Saturday, May 17, 2008

Another pair down

All this goofy weather lately has got my head spinning... headache, no headache, headache, no headache. Sometimes I want to do stuff and sometimes I don't. Motivation has not been constant around here. But I'm finding that working on both socks at once on two different sets of dpns is helping move things along faster. I now have another fun pair of socks to wrap my tootsies in hand knitted loveliness. This are Claudia Handpainted in colorway Purple Earth and I love the colors! Although they totally didn't turn out the way that I thought they would. Using the Charade pattern had the yarn striping in a strange way.I did end up with a little hole in the first row of the gusset, but really with shoes on you can't even tell. (too bad you can tell in this picture.) I must have started at two different ends with the two skeins cuz the colors pulled in a slightly different pattern and places but honestly I love it. I think these will be my artsy-fartsy socks. And last night I broke down and made myself yet another pair of fun sock blockers. Who couldn't use a little flower power right about now?

They are already being put to good use!

10 comments:

Virtuous said...

Look at you getting all "crafter" (so not a word! LOL) than ever before!

You know I luv your Purple Earth socks! Glad they are already getting put to good use!

Hope your head stops going a rollercoaster soon!

Bubblesknits said...

The socks look great! I love the blockers, too. :-) Hope you get to feeling better!

KSee said...

love your socks. It is so hard to tell what pattern with what yarn is going to work.
How are you making your sock blockers? You can start selling them on etsy.

Anne said...

Ooh the dragonflies are awesome! How do you make the blockers? Which is to say, what are they made from?

The socks, of course, look marvelous!

scappyhappy said...

Love your socks! And your sock blocks...do you make then or purchase them? Would love to get or make a set! We still need to meet!

Robin said...

You're right..those colors are lovely! Nice sock blockers too!

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

Really really nice! I love the blockers, they look FUN.

Channon said...

The socks are beautiful, but I need you and Sarah to open an Etsy shop and sell those sock blockers!

gypsyknits said...

Love the socks! Love the sock blockers! Do you sell these? Awesome.
Feel better soon.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous socks!