Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Another one off the WIP list

I've been working pretty hard lately on clearing things from the WIP list. Well... socks at least.

Pattern: plain sock, 72 sts on size 1s
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Liberty
Started: 2/28/07
Finished: 3/13/07

I've also vowed to start knitting some plain socks with some of my crazier variegated and/or patterned yarns. I buy them because I love the colors and then they just sit in my stash while I knit more subtle yarns in fancy schmancy patterns. No more!

This pair also put me just past the 3 mile mark in the Lime 'n Violet Sock Marathon. I don't really have a goal exactly, just to knit through as much of my sock stash as I can. And have all those yummy socks!

And now for BIG NEWS:

I'm going to sock camp! Yes, Blue Moon sock camp, and it's on my birthday! And I get to see my family since it's over by Seattle. I'm so unreasonably excited, and I promise to take tons of pictures and post a long and detailed account when I get back. SOCK CAMP! I am such a dork.



Blogger Elspeth said...

Great socks! I've been feeling like that too - that I really want to get to more of my beloved sock yarn stash! Of course I'm not as fast a knitter as you are ...

5:09 PM  
Blogger rockstariel said...

I should make that vow. Really. I should. *runs off to Cookie's website*

Oh, I am greeeeen with envy that you're going to the BM sock camp! Document every moment! Let me live vicariously through you!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Sock camp? How fun! You'll have to tell us all about it.

BTW, have you nominated some films over at Fiberflix? Nominations are open until Monday.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Alyson said...

(Said in Napoleon Dynamite voice:)


8:16 PM  
Blogger Terby said...

Cool socks! Sock camp for your birthday sounds like a blast. I agree with you on the wild colors and simple patterns. As much as I really enjoy knitting the complicated ones, I think I wear the plain ones more. All good yarns in all good time...

8:56 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I love the socks, LL is always a winner! and sock camp sounds fab!

3:17 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

You get to go to sock camp! Lucky you! Yes, post loads of pictures, we want to see just how much fun you're having over there! I want to go so badly, it's not even funny. But we're already visiting my parents in Germany this year, so no sock camp for me.

The socks are fabulous. You really do keep cranking them out.

5:41 AM  
Anonymous cathy said...

Yeah, well, I'm going to dance camp this summer. It's pretty dorky, but I think sock camp beats dance camp for dorkiness.

6:12 AM  
Anonymous Janet H. said...

Hi! I have that same yarn, and it's not striping prettily like yours, it looks horribly blotchy! could you please tell me how many stitches around you used on what size needles? Thanks!
Janet H.

7:25 AM  

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    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
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    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
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    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
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    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
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    Neighborhood Fiber Company
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    Roz Houseknecht
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    Scout's Swag
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