I know I promised pictures of recent stash acquisitions in this post, but I haven’t had time to compile a proper post, so today I’ll show you my Lucky Surgery Socks and current WIPs!
Pattern: Generic toe-up pattern, 64 stitches around (My Ravelry project page.)
Started: March 18, 2009
Completed: March 30, 2009
Yarn: Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in the “Shamrockin’ ” colorway
Needles: US 1 birch DPN’s
Notes: None. Once again I have to say how much I love these striping socks and Vesper yarn. Only down side was that the dark green yarn stained my needles. Not surprised as dark green tends to do that with wood, but I’m always a little bummed when it happens. I’m so glad I was able to get these done in time! Even got to wash and block them.
In my last post, I mentioned Decimal. I got the yarn and started it almost right away. So far it’s been a pretty easy knit. I like how the yarn knits up, but I’m not a big fan on how splitty it gets at times. Hasn’t been too much of an issue, but occasionally it gets me. I’m just past the lace border. I decided to do 3 repeats like others have and I’m glad I did. I like how it is progressing.
I’ve been working away on my Baudelaire socks. Just started the gusset increases. The photo is from just before I started the gusset increases, but it shows the color of the yarn pretty well (compared to my last black and white photo of it).
I’m keeping this post fairly short today. With surgery tomorrow, I have a lot going on that needs to get done before I go in at 5:30 am. Wish me luck! Any extra healing thoughts or prayers are definitely welcome. I’ll be sure to update here as soon as I’m able – I’m guessing/hoping sometime this weekend. Until next time… happy crafting! :o)
I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH.
Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today!
I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts.
In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there.
I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)
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4 thoughts on “Lucky Socks (FO), Decimal, and Baudelaire Socks”
If you’re not careful we’re going to have a matching sock drawer with all striping socks! The green in the Shamrockin’ was turning my hands green so I’m glad it’s not just my skein. I’ll be thinking about you tomorrow during surgery. Think good thoughts and all will be just fine! *HUGS*
looks fabulous as always 🙂
Love the socks!
Healing thoughts are with you right now and for days to come.
Still thinking of you and keeping the good vibes coming.
Love the socks!