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My Christmas Socks…

…are done.  That’s all that matters.  ;op

CSM Socks: Christmas 2009 Lorna's Laces "Sugarplum"

Project: 3×1 Ribbed CSM socks

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Sugarplum (the limited edition Jimmy Beans Wool color)

Needles: 72 stitch cylinder

Time to knit: Two hours.  hehehe  ;o)

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My current gift sock progress:

Progress ...

There are five socks there.  I’m not sure how many I need to make yet, maybe another two pair?  (yes, I need to vacuum.  I’ll do it on Saturday.  Okay maybe I’ll put the Roomba in there later, this is kind of embarrassing.)

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Even with all the crazy…

…around here lately, I managed to finish something!  Remember these?  Well now they look like this:

FO: Isle Caribe Socks

I did a Sherman Heel – my favorite since there are virtually no holes.

Isle Caribe Heel

Just in time for the end of Summer of Socks ’09 (my ONLY PAIR this summer, I’m such a SS failure!) and the weather to turn chilly in the Northeast, too!  ;o)

Details:

Pattern: My own toe-up magic-ish cast on, Sherman Heel, 1×1 rib sock pattern

Yarn: My own handspun – 4oz of sport-weight in the Freckle Faced Fibers colorway ‘Isle Caribe’

Needles: Size 3 Addi circs

Next up:

Aestlight Shawl - the beginning

Aestlight shawl in Malabrigio sock won in a blog contest at Risa’s (thanks for picking my name out of the hat!)

Also, thank you all for your congrats and well wishes regarding my bags being offered at a yarn shop in my area!  You guys are awesome and the reason why I keep sewing like a madwoman!  :o))

p.s.  If anyone is interested, I started a FaceBook fan page for Stitched – I’ll post updates n stuff on there and you all are welcome to share your thoughts on your bags!  Thanks again!

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April…

…done.

Fox Grape Leyburn Socks

I’ve finished the April socks for my 2009 Personal Sock Club and I’m completely smitten with them.

Fox Grape Leyburn Socks - Leg

I did not follow the Leyburn pattern for the toes or the heel.  I used the Magic Cast on for the toe and Wendy’s Toe-Up Sock with a Difference (PDF link) heel recipe for the heel.

Fox Grape Leyburn Socks - Heel

The heel I chose begins the gusset increases in the middle of the bottom of the foot which I thought looked pretty cool.  The only thing I didn’t like about it was it took me for-freaking-ever to do the heels.  If I didn’t have such fat heels (or high insteps – whichever), I’d have done the regular short row heel like the pattern directs.

I am so totally loving these socks – I’ve worn them for three days.  I should probably take them off and wash them eventually… ;o)

Project Details:

Pattern: Leyburn Socks [Rav Link]

Yarn: Autumn House Farms Strideaway Sock Yarn in the colorway ‘Fox Grape’ purchased Rhinebeck 2007

Needles: Knitpicks 2.5mm circs

Started April 2 – Finished April 19, 2009

When I finished these on Sunday I had no plan whatsoever in place for what was going to be up next.  Sure I have a ton of WIP’s but most of them are socks and I wanted to do something that wasn’t on leetle tiny needles for a change.  It took me a day but I decided…

Lady Eleanor - the beginning

I’m on tier 3 and loving it – got the hang of backwards knitting too.  ;o)

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