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Friday, May 30, 2014

Navie Socks: DONE!

Hi Knitters. I am  happy to report, I am done with my 4th project. I am able to cast on something new!! I have a nephew joining the family in August and I am planning on making him a cute little baby blanket. More details on that to come later. As for now, I am in love with my new socks:

 I am not a big fan of the purl stitches down the heel flap.... I also noticed that the cables in chart C really are just a guideline and do not match up perfectly with the established cables but no one will notice :) Until next time, keep knitting.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WIP Wednesday

Hello knitters. Nothing new to report so this will be short and sweet. Still working on my naive socks.
Do you like my version of a yarn bowl? So much cheaper and still does the trick. I joined Ginny and Tami's today. Happy Knitting.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Naive Socks

I started the naive socks almost a year ago... These socks traveled to San Antonio, Nashville and back home again and are still not finished. Now, I am committed these socks as my final project for this set of 4! (I started a pact with a knitting friend to finish 4 projects before starting a new one.) What a great project to finish up the first set. I love these socks... my heart melts for cables. The non-artzy side of me has a very hard time matching yarns with patterns. However, I think I nailed this one. The mimosa colorway by Three Irish Girls is heavenly with it's variegated colors and is perfect for the Naive Sock pattern.

The first sock was tough. The pattern is "dense" and not easy for me to memorize. With a 4 year old at home, I found it difficult to focus on these socks. However, the second sock, seems so much easier. I am hoping it will go much faster, otherwise I will not start a new project until 2015! Eeeek! Here is hope for a FO Friday of these socks! Wish me luck. 

As for Mother's Day, my husband was very sweet and treated me like a princess. It was a beautiful day and we spent as much time as possible in the sun.  My son, N, is still young and does not fully understand the purpose of Mother's Day. He was sweet and helped me plant the pretty flowers below and commented on how beautiful they were. I enjoyed their time spent on making me feel appreciated, loved and happy. 

 I joined Ginny and Tami's Amis today. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 9, 2014

FO Friday: The end of the boot sock saga.

The boot sock saga has finally come to a close and I am so impressed with myself. When I first started the project, it looked like they would never end. I mean, boot socks on size 2 needles... yea, no. However, I excel at patterns that have a simple repeat. The Little Cable Knee Highs are perfect for my  needs. This pattern is a toe up sock with a simple 4 row repeat. I did modify my pattern a bit to make the sock fit better (more details about my edits can be found on my Raverly Project Page). My mother-in-laws birthday was Wednesday and these are her gift. I hope she loves them as much as I do.

I have same yarn in the licorice colorway... yep, I am going to make one for myself (someday). As for the pact with my knitting buddy, this is project #3. One more to go and I can start a new project! This pact is definitely working! What did you FO this week? Thanks for stopping by.

Project #1: Stripped Socks
Project #2: Kalajoki Socks
Project #3: Boot Socks
Project #4: TBD....

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hi! Still working on my OA socks. The Charybdis pattern may not have been the best choice looking at how the socks are turning out. I cannot quite decide if I like them or not. I will finish 2 chart repeats then decide.

Sorry for the short post, I do not feel well :( Happy Knitting! I linked up with Ginny!