Tuesday, January 02, 2007

24!!!!! and most of a sweater!

I did it! I did it!! I finished 24 pairs in 1 year! I even took a picture of my watch to prove it.

As DH pointed out, my watch doesn't have a date on it, and for that matter, I could reset it, BUT... you'll have to trust me. I did it!!!!

The details:
Name: Seascape Twist socks
Stitch pattern: Melanie's twist
Yarn: Lorna's Laces in Seaside, 1 ball ( I have small feet people)
Needles: KP Classic Circs, size 0

I also made huge headway on Emerald. I am up to the raglan decreases!
It was like a knitting factory this weekend. I went cruising through both projects, saw a movie, watch a lot of tv, slept in everyday, and still managed to make it to WEBS! Aw yea. Knitting mecca.

Let's take a looky at what I got.

Yarn for a sweater for DH. It is called Knittaly by Colorado Yarns, and is Superwash. I got 15 balls of rust colored yarnyness awaiting a simple pattern - maybe with a vertical center motif.

Yarn for another sweater for DH. 15 balls of Arucana Nature Wool Chunky, for a sweater with a cabled yoke. I decided that if he doesn't like the yarn once I start knitting it up, it might be for me. hehe.

I also got two books. I am a book crazy person. If you saw my house you'd understand. DH and I have more books than any sane person should have. Yet, I keep getting more....
Anywho, I got Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls, a book I have wanted for some time, and an impulse book - Naughty Needles. DH likes Naughty Needles. He wants to know what I am going to make first. (grin)

Socktopia has officially started! Whoot! I got the challenge for January. There are three choices: "Celebrate Good Times", "Blue Monday", and "Snowflakes and Stary Skies". I have to pick one theme, or more I suppose, and knit a pair of socks by the end of the month. I am going to look at my stash tonight and see what I can come up with. I think I plan to post updates about my socks for this year long KAL, but not pictures until I have finished product. Kind of like a mystery.

That's it for now. See ya'll tomorrow!


Beverly said...

The socks look great! I can't believe you knit that many pairs in one year. Wow! I'm excited that I might do 12 pairs this year. (also doing Socktopia) Good luck with your husband's sweaters! I'll be curious to see how you like the Knitaly. I was eyeing that on Webs this week.

bradyphrenia said...

beautiful socks! i can't wait to see your emerald. i'm really interested in making that one myself.

costumechick said...

Thanks ya'll! I really like my Emerald so far. I can't wait to try it on...