Saturday, July 31, 2010

More Socks


One thing I can always do- no matter how busy I am... is knit.  We live out in the country and just about everywhere we go is at least a 20 minute drive each way.  Most places are farther away.  DH likes to drive, so I knit.  It's amazing how much knitting you can do that way.  I ALWAYS have my knitting right by the door and I grab it when we head to the car.  Even if it's a short ride and I only do 2 or 3 rows, it all adds up.  We watch a movie 2 or 3 nights a week (gotta love NetFlix).  So-- between car rides and 2 movies a week, I end up with about a pair of socks a month.  I don't like needle and thread stuff in the car- so no quilting.... just knitting.

These 2 pairs of socks have been finished for a while.  My LYS  (local yarn shop) is called For Yarn's Sake.  LYS is a little misleading because it's 30 minutes from here... but that's how I get knitting done, isn't it?  They have a sock club and these are 2 of the club kits for 2010.  They are doing 4 kits per year.  I missed the first one, have 2 done, and I'm working on number 4 now.


This one is called Shells n' Waves.  It's a fun, quick knit and the yarn is nice and soft.  It's self striping yarn- the colors changed that way magically.

I never wear socks in warm weather.  I like sandals or bare feet.  But when the weather gets cooler, I'll sport these with jeans and a pink top.

These are called "Rings".  The cool thing about this pattern is that the back pattern goes all the way down the heel.......
... and the front of the foot carries the pattern all the way to the tootsies!

I've made 7 pairs of socks so far this year (one per month) and I think these are my favorites.  I like the way they look, but I mostly like the way they feel when I am wearing them. I love the  yarn.  All the the sock club kits consist of an exclusive (new) pattern and yarn that is hand dyed by a local artisan in a colorway exclusive to the club.  So far- the patterns AND the yarns are great- I can't wait to show you sock number 4.  I just cast on a few days ago.

8 comments:

Judy C said...

I am offically jealous, learning to knit socks is on my bucket list, I have bought patters & needles and yarn but alas I am a little intimidated to start, I need to finish three customers quilts once back on my feet hoping that I will build up my courage to try and knit this winter. Love your socks, and I think I like the last pair the best.

Denise :) said...

I'm with Judy C -- it looks like so much fun, and I really want to try, but I'm a little anxious about it! But I'd really like to knit socks for all my sisters for Christmas. About how long does it take to knit a pair?? Yours are beautiful!!!! :)

Joanne said...

Beautiful socks! I love the pair with the pattern down the heel - I have never seen a pattern like that. That is great that the yarn is specially dyed for the club.
Socks are my favorite take-along project too.
No need to reply. Summer time is too busy.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh those Rings socks are beauties! I would love to sport a pair of those - but I don't know how to make them! Yours all are great - keep up the wonderful work.

QuiltSue said...

Somebody's going to have lovely warm footsies this winter then.

Judy S. said...

Great socks, Sue. I love the bluish pair. Do you think they'll ever release that pattern to non-club members? The yarn is very nice, too. I also knit in the car while DH drives. On long trips I really get a lot done! Can't stitch in the car either...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow great job!

Iga said...

skarpety są piękne :)))
pozdrawiam serdecznie