Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Koigu!--UPDATED!!

I'm going to a wedding this weekend, in Glasgow, Kentucky, which is where I grew up. My friend Amy is getting married--we've been friends since we were in 4th grade, although I haven't seen her since my wedding almost six years ago.

I decided it would be cool to knit her and her husband-to-be Koigu socks. I'm not quite done, but I wanted to go ahead and post, partially because I'm leaving town, but mainly because I got in trouble with my SP8 hostess for not updating frequently enough. This one's for you, Cecily! So without further ado, here are the Koigu Wedding Socks.

Hers are Jaywalkers, of course, with a picot edge. I think they're darling.



His are modified from Gentleman's Fancy Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks.

I hope they like them!

And my SP8 made his or her prescence known. I received a box from Amazon, and it made me kind of mad because I ordered a birthday present for my niece last week and instructed Amazon to send it to her in Michigan. So I was just sure they had screwed it up.

But no! It was a book from my SP, and it was one from my wishlist, and he or she said to be expecting a box from an etsy seller shortly too! Can''t wait. Thank you so much, SP! I can't wait to get into the book and find some new patterns. I've heard great things about this book, and I appreciate it so much.

Here's a photo of the book all ready for my trip, along with a gorgeous bag I bought from etsy seller charmdesign.

And now, from the WIP file, I give you the wee beginning of the Clapotis I am making for me out of KnitPicks Shimmer in Happy Dance (doublestranded). I have to say, the colors in this stuff are just luscious, and infintely entertaining to watch. I still have a long way to go on this, I do realize, but I can visualize the finished product in my head, and it's going to be amazing.

Also currently in progress is a Cozy for my mom, using KnitPicks Andean Silk.

I've really enjoyed the little I've done on both of these projects, maybe partially because they're not Koigu socks. But progress has been slow to say the least as I've been dedicated to the wedding socks for the last month. Hopefully both will progress substantially soon!

Ah, my dear readers, this has been an action-packed, thrilling installment. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

UPDATE

Well, my bags are all packed and ready to go.....

And so are the wedding socks!

And, SP, my stitch markers arrived. Cutest things EVAH! Thanks so much.


Ok, I'm done.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

The clapotis is going to be gorgeous! I also love the cozy. I've made one clapotis and may do another after I see how yours looks in the Andean silk.

Your One Skein SP

Joanne M said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Edna said...

Where in Kentucky are you from? I live in Cynthiana, which is just north of Lexington. I love the KniPicks yarn also. I got some of the Shimmer for a Clapotis also in Morning Mist. I made my first one with WoolEase. It turned out to be so much fun I ordered this for a second one!

Emma said...

I grew up in Glasgow, which is in the sounthcentral part of the state, about halfway between Louisville and Nashville. I'm really excited about going back for a visit!

lobstah said...

The wedding socks are such a cool idea! The bag you bought is adorable, I love the fabric.

cecily said...

Both of your projects look fantastic! I'm jeeeeeeeeealous!

Kay said...

I think the wedding socks is a wonderful gift. I can't wait to see Cozy. It already looks gorgeous.

Melissa said...

The socks look great! I love the bag and that's awesome that your SP sent you such a great gift!

Beth S. said...

Oh, I LOVE your Jaywalkers! The pattern works beautifully with Koigu. I'll have to remember that!

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shanwen said...

hello, i love that bag you bought from esty :) So sweet and delicate yet it looks spacious. By the way, have you decided on what socks to knit from 'Knitting On the road '?

Bee said...

I love the picot edging on your jaywalker. It looks so much better than the original pattern. Nice job!

Catherine Kerth said...

very cute socks! love that color of koigu!

Sandra Knapp said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I think your "wedding socks" are really lovely, and I'm sure their new owners are going to just love them!!

Sandie

Anonymous said...

i love how the stitch markers match the wrapping on the wedding gift :-D

-Your SP8 :-D

cecily said...

I so wish I could knit socks...I'm not very good with dpns, and I haven't found a pattern I can understand, yet. Maybe it's just the short rows that confuse me...

RooKnits said...

I love the Koigu Jaywalkers. They are fantastic. It is such an excellent pattern too and a wonderful idea for a wedding gift. I have lots of 30th birthdays coming up and I am hoping to do socks for many of them.

knittingnurse said...

Love the Wedding socks idea. Hummm, I have a wedding in October . . . . . . Mind if I steal your idea?

Also, totally not knitting/fibre related, what kind of luggage is that? I LOVE IT!