Monday, August 13, 2007

Hot socks

First up are Sockapalooza4 socks--sent and received. I tend to be conservative in the socks i like, so for my pal i chose a conservative pattern as well. Toe-up 2x2 rib socks, by Anne Budd, from the summer issue of IK. This was my first toe-up, short row heel sock and i really love it. I used wildfoote yarn in blue-blood red(SY26) and ragtime (SY300).

the color in the photo is fairly accurate, though blurry. I also sent her one of the s4 bags . I really love these and when they came ( yes i got one for me too) i had a hard time parting with the one I'd bought for joanne. You can check out her blog and received package here.

Then of course, there are the wonderful socks i got from my pal. I love the pattern, Anastasia socks. (sorry about the quality of the photo, my camera is on it's last legs). You can see the pattern of the socks more clearly on the link photo. Julie knit them in lorna's laces bucks' bar colorway.

I really enjoyed my first sockapalooza and can't wait for the next one. It started me on my current quasi-obsession. ...

SWAP-BOT. I just can't get enough. The plain yarn exchanges are easier but i really enjoy the challenge ones. Like the one that i knit these for. First let me say that i do NOT want to send these off, but luckily for my partner i ran to the post office this AM before i could change my mind and knit her something else. They are a set of potholders, backed with a fabric i love. I originally bought it for a dress, which i have yet to sew together, even though all the pieces are cut and ready to go. I used some scraps because it matches perfectly with the teal colored yarn. I'm really pleased with how these turned out. The lace pattern is Twin Leaf Lace Cloth and i just followed some instruction from easy-going potholders to put them together.

There are a couple more projects in the works right now, which I'll get to posting about in the next few days.

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