Saturday, June 8, 2013

socks alive!

It's been such a productive day that I can finally feel like I've earned this beer :) ok, just to gush a little, I did my first ever Click-n-Ship from the USPS website, it was so. cool.!!! We dropped the package off at the post office an hour later, and they said it will arrive on Monday! How fast is that? It's Priority mail, but still, I feel that's lightening quick to get across the country. It's the little things, right? :)

I better share my last two pairs of socks. I finished them both last month but didn't blog about them.

Pair 3/13:

Opal Vincent Van Gogh socks finished! Pair 3/13

Pattern: a nice vanilla one, 64 stitch, toe up, 2aat, Eye of Partridge heel 
Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Vincent Van Gogh in the Sunflower colorway (sonnebloom I think?)
Needles: 2.25mm

I bought this yarn last summer in Portland ♥ the gauge is slightly stiff, and from what I hear about the durability of Opal yarns, I think these socks will last a long time :) the colors are beautiful, I just love this pair.

Pair 4/13:

Scrappy socks finished pair #4/13 :)

Pattern: another plain jane!! though, the idea for this pattern came from a KAL Susan B. Anderson held last year, in which you switch colors every ten or so rows
Yarn: all scraps! There's Knit Picks Tonal, Berrocco Sox, Mountain Colors (two colors), Lynai, and Regia (two colors)
Needles: 2.25 mm

They are kind of a pain to knit because of all the color changes and tails to weave in at the end! I like the Russian join because it does a good job securing the tails and requires less weaving in. It's so much fun choosing the colors and the order they should be! I keep a bag filled with sock yarn scraps and when it gets too full, I know it's time to knit some scrappy socks.

Ok, are you ready to see pairs 5&6??

Knitting socks one at time briefly because this pattern calls for stitches to moved around on the needles...and I really like knitting just one at a time!! It feels almost weightless. #iloveagoodwip

Cadence in Knit Picks Stroll Tonal (springtime)! I am knitting these two at a time (and am past the heel actually) but in this photo I separated them in order to move stitches around to change the starting point. They are super fun to knit and after two pairs of plain socks, the pattern is a great change of pace. The only problem I have with them is, I can't read and knit!! There are three charts and it requires too much of my attention.

#iloveagoodwip #summerysockkal13 #lynaiyarns

This last pair is, yes again!, Hermione's Everyday Socks for a summer KAL :) I couldn't resist; I love this pattern! Yarn is Lynai Sock in Loch Nessa ♥ I love how it is knitting up!! I am obsessive with new yarns and patterns, I have to check Ravelry for projects to see how the yarn/pattern looks. But Lynai is so new that it doesn't have projects in this colorway listed. So it was pretty exciting to see the colors emerge in pattern :)

Let's end with Berny:


and this one I love <3>
#widn thanks for tagging me @emilykimlee :) we're about to leave for dinner but first things first