Friday, July 28, 2006

Ogres are like onions

*Sorry for the screwy photo placement...Blogger photo uploading is not cooperating, again.

Parfait Basket Weave Rib Socks
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Pattern: Basket Weave Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Parfait
Needles: KnitPicks dpns size 0
Start Date: July 18, 2006
Finish Date: July 26, 2006
Comments: I say it about so many socks, but these really may be my favorite pair. This parfait color is the first Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock I ever purchased (Can you tell what may have inspired the new colors on my blog?). I am so thrilled I waited until I found such a great pattern for it. I think the Basket Weave Rib works really well with the color repeats and I just tore threw knitting these socks as I couldn't wait to see what they would look like once they were finished. They look pretty darn cool:) I used the garter edge heel flap from Sensational Knitted Socks (I knit the same heel flap for the Shamrock Basket Weave socks and the Openwork Rib socks) and I think it looks neat with the basket weave effect.

Harvest Moon Socks That Rock RPM SockHaving completed my first successful short row heel there was no stopping me finishing up the first RPM sock (Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock mediumweight in Harvest Moon). This heavier weight yarn just knits up so quickly and the pattern is so easy to follow. (The heel has no blue in it...the camera just really wanted it to be that color and I couldn't fight it). Just over 3 days left to complete one more sock in my July six sock pair crazyathon... Nothing will stop me now!

4-8-15-16-23-42 Yarntini Sock YarnAnd here's a little something that I just got in the mail yesterday. It's Yarntini's self-striping yarn in the color 4-8-15-16-23-42. For those that don't watch Lost, those numbers won't mean much. Matt and I only are halfway through the second season, but we really like the show and I've heard great things about Yarntini yarn so it was a perfect match! Jessica (Yarntini) also included some lovely little soaps and a nice note. You have to love great customer service:) (I believe she's updating her etsy store today).


Kaitie Tee said...

Great socks! I'm going to have to try that pattern. I also think I'm going to have to buy some yarn from Yarntini. Everyone seems to be raving about it!

Dave said...

The Parfait Basketweaves are nice -- I like how the stripes enhance the weave pattern -- but I'm loving the RPMs!

Liz said...

Damn Alyssa, that Knitty sock in the BlueMoon mediumweight yarn is fabulous! When we go to Stitches Midwest, I'm going to get me some of that yarn!

Kathy said...

Will check out Yarntini. Im glad you aren't like a good fisherman. They never tell where they caught the fish you know....they send you to another spot altogether!

Parfait is really something. The other two look great as well. Im searching for Trek at stitiches on friday after my class. stay cool.