8.13.2007

And so the sock knitting continues. . . .

Back from Wisconsin and things are going well in sock knitting land. I managed to finish my sister's Broadripple socks on the way up to Green Lake:The Specs:
The Yarn: Steinbach Activ Effect (purchased on the Smoky Mountains vacation)
The Needles: Size 2 dpns, as always
The Pattern: Broadripple from Knitty. I modified the pattern a little bit. I went toe-up and the yarn overs are not quite in the 'right' spot because I was going off memory.
The verdict: My sister has a very nice new pair of socks!

Of course, I had to cast on a new pair right away. And what do we have here?

It's the Coupling socks! Another fine pattern on knitty, written by Deb. I highly recommend reading Deb's blog. It's a good one. The pattern is written for toe-up, but I didn't feel like knitting another pair of toe-up socks, so I am knitting cuff down. It's looking good so far--I love it!

Also, there has been some yarn winding taking place today:

Well, I wound this one skein to get it onto my Etsy site. I am calling this one Cherry Garcia*. I think it's a good name. Anyway, if you would like to see some more pictures of this yarn, you can see them here.

I think that is all I have for now. There will hopefully lots of time for knitting and organzing of Etsy yarn and what not. Oh and a contest. Stay tuned for details on my next blog contest. I think I should be ready to go on Thursday. Hooray for free yarn.

And, now it's time to cook me some dinner! Happy knitting!

Oh, if you would like to see some pictures of the Green Lake, Wisconsin, adventure, click here.

* Please Note: This yarn sold on 8/14/07. As it seems to be one everyone likes, I will try to dye some more of it soon. Stay tuned! :)

12 comments:

  1. Great name for the sock yarn! And your sister will be so happy with her beautiful new socks.

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  2. Green Lake! I haven't been there in years! The last time we were there was 6 years ago! I had to take a peek at the pix...it looks like you guys had a great time! I am surprised that you got knitting time in too!

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  3. Love the socks and love the yarn, blast only a few more days to see if anyone got me what I wanted for my birthday... If not, I may have to hit your Etsy shop for myself...

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  4. Your Coupling sock is looking awesome; love the yarn choice.

    Cherry Garcia makes me want to squeal! I've been studiously avoiding etsy, but I may need to pop over. Would you accept a kidney as payment, or perhaps a small child? (I could send the toilet-trained one...)

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  5. Start stalking your mailbox! It is headed your way!

    ~Alicia

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  6. Hmmm - the Coupling sock will be going onto my Ravelry Queue this instant - Do like the Cherry Garcia very much.

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  7. The socks look great.. your sister is so lucky!

    And it's just downright mean to have such gorgeous yarn available at your etsy shop when I haven't even knitted up my last order yet. :-) Seriously, that's a beautiful colorway you've come up with.

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  8. How does the Broadripple pattern go for you with the thinner yarn? I've been wanting to make it, but I know Cascade Fixation is pretty thick.
    And see you tonight!

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  9. Great socks for your sister! And I like the start of the coupling socks too.

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  10. Cherry Garcia looks AWESOME!
    So do the socks for your sister. I wish my sister could knit. But she's into things like boys, and [gasp!] shopping.

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  11. Well, the Cherry Garcia makes me think of Ice Cream... But, lovely colors!

    Jen, it was SO nice to meet you yesterday! Love the Broadripple socks (yes, you have inspired me!)

    The yarn (sunburst) that Sarah got is lucious - love it!

    Can't wait to figure out what I need in the RED tones!!!

    Have fun with the swift - wind away!

    Lorna

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  12. That Coupling pattern is very pretty!

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