Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Resurrecting a Project

A few years back (before I became obsessed with socks), I used to crochet a lot of doilies (check out my Doily Set on Flickr). Some I gave away or swapped, some are used around my house, and some are stacked up waiting for their turn to be displayed. I still have a few that I finished but they still need their ends tucked in and blocked.

Lately, I've had the urge to crochet doilies. I don't really need more projects to work on, but I'm in denial about that, so I'm not even going to think about it. When I switched from avid doily crocheter to obsessed sock knitter, I left a doily unfinished. What's kind of sad about this, is the doily is only 4 or 5 rounds from completion. So, I figured this is a great way to satisfy my doily-making urge.

A pic of the in-progress doily in its unfinished (and waiting for me to get back to it) state.

The white and blue thread, as well as, the pattern and hook I used were all stored together. The pink thread was a little harder to put my hands on, but I did eventually find it. I'm hoping to finish the crocheting this weekend. And with any luck, blocking will occur soon after that.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Jailhouse Rock Socks

Jailhouse Rock socks
Pattern - Stansfield 14 from More Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn - Socks That Rock mediumweight in Jailhouse Rock
Needles & Gauge - Size 2 DPNs, 7 st/in

And since I always need to have a pair of socks on the needles, here is my newest.

All Things Heather sock
Yarn - All Things Heather in Festival
Pattern - Summerfield Socks by Lisa Parker (This was a Loopy Ewe sock club exclusive pattern.)

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Pink Socks and More

Poodle Skirt Socks
Pattern - top down stockinette with Eye of Partridge heel flap and kitchenered toes
Yarn - Scarlet Fleece, It's Tubular X 2 in Poodle Skirt bought from The Loopy Ewe
Needles & Gauge - Size 2 DPNs, 8 st/in

This yarn was a pleasure to work with. No knots or splitty-ness. I love the fact that it did not pool at the gusset.

I've already started another pair.

Note: This is an old pic. I am now past the heel of the first sock and rapidly approaching the toe.
Yarn - Socks That Rock mediumweight in Jailhouse Rock
Pattern - Stansfield 14 from More Sensational Knitted Socks

When I was trying to decide what pattern to use for this yarn, I couldn't decided between 2 in the MSKS book, so I had my son decide. It wasn't until after I started knitting the pattern that I realized that I made it once before for these socks.