finished sock parade

I need to get caught up on these FO’s let’s start with the socks, oldest finished one’s first.

-Muddy Nutkins for Diane. I picked up the yarn for these guys at the SOAR market this past Fall, when I showed it to Diane she was, well all over it! I knew then that’s what I would use for her Christmas present. They didn’t get done exactly on time for Christmas, or mailed exactly on time either, no I didn’t just mail them out last week either! I think I mailed them out after I finished them in March, along with goodies of course. She loves them and they fit!

muddy nutkins mosac
(click to embiggen)
raveled here.
Pattern: Nutkin by Beth LaPensee
yarn: Pagewood Farm Denali Hand Dyed Sock Yarn in mississippi mud
needles: US 1½ / 2.5 mm
Started December 29 2008 and Completed March 1 2009
notes: Worked a picot cuff instead of a ribbed one, and worked a purl row on needles 2 & 3 before starting the toe decreases. Someday I’ll be knitting a pair of these for myself, the yarn was awesome to work with, the color beautiful and the pattern is very intuitive. These where hard to mail off, but the recipient is totally worth it!

-Vintage Monkey’s, oyi. I know these where started sometime in the Spring of ’08. One sock was finished and then well, the other one wasn’t. It languished until the Spring of these year where I started it and finished it in a few days. I love the colors in this colorway, and how it all knit up. The yarn is a little bit soft, I’m wondering how the toes will wear.

Vintage monkeys mosaic

raveled here.
Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A.
yarn: Pigeonroof Studios KALYPSO sock yarn in vintage purchased from yarn4socks. (on sale btw, I love the reason’s they have for  sales)
needles: me thinks US 1 / 2.25 mm (but it might have been a 1.5, I don’t think so but might be.)
notes: I think the reason it took me so long to finish the second sock was monkey burnout, this was my third pair of monkeys. Even with that when I was finishing the second sock I thought “I really should start another pair of these….”

-Crabby McHappyCablepants, I ordered yarn from blue moon for a baby sweater and ya know, it cost the same to ship 3 hanks as it does 1. So… I ordered 3.. .and this just screamed to be knit quickly and into a pair of staggered cabled rib socks.

Crabby McHappyCablepants mosac

raveled here.
pattern: my own. My crazy notes are on my rav project page, maybe someday I’ll polish it up more… right… if your not on rav but what the notes so you can knit socks like these drop me a line and I’ll email you them.
yarn: .56 of a hank of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock – Mediumweight in Crabby McHappypants (hehheehee love this name! Makes me think of a nickname I have for Mike ; )
needles: US 2½ / 3.0 mm
Started May 2 2009
Completed May 7 2009
notes: these worked up very quickly on the 2.5’s, 5 days for a pair of socks! I do like the fabric that it created, its dense but not not too much so.

-socks on the go, these socks where mostly knit in the car, sometimes in the house when I had time to knit but not start a new project (I have to be able to knit a few rows when I start a new project or else I feel very cranky). I started these so I would have something to knit last year during Girl Scout camp. These took a little more than a year to knit.

socks on the go mosac

raveled here.
pattern: plain vanilla sock, cast on 64sts worked as many k2, p2 for as I felt like then switched to straight stockinette for as long as I wanted then a short row heel, knit for length of foot then standard toe. Tis’ the way a traveling sock goes. Easy peasy.
yarn: Yarntini Variegated Sock in cosmopolitan purchased by Mike for me from yarn4socks.
needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm
Started June 17 2008
Completed June 22 2009

It hasn’t been a flurry of finished  knits over here, there has been plenty of casting on….
sock in progress
raveled here. Yarn was a gift from Carol a few years ago, she used all the colors from my blogspirit blog. I LOVE how this is knitting up! I was going to knit a plain stockinette sock, but after seeing how it knits up I might work something like outside in.
WIP: socken in progress
raveled here. Started these up the other night before my Dentist appointment, 1st of 5. Thrilled am I. So far I have had 2 appointments and the office has been either running right on time or early so I haven’t had a chance to knit there! I have a lot of dental work that has to be done, if I wouldn’t have put off going to the dentist for so long I wouldn’t have so much work, that and a lot of the work that I’ve had done by a previous dentist has to be redone. My new dentist gave me a mouthwash to use until a few months after all the work is done, mmm not so tasty.

mmmm, mouthwash

PS my yard is going to become a giant mud pit next week, no not from all the rain. Holy crap don’t get me started on the rain mmmk? We’re having “some” excavating work done, the driveway is going to be moved over a few feet so its not right up next to the house. That means the hillside needs to be graded back 8 feet, all the dirt from that is going to be moved into the back yard and graded down so its flat(er) and the “garage” is going, so no more pictures with that great brick background. Mike and his brother where busy today emptying out all the “keep” stuff.
PPS Emily Jane is moving right along,
WIP: Emily Jane
I have to pick up another ball of Noro Chirimen, the sleeves must match, if they are a row or two off I’m ok with that, but the stripes must be the same.  My last ball didn’t have two repeats of the blue/grey so I need another ball if the cuffs are going to match. Also, I’m not sure about the sleeve length I do love it, but don’t know if I’ll love it while I’m wearing it. Still thinking of closures, crochet button loops and wood square buttons are up most on my mind.
PPPS I have red, yellow flags all over my front yard, along with white, blue and red spray painted lines marking all the underground utilities. I don’t know if it was the call before you dig that prompted the local water company to replace my curbside shut off today, but they replaced it this afternoon. I was planning on doing some laundry, and washing the floors but instead enjoyed some knitting time. The horror of it all.


9 responses

  1. Love all the socks. Monkeys are one of my most favorite patterns! Super easy and you can do the No-Purl Monkeys too. They go even faster. Both totally comfortable. They make great gifts! It’s great that you are getting the UFOs done.

  2. Wow! After the parade of sweaters, the parade of socks! All your socks are awesome! And your Emily Jane… Gorgeous! I love it and it looks great on you! You’re so talented! : )

  3. How i envy you of knitting sock one at a time, i simply cant (alway having different length). your socks are very nice and bet they are cozy to wear.

    I like Emily Jane. very nice colour.

  4. Good thing there’s a silver lining to them shutting off the water w/no warning!

    Cute socks – I absolutely LOVE Crabby McHappypants name. (and TMI. 😉

    Have fun at the dentist! Sounds like you’ll get a few pairs knit. Maybe Emily Jane’s sleeve.

  5. You make me want to knit again! Except I’m really bad at it and it makes me want to swear. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and leaving a link! -Allison

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