Details & pics on the blog
Hi Heather welcome! Cute socks. Are they comfy enough to wear in a pair of shoes without rubbing, or are they better for house-type socks? I've been wanting to make socks for a long time, and haven't dared to do that. Eventually I'd like to make kilt hose for dh and some of his scottish clansfolk. I have a marino wool shawl I bought during my intermediate weaving class. My instructor made it, it's just beautiful, and I just love it. It's so soft (and expensive), but I'm so glad I have it.
I checked out your blog- I had fun looking at it. I haven't set up anything like that for myself-maybe one of these years I'll get around to it. I really liked the links to all the patterns and to see the status on what you've made and are working on. I have one son, 4, and I'm looking for things I can make for him, also projects that will make nice gifts for my parents. I really should make them some dishcloths. They like to use the knitted cotton ones.
What a great deal you got at that store on the yarn too! I've heard of people doing that at a chain called job lots around here. Only, there's not one nearby me, I have to drive over an hour, so it's not worth the cost of gas to go there just for that, but I do plan to stop in when I'm in the area of it for doctor's appts and such. I felt pretty good when I got some similar yarn on sale at Michael's for $2-$3.50 each.
It was neat to read your bio- I was a CIS major- I was one class short of AA when I got a FT job in the industry for a while, but now I'm a SAHM with a 4 yr old ds that keeps me busy. Good luck to you. I found it to be an especially tough field to be in, especially being female, at least in CA.
What got me looking at this posting was your user name. It made me laugh- I'm originally from New England. Whenever my Mother would get the question asked "what ARE you"- meaning nationality- my Mom's answer usually is- Yankee
Anyways- welcome to the mb- glad to have you here.
Those are awesome looking socks!!!!
Bonita, they are so soft! I've been wearing them all day so far, wore them to class to show my knitting economics professor lol. They feel like regular socks. The yarn is fingering weight, so it's quite thin. Not like the Moda Dea Sassy Stripes socks I made a few weeks ago. Those are mostly wearing around the house socks. These Elfine socks, are definitely for wearing with shoes and showing them off.
I don't want to take them off, they are so soft.
Oh good! I'm glad you are having a fun time with them. I usually knit with thicker yarns- blankets or hats and mittens, although I've done several baby outfits that are out of the baby or sport weight yarn. We don't have much for yarn shops around here, I'm in the boondocks. Would that pattern work better with a baby-weight or sport-weight? I'm excited to try to make something for me. I've bought a couple pairs of the bamboo needles and have decided I really like them a lot.
oh btw, last night, I found quite a of those dishcloth patterns that my folks with like, I'm excited, there's something I can actually make and give them that they will use! I got all gung-ho on it late at night- silly me.
Eventually I want to knit some kilt-hose for dh. A friend of mine starting working on some, but I don't know if she ever got it figured out. Those are harder because of the cabling, and also having to go knee-height. They will probably have to be tinkered with to get them to give a good fit too.
BONITA ds Nicholas 6/16/02
You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Phillipians 4:16
I used fingering weight and they're (IMO ) perfect!