Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Socks X Two!

Two pairs of socks finished, both with their mates! For me that's a record as usually I knit one sock and then procrastinate the second one. I can think of at least two of those that are waiting in the wings......

David is modeling the first pair, from a kit by Stitchjones. The pattern is called "Chutes and Ladders" which, even though I didn't do it quite right, made sense to David as he's just learning to play the game. Is there anyone out there who hasn't played that game? I'd be surprised. There was enought yarn left that I might be able to make another pair, maybe for Sophia but surely for Daniel who still has little feet.
Chutes and Ladders Socks
Can you see the chute and ladder? They are supposed to switch back and forth, but I misread the pattern and ended up with a very long chute and a very tall ladder. David didn't care.
Close Up

I like the second pattern so much (Lacy Mock Cable by Kat) that I'm well along on my second pair in some yarn from Sock Pixie! This yarn is Panda Cotton by Crystal Palace in the color Rosewater which I also love. I am thinking the pattern looks better in a non-striping yarn, but we'll see. The heat we've had this week isn't very motivating, that's for sure. So, for the moment, I'm content with these finishes.
Rosewater Socks

11 comments:

Dee said...

David looks adorable in his Chutes and Ladders socks.

JK said...

Hey little lady! See, I think about you everyday.... Those little ones are just too darn beautiful! How in the world can you keep up and still make all that you do?

PS: Yep!! Would love your Death by Chocolate recipe!

Pat said...

You knit the greatest things! When I grow up~I want to knit like you :)

Kathy said...

Love the Rosewater sock pattern. Thanks for supplying a link to the pattern. I'm going to use that one. Forgot how cute the chutes and ladders pattern is and I like the change you made it.

Lelia said...

Your knitting is awesome. You just rock!!! I have friends who are taking classes & whipping up some fabulous things.

Thx for your comment on my ornament, it made me laugh! That is pretty hard to do while waiting for the coffee to brew : )

Micki said...

I love your socks, esp. the blue ones.
Micki

Mrs Quilty said...

Those socks are beautiful!! What a gorgeous job you did! I keep saying I'm going to knit a pair of sox but maybe get started on that this winter!!! I'm told it's hard to do but your look so good, you must be an avid knitter. I too love to knit! The kids are adorable too!!!!

Mrs Quilty said...

Forgot to say, I am in the Pacific NW too and yes it is hot!! I am east of the mountains but west of the mountains, you guys have had it worse than us!!! What in heavens name is going on?????? We must remember this in January when it is freezing and seems like winter will never end!!! Are we ever happy?

SueR said...

I love everything about those blue socks--the color, the pattern, beautiful. The lacy ones are cool too. Someday maybe I'll be able to do that too!

Linda said...

You are a fab knitter Judy...no doubt about it! David models them perfectly too......

Plays with Needles said...

I love those little socks on David's feet. I'm wondering if you've ever knit socks in something other than wool?? I'm allergic to wool and have bought some sock yarn in cotton but I'm not sure it's going to have the elasticity that socks need.