Sunday, October 22, 2006

Socktoberfest FO

I finished my Embossed Leaves socks in record time--four days. These were made on size 2 dpns with Lisa Souza Sock! merino, the softest sock yarn ever. A woman I used to work with now works for the March of Dimes, so I made these beauties to donate to their silent auction event next week.

I will definitely have to make a pair for myself.

As for other Socktoberfest activities I have:
--finished my husband's socks (see previous post);
--finished one Fleece Artist Unst;
--started another pair of Socks of Doom for my Bunko group prize;
--acquired the yarn and pattern for the Father and Son Socks from IK Fall 2006.

And from the yes-we-have-a-bale-of-hay-on-our-front-porch department, this Rowan Yorkshire Tweed will be turned into a Christmas gift. I may post periodic mystery progress photos.

What happens when you transport hay in the back of your car:

16 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

Wow! You are a speed knitter!! I feel good if I can knock out a single sock in a week. :) Nicely done. I like the sock blockers...keep saying I'm gonna get a couple of those.

Wen said...

Pretty socks! And I'm glad I'm not the only one waiting for Rhinebeck news.

Awesome photo of the Autumn still life with Rowan Tweed. Does the bottom of the yarn look like the trunk of your car? (hee)

miss88keys said...

4 days? I think that may be a record! They are absolutely beautiful & I'm eyeing that Lisa Souza yarn myself .. if only I could decide on the color.

Marianne said...

Verra nicely done! I just love that pattern, made several pair and finally had a bit of pattern burn out but will make them again I know.
I also keep eyeing Lisa's yarns, and now that I know how truly soft it is, well, just saying I know it's in my future.

Jaimi said...

What gorgeous socks! I have sock envy now.

Ava said...

The embossed Leaves socks are beautiful!

Brown Pants said...

Wow! So quick with those socks! That's very impressive!

Rhonda said...

The socks are gorgeous.

Valerie said...

How generous of you to donate those gorgeous socks. They should fetch a pretty penny at the auction!

lobstah said...

The socks came out beautifully, they should get some good bids! Cute hay bale too :b

katie said...

You are a sock goddess!

Fannie Pie said...

Gorgeous socks!!! I thought the lace leaf socks went lightning fast too ( not four days fast but fast), I just loved seeing the leaves emerge!

I'm having a little contest on my blog~ if you can guess what David Sedaris gave me for my anniversary you could win a fibery prize!

Seriously, David Sedaris gave me a present! Is that cool or what?

Jae said...

Love the socks, but not so much the hay-filled trunk. Then again, it's not MY car, so maybe that's not so bad either. ;)

Seriously, though, I think I may have to add those socks to my must knit list. Yours look great!

Fannie Pie said...

Hey,

are you still kicking butt in sockwars? Just curious. It would be so cool if you won :-)

Nora (Black Dog Knits) said...

The Embossed Leaves are GORGEOUS! I love them in pale blue!

PS: Good on you for donating them. x

Terby said...

Those are gorgeous! Your knitting is super fast, too. I'm a little jealous!