Saturday, November 18, 2006

Baltic Sea Socks


Here is another project I've been working on. I normally am a one-project-at-a-time kind of knitter. But in October I was heading to a conference, and wanted to have something that wouldn't be as cumbersome as the sweater I've been working on. So I started this. (I ended up taking the sweater anyway). Haven't done much up to now, but every once in a while I'll just grab it and throw on a few rows.

One of the unique things about this project is that I'm not really doing a pattern. I'm loosely following the toe-up system that Charlene Schurch uses in "Sensational Knitted Socks," but not exactly. The neat thing about the toe up socks is that, for me at least, they're not quite so pattern-dependent as gusset socks. Or, I suppose I should say that I'm not so dependent on patterns when making toe-up socks as opposed to gusset socks.

6 comments:

  1. Hey! speaking of socks, did you ever get that Lorna's Laces we sent? It was shipped direct so we never got to lay our eyes on the gorgeous subtle variations of dark greenish greyish nearly solid something that we decided was you. Then again, I see you in that hat and maybe we should have picked out something more vivid!

    -S&J

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  2. Yes, I did! They're in a special place under the glass on our cakestand! It'll be evicted when we bake Jeff's birthday cake.

    They colors are gorgeous. I'll be sure to post pictures once I start using the yarn.

    Thanks so much for this gift! It's perfect!

    Thanks for posting!

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  3. Oh -- and I changed the blog settings so that people can post anonymously. I'm sorry if you had to register to comment. You shouldn't have to after that.

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  4. Hi Steve - just found your blog from Janna's blog. Hope you are doing well - can't wait to read more. Those socks are beautiful! Please post pics when you finish. I can't wait to see them.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Greg (Bodin - from SCC)

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  5. Hi, Greg! Thanks for commenting! I still glance over at the zebra-stripe Opal sock yarn from time to time -- haven't had the guts to take the plunge yet. You have a happy Thanksgiving, too!

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  6. Oh my goodness, Janelle had always told me that you're a one-project-at-a-time kind of guy. You can imagine my surprise when I saw the sock posted on your blog! It is beautiful!

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