Sunday, April 22, 2007

Peony Sock

Here is the Peony Sock, a UFO from Socktoberfest! that I pulled out last weekend. I finished the first sock yesterday. The pattern is the More Fun Than Cables Sock Pattern from Stitches of Violet. I realize now why it was on the needles for so long. It was my second attempt at a sock, on size one needles (my first sock being the cable footies from One Skein). I remember the pattern seeming so difficult at the time. However, when I picked it up last weekend I just flew through it. Its a mock-cable stitch and after a few repeats easy to remember.

I bought the yarn last year when I was in
Portland, OR at Knit Purl. Its ShibuiKnits Sock yarn in the Peony colorway. Love the vibrant color. However, I'm realizing just how hard it is to take a good picture of a sock?! Rowan helped with this photo shoot and I still don't think I captured the cables or the colors accurately. Well, now I need to go cast on the second sock for the this so that maybe I finish it and can cross these socks off the UFO list. I have the next shipment of the Rockin Sock Club as motivation for me to hurry up and finish.

Here's a quick update on the Blanket that Rocks! It is 23" x 21.5" right now and I'm still loving it :) Its a great tv project or stitch n bitch project cause I can just knit knit knit. Love it! I'm hoping it will at least be 36" wide in the end. I weighed my yarn and I've used a little less than 2/3's of the yarn (I'm using three skeins of STR heavyweight). So I think I should make it. I did order an extra skein of In the Navy (the darkest color, the one in the middle). I'm thinking of having that be the trim all the way around when I get to end, so if I want it to be a bit longer/ wider I'll have some extra. I know Cara used 2 skeins of each color (for a total of 6 skeins) but her blanket was a lot bigger. If the Lucy in the Sky colorway had been available on the website (it now is), I probably would have used that and used four skeins total, but oh well. Let's see how this one turns out.

Have a great week! xoxo Irishgirlieknits


cpurl17 said...

I love the color of that yarn! Good idea to get the socks out of the way in anticpation of the next STR shipment.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous socks! I love that color.

I had forgotten about this pattern. I'll have to put it on my to-knit list.

Zonda said...

I have...severe...sock...envy!! The pattern and the color! sigh! ;)

I so need to knit in my sleep! Gah!

The blanket is looking really good! Go you! :)

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Discoknits said...

You knit SOOOO much. Where do you find the time?!!! Love this and your previous post - cute baby pics (doggies and baby room, aaaawww). And the blanket, OMGosh. Well done....:-)