Posts Tagged ‘Sockotta’

It’s Official! I’m Losing It

July 16, 2011

Yesterday, I forgot what day it was.   I needed a pedicure and I wanted a manicure so I called.  I thought it odd when I was told to come at a specific time.  Usually, I get, “When do you think you’ll be here?’  When I walked in I was surprised at how busy it was.  The greeter said, “Well, it’s always like this on Friday and Saturday.”  I couldn’t believe it.  I never go around the weekend for this reason.  I even pulled out my phone to check the day.  Yep.  It was Friday.  Just shoot me and bury me in the back yard.  Boy.  Wouldn’t that surprise the next owners.

I thought it was time for a plain pair of socks.  As you can see, I didn’t make it.  I didn’t even start out with a plain rib.  And whereas the yarn is subdued, it isn’t plain either.  This is Sockotta yarn which is nice for Summer.  The leg is purposely loose.  I used a smaller needle for the heel gusset and decreased an additional six stitches on the foot.  It fits just the way I want it.

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Fun Socks

June 16, 2010

I love entrelac and when I saw the ones in Think Outside the Socks,  knew I had to make them.  I am using Carnival from Sockotta which may be why the stitches are a little crappy.  I am not making them as long as the pattern.  These are summer socks and are not for warmth.  People are supposed to say, “Oh, what cute socks” and look at me kind of funny.   Don’t worry.  I’m used to it.  But, I bet my feet are prettier than theirs. 

My enterlac has been looking pretty ratty lately.  I think it’s nearly twenty years old, so it’s time for a new one.  I was thinking about using the  Colinette that’s in the next drawer so I was looking around for a pattern or inspiration.  Well, I discovered that two books on entrelac are coming out in the Fall.  So, I’ll wait and see if they are any good.  In the meantime, I’ll use the Colinette for a striped V-neck pullover which was my original intent.  It will probably be a side to side because it’s easier to size as you go along.

I was surprised to see these this Iris growing out of the side of the old pier.  I’m so glad I had my camera.

Socks and Sweaters

May 13, 2010

My red white and blue socks should be finished in another day or two.  I really like them.  I should write down the changes(improvements?) before too long.  It depends on the weather.

 I want to make another pair of cotton socks next.  I’ve got five skeins of Sockotta and some Pannda Silk in yellow.  I have to make up my mind!

The panda Silk is yellow and very soft, but I’ve never made socks with it.  I’m very familiar with Sockotta.  After I took this picture, I realized I had another skein in red, yellow and blue.  Even after I make my decision, I have to decide on the pattern.  And I just bought Think Outside the Socks.  Do you have any idea how many I want to make in that book?

After the socks, it’s time for another sweater.  I have a three drawer plastic storage cabinet in my bedroom.  We keep the telephone on it.  Each drawer contains a sweater’s worth of yarn.  I’m going to make these next.  I’m not going to go into the yarn room for any yarn.  I hope.

The Washing of the Gloves

April 5, 2010

I was thinking about washing my socks, but I think I may still have an occasion to wear them.  So I washed my gloves instead.  One pair needs mending so I need to find the obligatory scarf.  It’s pretty small.  I’ll barely be able to get it around my neck afterwards.  After I finished washing, I found another pair and I think there is a pair in my heavy coat pocket.  Oh, well.  Maybe they will get their chance next year. 

We rode down to Jeff’s Nursery this afternoon and found the bushes that Doug wanted.  He bought four in two different colors.  You never know about that man. 

I decided that I need yellow socks, especially for summer.  I couldn’t find anything in my stash that was appropriate.  I found some on-line in Sockotta.  Now I don’t know what to do.  I can’t buy just one ball of yarn.  If I spend $100 I get free shipping.  I can’t stand it.  I just can’t stand it.  OH!  And they were cheap, too!  I can’t stand it.