Thursday, September 07, 2006

Some Socks

Well, the husband has the camera for a few days, so I'm relying on my Mac's built in. I don't have a lot of options, so bear with me.

Here's my kitchen. This is what my computer sees when no one is in front of it.

I've been knitting socks for Christmas presents. Here is the pair of Opal cable socks for my other sister-in-law.

This picture shows the color more accurately than the previous one, and yes that's me.

Here is the brown sock that was driving me nuts. It's Fleece Artist Merino, and I love the feel of the yarn. It's the color that was bothering me I think. This one is for my camera-stealing hubby. Although one hank of this stuff is supposed to make a pair of socks, the finished sock weighs just a little more than the left over yarn, so I'm not going to chance it. I'll order another hank when Simply Socks Yarn Company has more in stock.

This is Lornas Laces Sock in a beautiful cedar colorway. It's the same pattern as the previous sock and it's mate is on the needles as I speak. This one is for my father-in-law and the color is the exact same color as his eyes. The pattern is from an old Bear Brand Sock Pattern Book from the early 1950's. The cable sock pattern is also from there.

I've got to finish the one sock for my husband, and the one sock for my father-in-law, a pair for my dad, and a pair for my mom, and then Christmas knitting is done! Maybe then I'll make myself a cardigan.


Beth said...

Socks galore! My socks take me forever to do. I'm right now working on my first pair that has some kind of design other than k2p2 rib. I'm inspired to get to work. After I finishe that stinkin'shawl that is. Thanks for your comment on my blog. i love yours.

del said...

What beautiful socks you've made! Great gifts for some lucky people!

vtwopoint5 said...

Nice socks! You are much more productive than I am. And what a lovely picture of you! It's nice to see you :)

Susan said...

Um, hi, you commented on my blog a long time ago, and I'm an idiot and only just now realized you had a website linked to your comment. Please pardon the rudeness. I just wanted to tell you I COVET YOUR STUDIO!!!

P.S. Beautiful socks- you're quite the prolific knitter! I'm still trying to finish my second sock EVER.

Tricotine said...

Beautiful socks, Hesira! Your Christmas knitting is almost over?!!! You are a very wise girl! :)

Do you know that you kind of look like Shania Twain? I bet I am not the first one to tell you that, now am I?

Isabelle aka Tricotine

hesira said...

Hi Isabelle,

I have to say, I've never heard that before, but, thanks!

WhooHoo! Christmas knitting almost done. The best part is getting my inlaws presents done. We hardly ever see them, and don't really know what to get for them. It's always stressful, and I'm trying to decrease stress around the holidays.

Elabeth said...

Nice socks! I have total countertop envy over your kitchen too. Our house came with really ugly laminate counters. We priced some nicer stuff and the cheapest decent option was going to be like $5,000 so we're living with the ugly for a while. At least I don't worry about getting dye on it. haha

hesira said...

Thanks, E.

We've redone the entire house from subfloor to roof. It took us 7 years. If you had seen the kitchen before we redid it, WHEW! We called it the prison kitchen. I'll try to scare up a before picture for reference. I'm really happy with how everything turned out. I love my granite counters. Besides ceramic tile, they were the cheapest thing after laminate.