Sunday, February 22, 2009

Socks and More Socks

Yep, I've been on a sock 'kick' lately. First, I finished my "Caribbean Sunrise" socks -- made from a sock blank from KnitPicks that I dyed last summer.

Then I started a pair of "Hope" socks from The Eclectic Sole by Janel Laidman. I'm making these from Berroco's Ultra Alpaca Fine yarn, colour #1281.

I'm making these for a girlfriend who's been battleing breast cancer. The left photo is the front view, with the 'fight cancer ribbon' pattern in view. The right photo shows the back of the sock down to the heel. After you turn the heel, it's plain knitting on the back, but the lace pattern continues down the front of the foot.

Concurrently, I needed some plain sock knitting to carry around with me, so I decided to make the 2nd of another pair of hand-dyed socks -- also from a KnitPicks sock blank. The 'Caribbean Sunrise' pair were given away; these "Spring Green" socks are pour moi. :-)

I've got three art quilting projects underway, and just finished a fourth to send into a competition. Till all are on their way, I'm afraid that photos won't be available for sharing. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the socks! Especially the pair for your friend battling breast cancer. I bet she will love them! Are those cables I see in this pattern?