***The best part of this post is at the end, so make sure you keep reading.
Sometimes I go a long time without posting on this here blog of mine. But when I am in the posting groove, I sometimes have nothing to really post about. Today is one of those days. I have no socks on the needles, my swingy tank is (despite any realistic thoughts of success-no real swatching, no real math, no real common sense) on the blocking board and my Peacock Shawl is still in progress, but not much to show for it. Now, I am not saying that we have success with the Swingy Tank. I'm saying it is blocked. After knitting both the front and back and then holding them up to my body I decided that it was a little snug to be swingy and a little shorter than I hoped for. So, I stayed up late, finally doing the math and rewrote the pattern for my yarn. The next morning, on a whim, I pinned it together and tried it on. Hmmm, not as bad as I thought. So I pinned it out and am hoping that when all is said and done, I have a tank that fits. If not it will go to Erin and I will make another. It is such a quick knit, I won't mind a bit.
Anyway, back to the not posting days. During those times I am usually actually knitting. So while today I have no progress to show you of recent times, I have a pair of socks knit last March.
- Pattern: Rococo Socks by Anne Hanson, Knitspot
- Yarn: Schaeffer Anne
- Needles: size 0
- Cast on and Bound off: March, 2007
What do I think? That Anne Hanson (who I could not link to as her site is not coming up at this time) does some lovely things and this pattern is one of them. I love the pattern and plan on making it again. The people at Schaeffer do great things with yarn and Anne is one of my favorite sock yarns made and I plan on using it again. This sock and this yarn are wonderful together, and don't be surprised if I knit them almost exactly the same one more time. The only problem with these socks is the color of the yarn. While I like the color, it is not right for these socks. All that lovely lace? Camoflaged. Totally. It really is a bummer, I love the socks and wear them, but when I wear them nobody can see the lace pattern. You might say it has something to do with my jeans, but whatever. I had a ton of this yarn left, and made something else by Anne out of it. You'll get that on another day that I need a pic and a post.
Now, for the best news of all, and I hope that you made it this far into this boring post for the most exciting part of it. Look here (read it, makes me happy). Then look here (keep scrolling!). My Sockapalooza Pals love their socks! For everyone out there that ever knits for someone else, you know how happy this makes me. And even happier is that I got to knit for two people that I was previously unacquainted with, but now read and love their blogs. Same with the knitter that knit for me. Three new blog friends. It's a good thing. And in Helene's defense, she never actually asked for cabled knee socks, she just said they were her dream socks, and too much to ask for. I could not be happier that I went ahead and knit them for her. And she is right, boy is she lucky! ;)