Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Better Than Vanilla Socks



Holy Cow!  There's no way I can possibly find time to send a reply message to everyone who has posted an entry in the giveaway, but I have been scanning the comments and reading what you have posted.  I can't believe how many of you are out there reading.  I'm so glad you've found my blog and I hope you find something interesting or informative here from time to time.  I'm amazed at how many of you would really like to make a Double Wedding Ring quilt.  Maybe after I'm finished with mine, you'll start one, too.  I hope so!

A note to those of you who are new to blogging and those who are new followers--- WELCOME!  Blogging is super fun.  You learn lots and meet great people.  It takes a little while to lean the ropes.  Ask for help if you get confused or frustrated.  This is supposed to be fun- not frustrating.  To post comments, you need to have a profile.  You can put information about yourself in the profile, or you can leave it pretty sparse.  If you want replies, you need to have an email address in your profile- or at least put your email in the blog comment.  There have been so many new bloggers or new followers I wanted to send messages to but they have no email address and I can't contact them.  (envision my best pouty face... with lip out...).  This is just a suggestion- if you are concerned about putting your personal (or work) email in blog posts, why not consider getting another email address just for public stuff, ordering online, newsletters, etc.  You can get a free email address through yahoo, hotmail, gmail, and others.  Then use it for all the internet stuff.  You're personal email inbox will then stay uncluttered.


I've been working on cutting my double wedding ring pieces.  For the most part, this month, I plan to do every other post about my AccuQuilt project.  Today I thought I'd show you my latest pair of socks.  This pattern is called, "Better than Vanilla" by Judy Sumner.  Sock knitters sometimes refer to plain socks as "vanilla".  These are a very easy pattern repeat- hence the name.  Judy has a bazillion sock patterns out there!  Her website is Knoxsocks,  She also wrote Knitted Socks East and West.  A large number of her patterns are pretty basic but very cute.  I really like her work.  I'm not sure what this yarn is because it was given to me and no longer had a wrapper on it.  It's very soft, though.  I'm pleased with how they worked up.  As usual, I do most of my knitting in the car, or watching movies about twice a week with my DH.  I started these over the summer, worked on them while taking a trip to California last month and just finished them up.

Tomorrow--- more on the Double Wedding Ring!

10 comments:

Barbara said...

Yo! from Philly, Sue. I'm one of your new Followers, and I will be watching to see how the Double Wedding Ring quilt develops. I've been a quilt-maker for 20+ years, but more recently have become involved in beading and doll-making. All interconnected if one chooses! I love your socks, an inspiration to pick up those knitting needles for something besides dish cloths! Happy Thursday to you and all.

WoolenSails said...

I have knitted a few things, but could never get into it.
Love the fun colors on yours.

Debbie

Kath said...

Yes I am waiting eagerly to see that quilt too.Kath

Caroline B said...

Lovely socks! D'you know, I can knit a lace shawl, a complicated arran, but face me with a sock pattern and I really don't like it! Shame, as I love wearing the things!

soggibottom said...

Good one Sue, having come across a very unhappy blogger this week myself, you have by your post put blogging into prospective :-) IT SHOULD BE FUN :-)
Great socks by the way, you must have the patience of a saint. :-)xxx

Maggey and Jim said...

Nice socks.. I love socks..
Maggey

Micki said...

I just love your socks...so pretty!
Micki

Barb said...

Love the socks!!!

Trines hobby said...

Hello! I have made a Double Wedding Ring quilt, and I wish you good luck it`s a nice quilt pattern! If you want to take a look, visit my webshot.
Trine in Norway

http://community.webshots.com/user/trinetrollet

Judy S. said...

Cute socks, Sue! I'm going to check out that pattern. Thx.