Sunday, June 08, 2008

Lazy Knitting Day

has officially
declared today...
International Lazy Knitting Day.

I am hoping to finish the second Cable Twist sock that I cast on yesterday. I got a good jump on it today and have about 15 straight rows until the toe decrease. I cast on a pair of Broadripple socks in Knitpicks Telemark, colorway
Delphinium Heather. They are coming alot very fast and this is the first pair in a while that I have done on dpns.

The picture was taken just a few minutes ago, he fell asleep on my laptop and I haven't taken a good picture of him for quite a long while... Yes he does have a hairless budda belly. He takes after his cat mom and cat dad.....

Friday, June 06, 2008

52 pair plunge 2 - pair one

I finished my first pair of socks that will count for the 52 pair plunge. I don't think I will post every pair that I complete on this blog but I will certainly try. I really enjoyed knitting these, it only took 6 days and I did knit another sock in between sock one and two. I also have alot of yarn left and really love it... leftover socks :)

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A
Yarn: Opal Neon 1932

Needles: Knitpicks circular size 1

Mods: knit only 4 lace repeats on cuff instead of 5, also made a shorter heel flap.

Monday, June 02, 2008

52 pair plunge kickoff

Monkeys and Cables Twists.....

I started and finished this sock yesterday. I am really liking Neon Monkeys! This is my second pair of Monkey socks in Opal Neon. This if my first sock for the 52 pair plunge kick off, now I just need to do it's mate. I only did 4 repeats on the cuff because I don't really like high cuffs and they don't fit well with my thicker calves. This is the um, the fourth sock that doesn't have a mate.... help! I am sinking in second sock syndrome - but yet I cast on another sock that isn't a second. What is wrong with this picture!

So speeding along.....I started this sock yesterday after completing the first Neon Monkey. I want to finish these socks before the weekend. There will be no second sock syndrome with this one. I am really going to try, really try and if I don't succeed then I will have five socks without a mate.

Pattern: Cable Twist Socks
Yarn: Regia Royal
Needles: KP Size 1 circulars
I changed up the pattern just a bit to be 64 stitches and the repeats are k6, p2 instead of k5, p2

So really now.. keep your fingers crossed for a second sock to come from somewhere.

Socks in need of a mate:
Neon Monkey
Steelers sock (this is 45% done)

I need to start doing two at a time, maybe magic loop method....