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It’s all about the sox

I bought these shoes about a month ago, and couldn’t decide if I liked them. Today I gave them another chance. I’m glad I did.

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Yes, it’s true. I bought clear shoes for my socks. I made these socks eons ago, and don’t wear them much any more, but they went with my shirt today. If you’re going to pick socks that match your shirt, why not go all the way and let people see them?

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I think they’d look even better with dark socks, but this will have to do for now. Side view, in case you just gotta know.

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Josephine update: After 15 rows of Josephine in the round (that would be about 3800 stitches), I realized that I was nowhere close to making gauge. I think I knit looser in the round than flat, because my flat gauge swatch was close to correct. Ripped the whole thing out, and now I’m knitting Josephine in pieces, flat, on US size 3 needles. The pattern enticed me by recommending size 5 needles, so I bought the yarn, full of confidence. I’ve never knit an entire sweater on 3’s, except for a baby. This is going to be a long knit! But it’s really pretty.

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In other fun news, I went to the Lantern Moon trunk show at Twisted on Friday. I bought this bag. I use their silk taffeta bags as project bags inside my big knitting bag, but what i really liked about this one was that it cinches closed. No lost pieces of project!

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I also won a green tote in the raffle. I feel lucky!

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Entrelac socks, redux

I had tea with Anna on Monday. She’s cruising along on the entrelac socks.  The first is done, and the second is halfway there. A completed first sock means that the pattern is readable and knittable, so the entrelac sock pattern is ready to be published. It’s now available on the sidebar.

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Anna says that she only knits with dirt-colored yarn. I think it’s good looking dirt! Although we prefer to say, “earth tones.” We bought this yarn at Coastal Yarns in Cannon Beach, Oregon during Crafty Moms Weekend in February. I bought some in variegated blues. It’s Hacho hand-dyed merino wool, DK weight, from Mirasol Yarn, spun in Peru. Yum. I’m trying to finish the Shetland Triangle shawl before I jump into another pair of these socks, but the siren song is strong.

 

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I’ve been working on these pedicure socks for a friend’s birthday. I ran through three different design ideas before I came up with a stitch pattern that would let the yarn tell its story. This yummy yarn is Yarntini Variegated Sport, and the colorway is Mimosa. It just screams “orange creamsicle” at me. I love this yarn; it’s the same yarn that I used for my Entrelac Socks. It’s a little heavy for a sport weight yarn, but it has a wonderful springy texture.

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I hope she likes them! Pattern should be up in a few days. :edit: pattern is up!

I also put up the pattern for the log cabin baby blanket; I had already written instructions for knitting the squares for my knit group; it was just a matter of adding assembly and border instructions. Enjoy!

 

New socks = happy dance

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I love my entrelac socks so much that I want to make another pair. (Not that you can see much of the socks in this picture, but it was Crafty Mom Weekend, and I was wearing them!)

My LYS, Twisted, didn’t have more Yarntini Sport in a color I wanted, so I bought some LavenderSheep Superwash Sport. I finished most of one cuff and realized that this yarn didn’t want to be entrelac socks, or at least not the entrelac socks from my pattern. I’m never afraid to rip and start over, especially if yarn tells me that it wants to be something else. Apparently this yarn wanted to be plain old ribbed socks.

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But they’re really not plain. The colors are wonderful; I love how the purple and blue spiral down the leg. And I added a baby cable to the 2×2 rib. It adds a little pizazz, and it makes it easy to count the number of rounds so the second sock can match.

 I’ll find another yarn to make the entrelac socks. The hunt is on!