Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Leaf Garden Socks

No- I didn't just make these.  I've been much too busy harvesting lavender and shipping fabric and lavender.  I just thought I'd throw in a little something other than lavender for a change.  I finished these socks last month. 

The pattern is called Leaf Garden Socks.  The designer is Wendy Gaal of Knitters Brewing Company.  Wendy dyes all the yarn she sells on her website and it's really a treat to knit with.  The yarn color is "dirty martini".  A lady in my LYS said they looked like cute little turtles.  :-)

The pattern was free with the yarn purchase. 

This was the first time I did a lace sock.  The first sock was a bit challenging, but when I got the hang of it and a good system for keeping track of what row I was on, I zipped along.  I should mention that I ripped out a bunch before I got to the zipping along part.  I might make this pattern again sometime with a solid color yarn to show the pattern a little better.

I'm not wishing the summer away, but it will be fun to wear these when the weather starts to cool off. 

By the way- if you're on Ravelry, my name is suehauser on there.

Are any of you sock knitters?


Melinda said...

I am not sure I can actually call myself a sock knitter but I have one pair and am slowly working on the second pair - actually I have one sock done and the second in progress so there is hope.

I love your green socks!

Judy S. said...

I've got a few pairs going at the moment but am focusing on a sweater for my GD as her b'day is fast approaching. Love the way the pattern breaks up the stripes on top of the sock!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I like these socks...I have the pattern, may have to make it up among all the others I want to make..lol
I do like 'your turtles...
I am the other 'Sue' and yes I am a sock knitter, made my first pair in Feb of 2009....

Sue said...

Note to readers: Sue Thomas and I are both active readers and posters on the Knitters Brewing Company group on Ravelry. We both like the patterns and yarn designed and hand dyed by Wendy Gaal of KBC. Sue T and I discovered that we have a LOT in common and have been kidding about it on the group chats. We now call each other the "other Sue". And there's another lady on there who says she has 2 "sisters" (us) named Sue! Laughter is good medicine.