Tuesday, February 01, 2011

January Vanilla Socks


Thanks to the Year of Stash Socks group on Ravelry I present to you my January “Vanilla” socks (well ok, there’s only one sock in the photo, but it really does have a mate)!  The group has two patterns we can choose from and if we don’t use one of those we are welcome to do a plain vanilla sock, which really is best when using some of the awesome self-patterning yarn.

The yarn I used is Marks & Kattens Clown yarn in colorway 1685, knit on size 2 dpn’s.  I’m thrilled with how they turned out and rather impressed with myself that I finished knitting a pair of socks in one month.  Smile

Take a look at the awesome sock blocker I now have!  So cute and I’ve wanted one forever.  Finally decided on the sheep blocker from The Loopy Ewe and couldn’t be happier.

And yes, that is ice my sock is resting on.  The Dallas area doesn’t get a lot of snow – or ice - , nor do we get it very often.  Unfortunately this storm dropped ice on us and all the area schools and most businesses were closed today…and most have announced closure tomorrow as well.  The funny part of it is that in the midst of all the weather related news coverage they seemed to be most upset over the fact that the Super Bowl will be here Sunday, and here it is cold and icy!  We do take our football seriously in the south.


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Elizabeth, your socks are GORGEOUS!!! I love that yarn. I'm wondering if you took a sock class or just tackled them all by yourself. I'm impressed. I bought a pair of handmade socks at a craft show in the fall and I love them. It makes me want to knit a pair myself. I have knitted Christmas stockings, but have never made a pair of socks. You have inspired me. Knitting with size 2 needles, you did great making them in a month. Wow!! Enjoy the ice/snow. We are just getting rain, thank God! We have had enough snow already. Love & blessings from NC!


Oh great!! I love your socks!! I would not even begin to attempt something like that! Why, I have difficulty sewing a button on!!!


maryrose said...

Elizabeth, those socks are lovely! I left you a present on my blog today!