Friday, July 25, 2008

Another sock

To close out the week, I've got good news - I finished another pair of socks!!!! This was the first time I worked with the yarn Tofutsies & I really liked it. For those of you that aren't familiar with this - it has fiber from shrimp & crab shells to make it a natural antibacterial material! Isn't that nuts??? Who had the mind to sit & think, "Hmmmm, here's some shells laying around - lets ground it up & put it into some wool fiber! Thats a brillant idea!"....I dont know who thought of it - but I bet their millionaires now!

I got this pattern off of Knitty - Spring Forward. I wish the pattern would have come out better with this yarn - but you cant really see it as well. But that's OK because now I have this pattern down & can do it with some more yarn - I think on a solid color - it would look AWESOME!

The other project I'm working on - the Hemlock Ring Blanket! I've seen in on the boards & Ravelry so much lately & have taken a stap at it - and I am LOVING it! Its such a fun knit & its turning out so beautiful. I was going to take pictures but because its on circular needles you cant really see what its looking like. So you'll see the finished product - which hopefully wont be too long. I probably would have had it done this week, but the AC has been broke in our house all week long & having a wool blanket drapped across your lap when air isn't flowing - not fun - so I've been working on something lighter - another pair of socks - something that doesnt have to touch me right now when its hot! And the best thing about the blanket - I got me a pair of Addi's - 10.5 that are the 47" long circulars - I LOVE THESE NEEDLES! I know they can be costly - but man, aren't Addi's so worth it? It makes me want to trade in ALL my other needles to just invest in Addi's! Ahhh - the love & investments of knitting!


  1. Good Morning!! Love your socks, and you helped me out a ton! I just bought a couple skeins of sock yarn in a solid color, and was looking for a pattern that would have a simple enough pattern (for me) and yet look nice in a solid color. I just printed this one out, and I think I can do it. I'll let you know :) Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Great socks my friend... and I am SO sad that you couldn't get a picture of the blanket.... oh well :( I have cast on with the Rockin' Sox from Plymouth... nice stuff... and the term "investment"... LOVE IT!!!!!

  3. Very nice socks! I can't wait to see your finished Hemlock Ring Blanket. I finished one a while back and just love curling up under it while I knit in front of the TV!

  4. Gorgeous!! I must bookmark that pattern for future reference. Broad Ripple is my absolute favorite knitty sock pattern, but it is time to branch out! And I'm so jealous of your Addi's!!!


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