning before work. Amazing!

I think they turned out so pretty, I just love the pattern. It's easy to follow, and the results are impressive. Not bad for my second ever pair of socks, huh?

If you're interested in that sort of thing, these were made with Gems Pearl Merino in crabapple on a set of 5 size 2 dpns.

Now I just don't know what to work on until my mail-order stuff gets here. I've been wrestling with a scarf pattern from the oddly-shaped scarf book (I can't remember the title). I bought the yarn for it a while ago, but was never able to make much progress on it. Then last week that book was featured on Knitty Gritty and they showed how to make this particular scarf, the one with the crossovers.

Well, I've been trying to make it work, watching the video over and over, but I just can't get my crossovers straight. So I got frustrated and gave up for now.

I probably should get started on the second sock for the pair that's going to my sister. It's so very boring though. Hmmm. I'll have to think about it for a bit.

28 comments:

Heather said...

Wow, you are a quick knitter! Those socks are fabulous!

Sue said...

I can't believe you're finished them already! They're beautiful - nice work!

nk said...

thanks for stopping by to say hiya! can't wait to check out your blog!

sunny said...

That's amazing! How fast are you? Very Fast. They look great, too :).

Joni said...

Gorgeous socks! I like your idea for duplicating the second sock; it's like socknitting-related science fiction. ;) Thanks for stopping by, we had a great day and we'll be going to buy more flowers tomorrow!

Knit and Tink said...

Thanks for visiting. The socks are beautiful! It really is fun when they knit up so fast!

milk and cake said...

once i figure out exactly how to finish socks without the toes looking super-stumpy, i'm totally making these. they are so cute! you did a great job.

cellowingnut said...

That was fast! Wish my socks were going that quickly! They look great! I love handknit socks.

pralalaa! said...

Wow! They are loooovely. I've decided to do Potatmoaous and then Hedera, but hey - those are pretty too! :)

Kari said...

Love the socks...cool pattern and love the color too.
hmm...I think I saw that episode of Knitty Gritty, the one with the crossover scarf. It looked fun to make.

weaselrina said...

oh my god, they are gorgeous!
I must make those next! MUST

Trixie said...

Love the socks, and they go so well with your kitchen (which I also like, what you show of it!)

I think your post has finally convinced me to try sock knitting this spring. I'm seeing convergence here -- I just found a couple of great yarn stores here in OKC as well as the one mentioned in Tulsa. Maybe I'll have some cute socks like you one of these days!

Susan said...

It's one of my favorite patterns. Thanks for comment on the rug. Please let us know how you liked the Louet Pearl. Hearing a lot about it and just my have to get some.

Emma said...

I really liked the Louet Pearl yarn. It's nice and soft and comes on gorgeous colors, and it held up well through ripping both socks back at least once.

Sharon said...

Hi Emma,

lovely socks, you are obviously a quick knitter.

Thanks for visiting me and saying hi.

Jeanne said...

Hmmm....two pair of socks finished in a very short period of time...I think that means you are offically a sock knitter.

Wool Winder said...

Very pretty! Sock knitting is addictive!

Liz K. said...

Oh, now, you didn't even need my Second Sock Syndrome Avoidance tips! Right on, Emma!

The_Add_Knitter said...

OK--WOW you're fast! The socks look like they match together well which is something I have yet to master. Nice work!

katie said...

Cool socks! I REALLY need to get over my fear of DPN's (lol) so I can make some!

And if that's a red Kitchen Aid mixer peaking in to the picture, I love that too! :)

Alison said...

Really pretty socks!

Jae said...

Thanks for visiting. I only wish that I could knit socks as fast as you! I love your kitchen as well.

Kelly said...

The socks are beautiful! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.

Donna said...

When we were living someplace with real winter, I was very interested in scarves. Now hat we are back home in Houston, I don't care much about scarves unless they are light weight enough for our warm weather. Good luck on yours.

Your socks are beautiful. I've found that really good socks are even more important in warm weather than in the cold!

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brigid said...

The cascading leaves socks look really good - very impressive for your second pair of socks! I have killed off my first try and am making better progress with mark two.

gourdongirl said...

Thankx for stopping by 12 steppers blog and commenting on my sox. I love your sox too, might just have to try that falling leaves pattern it looks neat.

yarn_nut said...

Beautiful work! I lov them.

Paula said...

Pretty! I knit my Cascading Leaves in CTH Spanish Moss. :)