Thursday, August 16, 2007


Sea Wool Bordello
Short ebony double points
My first knitted socks

Don’t ask… I have no idea why I felt the need to go down the poetry path.

Moving on.

For the past three weeks every spare moment has been occupied with my Sockapalooza Socks because I was trying really hard to be on time.

Each time I left the house, the socks went with me…

Because you never know when you’ll get stuck at a draw bridge in Seattle.

Alas, there were not enough bridges or spare moments and I needed three weeks instead of the two that would have indicated a deadline met. *sigh*

In retrospect, I should have started my socks sooner. Unfortunately, not having knit socks before, I felt the need to complete a couple projects with sock-like elements first so I could have the requisite skills to produce a decent pair of socks for my pal. By the time I finished “warming up” it was baby time and well, no more time for knitting (see, it was really all the little one’s fault- he should have been on time not early).

Oh, well.

The good news is that I shipped my socks out on Tuesday. Phew. They should arrive any day as they are just popping down I-5.

Now I just have to keep my fingers crossed that she likes them and that they fit. I’m a bit nervous as she has made many pairs of socks… I don’t want her to be disappointed by my paltry first effort.

Actually, I think they turned out OK for a first timer.

The details:
Pattern – Bordello Socks (on the yarn label)
Yarn – Fleece Artist Sea Wool
Color – Fruit Punch

I knit these on my fabulous Lantern Moon Sox Stix (Ebony, Size 3). Love these needles!!!! Easy to knit with and they are adorable too- what could be better?

So now the socks are done and I am free to knit whatever I want… the question is what don’t I want to knit? Is there a vaccine to prevent Castonitis?


Daphne said...

The socks look great and so do you & the baby. :)

Angela Marie said...

The socks have arrived here in Hillsboro and they are already on my feet. I love them and will be wearing them tonight to the Cat Bordhi event here in Portland. And yes, they fit great.

skhpottery said...

Yep that's what my knitting time looks like these days too! I actually get a lot done while he's nursing too.

AJ said...

They look great for your first pair of socks! I remember trying to knit with Scout laying on me, but it never happened! You're a lucky woman!

StringPlay said...

Your socks look great - first timer or not!

Meg said...

They look great! I'm sure she'll love them!

marti said...

there is no vaccine for start-itis. you just have to go with it! the socks look great.