Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Socks Finished, Socks Begun

I finally finished the Koigu jaywalkers. They look great, I think, with the picot edge. However, even though Koigu costs $11 freaking dollars a skein, they still can't seem to get the dye lots to match. So one of my socks is a slightly more washed-out version. Ah, well.

So when I finished the socks last night, I decided to work on some more MDK warshcloths, just because they are so fun. No sooner did I get settled back in my chair with my dishcloth cotton did my husband say he wanted me to make him some socks now.

Ok, fine. I got out the Heritage Handspun Jae sent me a couple of months ago and cast on for the Gentleman's Plain Winter Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks. This should be a nice realxing knit. The yarn is gorgeous, by the way, 75% wool, 25% mohair. It's very lustrous.

Also, I forgot to mention when I got my One Skein Secret Pal final package, although I did thank my pal via email. She sent some mint hot chocolate, scented candles, and a lovely crocheted scarf in a great shade of blue. I love the scarf--I think it's very pretty and has a vintage-y feel to it. Thanks, Melinda!

ETA: My deckhand photo made it into Yarnival! That's pretty exciting, thanks, Eve.

10 comments:

Sharon said...

The yarn for the socks looks lovely and would you believe that someone has just made that exact same scarf for me in blue!!

miss88keys said...

I LOVE your Jaywalkers!

schrodinger said...

Purdy socks!

Carolyn said...

Got to your blog through the link on Addicted to knitting (Kay's) blog! I also made two pair of the fingerless gloves off of knitty!! They really are a fast, fun project, aren't they? I used stash yarns, but think I'll go get some of the yarn called for and make me a pair!

LabMomSuzy said...

I was so excited to see that you made it to Yarnival, because that post was one inspired bit of blog fodder. Who else would have thought to get a hunk to pose with a sock on the needles?

I love your Jaywalkers. I keep meaning to try picot edging, but I always forget until I'm halfway done with a sock.

katie said...

Cute socks! And I love the colorway for your husband's socks.

aija said...

I think the deckahnd was pretty exciting, myself ;)

The jaywalkers are great, and I feel your pain on "matching" koigu dyelots :)

Marianne said...

Jaywalkers looking great, as usual.. the yarn for your husband's socks is dazzling.
Congratulations about Yarnival!

lobstah said...

These guys, I don't know...I think I knit more for my bf than for myself! Somehow, I think it distracts him from how much I spend on yarn (hee hee).

Fannie Pie said...

gorgeous jaywalkers!

just finished another pair for the DH myself. It's great that they appreciate and actually want handknit socks!