Sunday, August 10, 2008


Its been all socks, all the time here at Chez Wack-a-Doo.
I've finished 2, yes, Two, pairs of Bee & Thistle socks (check out Impulse of Delight for info Rav link here)

I loved testing this pattern for Ruth. First, she writes a great coherent pattern. Second she dyes freakin awesome yarn.
I knit these on US1's, learned to do the Philosopher's Wool 2 handed Fair Isle and had so much yarn left over that I got a 2nd pair done. In fact I have a nice walnut size ball of EACH yarn still left. FWIW, I have a women's size 6 foot and prefer a shorter cuff but still, I bet you could easily get knee socks out of one of her skeins of yarn.
Then I finally finished up my Rivendell socks... they were treat knitting, hence the reason they took so long. Guess I wasn't that good! This is a fun pattern. Well written and fun charts. By the time you get the leg done, the chart part is over and you sail down the foot.
The yarn is Impulse of Delight "Forest Floor" and again I have enough left over for smallish project. I love this yarn with the heat of a thousand suns. If I were stuck on an island and could only have one yarn, this would be it. The colors are interesting, the yarn handles well and the yardage is supreme. I really really hope she does this colorway again.
Finally, 1/2 of a Pro Natura sock (picture taken with the help of Sammy & Cody who are taking his vacation here at Chez Wack-a-Doo) This is leftover birthday yarn and by doing coordinating heels and toes, I'm able to get another pair. (I'm feeling thrifty)
I'm on US1's and the pattern is a made up rib with mock cable. I *heart* mock cables. I expect these to be done soon, then I start Christmas knitting. (Christmas? this is just crazy. Where did the summer go?)



Blogger Charity said...

These are awesome!! :0)

10:28 PM, August 10, 2008  
Blogger Julie said...

Now I know where my sock mojo has gone; you took it! Beautiful job on all the socks.

5:32 AM, August 11, 2008  
Blogger Tala said...

Great socks! Rivendell look awesome - that's totally in my queue! I'm STILL slogging on the Noro socks, because they're the driving knitting, and I can't take shotgun with the morning sickness, so I do all the driving! I like the Pro Natura socks, too! Cute cute!

7:15 AM, August 11, 2008  
Blogger Lovs2Knit said...

Love the socks! I'm getting ready to start a new pair. Hopefully these won't take as long as the last ones. :)

12:03 PM, August 11, 2008  

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