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)

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Socks and Socks

John's Basketweave Ribbing Socks in Opal Handpainted 14The birthday socks are done! Since they were knit for 6 foot 5 inch tall Son John, they're a little baggy on my sock blockers.

The yarn is Opal Handpainted 14, a very rich combination of blues, greens, and purple. I love the way the Handpainted colors knit up in short bursts of color with no pooling and no spiraling.

I'm calling the pattern John's Basketweave Ribbing. I'll be publishing the pattern, downsized to a woman's medium, on Stitches of Violet soon.

There was no sun today, so I couldn't get a good natural light picture. In fact, this afternoon when I was trying to get a picture so I could package up the socks for their trip to Idaho, it was overcast and dumping snow.

I won't say any more about the snow. It would just sound like whining.

Happy Birthday March 18th John! I'm thinking it's possible you might become a daddy on your birthday. Sydney would be two weeks early, but everyone who has seen the picture thinks Anne looks ready now. And the picture was taken two weeks ago.

Old Shale Two Yarn Sock Pattern knit by SusanIt's always fun to visit Susan's blog I'm Knitting As Fast As I Can to see what she's knitting. She has a new and interesting project to show her readers every week. And she's always generous with sharing her knitting secrets and tips.

Last night she posted a finished pair of socks knit from my Old Shale Two Yarn Socks Pattern.

It's a special honor to have Susan select this pattern to knit since she designs and sells her own unique and attractive sock patterns.

The Old Shale Two Yarn Socks Pattern was written with leftover sock yarn in mind, and that's exactly what she used. The cuffs are OnLine leftovers and the solid is some blue Pingouin sock yarn from her stash.

I like the look of just having the cuff in the contrasting yarn. Great idea for some of those smaller balls of leftovers.

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