The bright-along is over – the socks have been knit, and we are both wearing them and enjoying a bit of bright in these last grey weeks. Here are some pics for you so you can have some bright too!
To the end of the grey
February 24, 2011 by joeyshouse
This is the Shur’tugal pattern, a nice free one on Ravelry. Sarah said it wasn’t bad to knit, but not as intuitive as she had hoped. It is one that I have in my que, but I am planning to use a more solid coloured yarn – weird for me, I know. Her yarn is Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in the super bright Snapdragon colourway. I love the wee pink spirals.
These are my socks! I had originally named them Dynomite socks because I had a pair of bright orange mittens when I was a kid that said “Dyno-mitt” on the back. I loved those mitts, and the orange in these socks is the same colour. But as I knit them the shapes began to suggest another name, and so they became the Cheez-ee Pouf socks! Fun because they not only look like cheezies, but also because I like to say Cheez-ee pouf hehehe. The real name of the pattern is the much more sober Double Basket Socks from The Little Box of Socks. I just got this sock collection a little while ago and I quite like it. There are several patterns in it that I would actually knit, not just look at, which is why I bought it. The yarn is from a local yarnie, Studioloo. It is their Bootsie sock in the colourway Phoenix Irie. Such a sophisticated name for socks that look like cheezies, hehehe.
Now that the bright socks are done I have been working on some non-sock items. There is a scarf for my mom – the one you’ve been seeing in the little posts the last couple of days. I did rip the whole scarf back and start over on a new pattern – one that was written for one ball of sock yarn. It’s looking lovely. I’m also poking along at a pair of Fiddlehead mittens. Only one colour left to knit on mitt number two, and the liners of course. They go very quickly when I sit down to work on them, but I am not inspired by them, tho I love the pattern. I think I should have knit them in September, not February when I am wanting winter to END and new mitts seem a step in the wrong direction. Maybe I should be working on a spring top for Punky? Brrr, maybe not!