Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Socks and other knitting.

So, I never even got around to posting my Christmas knitting. I think it is a bit late to do so now, but here are some more recent finished projects.

A not-very-well-composed picture of my Love in Idleness socks:


Matter-Eater Lad gave me this yarn for Christmas. The yarn is Socks that Rock Mid-weight, and the pattern is garter rib from Sensational Knitted Socks ("SKS"). SKS has some really great tips--get a load of the top of the gusset:

No hole!

I also finished the Ruby Slippers Jaywalker socks after the nice woman at Blue Moon Fiber Arts sent me these:



mini-skeins. That's the Fire on the Mountain next to them for scale. I only used a teeny-tiny bit of one of the minis, which shows you just how bad my karma was two Mondays ago.

I like how this yarn works with the Jaywalker pattern:


so much that I am using the same pattern (with fewer repeats) for the Fire on the Mountain yarn.


Ooooh, and I also knit this:


I really love how it came out.

14 comments:

Emma said...

Wow, you've been busy! With all those gorgeous yarns, who can blame you though?

mary said...

yes and you wer SO SUBTLE when HINTING to MEL as to what you wanted for christmas...

Kate said...

It wsn't a hint--he asked what I wanted and I told him straight out. There was no attempt to be subtle.

Tori said...

Just so you know, Jon has been looking covetously at my SWMBO scarves, so if you feel inspired, he would like one.

Nice socks :D Me, I'm thinking I need to actually get one of those home winemaking kits-if they are really good, then I know what I'll give EVERYONE next year :D

Grendel said...

ahem. Home brewing or wine making is pretty easy. Just requires making sure everything is sterile. Wine making, however, requires not drinking your work for well over 6 months. Beer making is so much more quickly gratifying. . .

Tori said...

Yup, probably more like a year. That's why you make a batch, like, once a month, and then you have more then you can drink...by yourself...once they start coming ready :D Hello party!!

But we like wine better, we can always drink beer while making wine, to get in the spirit :D

Tori said...

Hey, if you were feeling, I dunno, like making socks for others, what measurements would you need precisely? Because I can get measurements out to you lickety-split :D

Kate said...

Speaking of hints . . . .

I need:

length from base of calf muscle to top of heel (where the ankle bends at the back)(both if they are different for all measurements)

ankle circumference both at thinnest part and around ankle bone

heel height (from bend in back of ankle to bottom of heel)

foot length from heel to toe

length from base of toes (starting with whichever toes starts first) to end of longest toe

foot circumference around widest part of ball of foot

Tori said...

Thank you :D

mary said...

ok, for me all you need to do is make it the same size as the socks you gave me already, i think that means a little too short for you?...plus i was joking about the hinting, hence the capitalizations in key areas...

Tori said...

::snicker:: Hence. The people in our family read waaaayyy too much, 'cause when you use language like that (and all of us do) it's a sign that our brains are overloaded with vocabulary :D

Tori said...

And is anyone else randomly amused by the picture of SWMBO from mid-calf down? Obviously a self-portrait, and a good shot of the socks, but for some reason it's striking me as funny. Yes, today I have too much time on my hands.

Grendel said...

Actually, what amusing is that you could probably start a betting pool as to when said images show up completely out of context at a website of, umm, questionable character. . .
(I've got 3 weeks from posting)

Tori said...

I say 13 days. We'll have to start looking for them on said sites. Hmmmmm. All in the name of science!