Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Some things I knit

Sock camp will be coming in little bursts, I have a feeling, and I don't even really hope that I can get it all in. After *doing* all of it the writing is just exhausting! On Sunday night my monkey Mercury hopped on top of my re-packed suitcase in preparation for our trip back to Boston.


Pattern: Funky Sock Monkey
Yarn: STR heavyweight in Rook-y
Started: 4/16/08
Finished: 4/18/08

Earlier that day I had a fab trip to the Fremont Market with MJ and her husband - I found some awesome silver Converse sneakers. But we also saw this sign:


Those facial expressions? Imagine a whole week of that. It was awesome.

MJ even bought some of the wares - recycled yarn that she's going to use to make some hats.

And earlier in the week I even completed some socks! I know, a novel idea being at sock camp and all...


These "California" socks have been a long time coming - the yarn was a gift from Rachel and she bought it in California. I'm not sure what exactly it was - a 100% merino handdyed very thin yarn, probably between a laceweight and fingering.

Started: 9/?/07
Finished: 4/16/08

They turned out amazing, and I even had quite a bit of yarn left. I should have done them toe up so I could have made the cuffs longer, but I wasn't feeling the toe-up love at that point I guess. Not that I really am now, but I hate toe-up socks a bit less.

Listening to: Weakness ~ Opeth, One Last Goodbye ~ Anathema

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Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Love the monkey!! And of course, the sock! In blue, really? WHo would have thought :)

Glad you are home safely!! I'm just praying for the weekend to be here so I can fully recover from camp!

10:49 PM  
Blogger ~RaenWa~ said...

Glad you had fun at camp & made it home safely the socks are pretty

10:11 AM  
Blogger rita said...

Sock camp sounds like so much fun! With airfare going up so drastically I doubt that I'll ever get to do something like that, but I can dream.

I'm knitting my second pair of (black)hearted socks, and I love them!!! The first pair was black and red (so appropriate), but these are Claudia Hand Painted Red Wagon, a very springy colorway, reds, oranges, a touch of green and white. Love it! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. It's my all-time favorite.

6:57 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

That's funny, also listening to Opeth as I read this...

Anyhow, I love the sock monkey, and the California Socks are great too. Sock Camp sounds like so much fun. Maybe I need to go on a business trip in that area just at the time it happens... it's possible, you know...

5:41 AM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Love the monkey - sounds like you had a great time!!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Impossible Princess said...

LOL oh my!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

I love the "Look Yarn" picture! Made me smile.

7:49 PM  

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