Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Three Pair of Socks Finished

While my laptop was in the repair shop and the weather was too wet and chilly to work outdoors, I made great progress on my spring birthday sock knitting.


Yes, I do seem to be stuck on this pattern for birthday socks this year. It has all the qualities that make it great for gift socks so I used it again.

Daughter Heather's birthday is May 13. Next Saturday we're getting together for Louise Lunch to celebrate her birthday and Mother's Day. She requested gray or black socks, so I made her a pair of each.

Pattern: BFF by Cookie A. 64 stitch size.

Yarn: Slackford Studio Stalwart Sock.

Color: Steelyard Blues.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars



Pattern: Simple 8 stitch fancy ribbing pattern.

XXOOOXXO
OXOOOXOO

where O = knit and X = purl.

Lightened up to show stitch detail. . .



Yarn: Knitpicks Stroll.

Color: Black.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.


Mom, birthday June 18, requested green lacy socks with a five inch cuff.



Pattern: Embossed Leaves by Mona Schmidt in Interweave Knits, Winter 2005.

Yarn: Knitpicks Stroll.

Color: Peapod.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

7 comments:

Dorothy said...

I guess that answers the question of what we could get accomplished if we weren't wasting so much time on the internet! Can't believe it's time for the Louise lunch already. Didn't you just have it?

BeadKnitter said...

Lovely socks.

Michelle said...

Each pair of socks is beautiful but the green ones are extraordinary. Your Mum is one very lucky lady. Amazing what is achieved when we don't have a computer, isn't it!

Nautical Knitter said...

The speed at which you knit absolutely beautiful socks astounds me! I love your simple way of showing us the patterns so we can attempt them, too. Thanks!

NMjewel said...

Wonderful socks. Yes, the green ones stand out, but they are all wonderful.
Your nesting pictures are great too. I'm looking forward to hatching.

marguerite louise said...

All of your socks are perfect but the green ones are extraspecial! And, yes, I am a lucky mom to benefit from your extraordinary skill in photography as well as in knitting socks and knitware in general. Thanks!

Susan said...

Great looking socks! I want to make a pair of Embossed Leaves myself.