Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Pictures Say It All

I finally got a camera. No I did not buy one! My boyfriend's brother was kind enough to let me borrow his. I won't be molesting him everyday for his camera but because I have access to it, there will be more pictures than I thought on this blog while my boyfriend is away with his camera.


Now for what you came for--Knitting!!!

Some finished Monkies! The yarn is Great Adirondack Yarn Company Soxie in some colorway I don't know the name of. The yarn is tough when you knit it, but after it is blocked, it's light as a feather on your feet, and soft too. I hope it's a sturdy sock yarn. Sadly/Gleefully, it's getting warm in Michigan so I may have to leave these socks for next winter. Who am I fooling, I'm keeping my winter knits out till June!

Just a long sidebar for you: I swear to you this is a true story. My freshman year of college, it was April and the sun finally came out to play. It was a nice 75 degrees Farenheit (is that how you spell it?). People were outside making out, doing homework, having picnics, and just having a grand ol' time with that wonderful ball of fire in the sky (have you realized yet that I LOVE warm weather?) Two days later, I lie to you not, a blizzard had come and dumped over 2 feet of snow on us!!! That's one of the reason's why I can't wait to leave Michigan and someday finally meet you, Del.

Sorry about that tangent. I just had to represent for my people who love sunshine and green grass. Moving right along to the Pomatamus sock.

Many of you have shown interest in this socks colorway. This is some Knitpicks Sock Garden in the Pansy colorway (I believe they've discontinued it). I have to say that though this sock yarn is not as luxurious as say, this sock yarn, it's pretty damn sturdy! One of my first pairs of socks is actually knit with them and I remember making those the winter before (December 2005), but I've been to Argentina and Brazil with them (their winter is our summer and I was there last May and June 2006), came back to the US and wore them most of our winter too. So that's 3 sets of winter all in a row and the socks finally gave up and started getting holes in the heel. I don't know how to darn socks, and I've tried looking for editorials on the Internet. Nothing. I would love to save the socks. Do anyone of you guys know how to darn socks? If so, send me the info.

So now for the final event. I present to you the finished front and halfway done back of my Green Spring Vest:

Sorry about the blurriness. I always tremble when I take pictures, so I guess I won't be a photography superstar like this guy. Anyway, I'm really enjoying this project, partly because it's coming along at a nice pace, given my school load, and partly because I'm working this out to be a pattern. It's my first time doing this so it's pretty straight foward and easy, but the lace pattern makes the design look feminine and more appealing, in my opinion. I finally got some time this week to work on this so maybe I'll be done knitting this thing up by next week. Don't hold your breathe, though. In the world of a college student, unexepected things always come up!


meg said...

wow! your vest looks fab, lady. i can't wait to see the final product.

monkies look great, too. i absolutely love the colorway of those socks but i've heard less than stellar reviews of the knit picks sock yarn (not so fun to knit, not so nice feeling, etc...). either way, they look fantastic.

Anonymous said...

The Monkey socks are so cute--love that fun color you used. I'm no sock-darning expert, but I know sells darning eggs (the thing you put inside the sock to fill out the heel while you're fixing it). Anyway, once you put the egg in, it's easier for you to see the stitches to be fixed. HTH.

And the vest is lovely. You're soooo close to finishing! Can't wait to see it done.

Linda said...

Dear Kelly,
How thrilled I am to read your posts and look at your pictures: they instill in me a mad DESIRE to knit socks!! Mostly, I like your writing and appreciate the cross references to other knitting sites. THANKS; yours is a stellar blog.

Charles said...

Love the potamus socks. They look absolutely awesome!

Valerie said...

Great looking sock and vest in progress. Can't wait to see the finished products!

Madison said...

ooh! FANTASTIC socks!