Archive for April 2007

Embossed Leaves socks

April 20, 2007

Socky sock #8 for 2007: Embossed Leaves

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Pattern calls for size US 2 needles but I used US 1.5 instead (2.5mm). Also the cuffs, heels, and toes are changed to my usual likings. The intended recipient for the sock has smaller feet than mine, it fits me pretty snug, so I think it’s all good to go.

Seriously, this is the first time I’ve knitted a pair by doing one sock at a time. That is, of course, not counting the horribly failed Jaywalker I attempted in early last year, and couple of chunky socks done in worsted weight. Thankfully the lace pattern was easy and interesting enough (not to mention easy to memorize) to avoid second sock syndrome! Woo hoo!

I think the pattern would’ve looked nicer in more solid yarn – to show off the delicate lace detail, but I kinda don’t mind it the way it is now. Especially for being “purple”, I kinda came to like the color. It’s hard to believe… me? Liking purple? That’s bit insane.

I’d definitely make it again, definitely a pair for myself.

Oh the big plans that went nowhere

April 10, 2007

IMG_1812So I made this grand plan to go to post office. All the stuff I’ve accumulated over the course of at least couple of months, all gathered up, packed, and ready to go. But now that Chris’s sick, unfortunately, they all have to wait for next week, whenever I get a day off. It’s kinda unfortunate and sad.

There are total of 5 packages and 1 card. Granted, that one card can and will be sent out tomorrow, take it to work, but the rest has to be weighted so another week of waiting. I’m kinda frustrated. Oh just another sappy moments in car-less life.

On the bright side, I got my hands on Favorite Socks book. There are at least couple of them right off the bat I want to make. And Bean was right – I do want to make the sock on the cover! The other one is Embossed Leaves.

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Hopefully the variegation of the yarn isn’t too distracting for the lacework. And no, I still haven’t worked anything on the sweater I’ve been planning.

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