Sunday, August 31, 2008

End of summer socks

And while away at camp, as well as my return home, I finished a few pairs of socks. And baked some bread from a William Sonoma bread book I got at Auction (to benefit the rebuilding of the camp Chapel) at camp. It was in a lovely basket with 4 kitchen towels, hand lotion and hand soap. Made me smile!

Pattern: Citrine Socklets by Marilyn Webster in IK Holiday 2007
I made them into Stockings for my Aunt Gunborg in Sweden
Yarn: Socks that Rock Medium weight in Grimm's Willow Wren
Needles: US2 (2.75mm) 2 at once on one 40" circular
Construction: This pattern is just right to show off the lovely colors of the yarn and still add a little interest. I made them long with increases to accomodate calf size, and did a twisted k1, p1 rib. Finished off with an alternate rib BO.

Pattern: my own design, currently being test knit, currently named "Oval Lace"
Yarn: prototype knit in left over sport weight Cherry Tree Hill Merino.
Needles: US2.5 (2.75mm)
Construction: Pattern to be available in the near future - Great FUN to knit!

Pattern: Girl's Best Friend Anklets
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill SuperSock Merino in Nantucket Red. I love this yarn, it has such wonderful stitch definition!
Needles: 2 at once on one 40", US1 circular.
Construction: worked from toe-up. incorporated a k3,p1 rib on the instep. started the cuff at the ankle, so it is not a fold over anklet (anymore). Ooops, don't tell Mom about this sock, it is her Christmas gift! I think she is going to love them, they are just too cute.


Anonymous said...

Knitting and baking together....I think I am going to swoon. Too much beauty for me.

TLC said...

Your socks are beautiful! Great idea to not do the fold over on the Girl's Best Friend Anklets. Your Citrine Socklets are lovely! And congrats on your own pattern. That's pretty exciting!

Ann said...

Love all your socks - they are gorgeous especially the Anklets.