Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Thuja Socks!

Here are my Thuja socks! I was inspired by Zknitter's Thuja's! I love this pattern and I loved the yarn (can you see what the colors reminded me of...I used to love these candies as a kid..bought some to show you...tried sweet and coconutty! Not sure I could really eat another though.). I used 2 skeins of Artyarns Supermerino (the pattern called for three...but for a man's sock, so I used a size 5 needle, made mine a bit shorter in the leg, and squeeked by...barely!).

Another peek. Rowan really wants this pair....I haven't decided if I'm going to give them up or not. I could make another using Socks That Rock heavyweight (like Zonda did!). Gee, not sure if I have any STR though...ha ha ha... Now you all know (thanks for drooling all over the pretty yarn!).

Here's my ruffle scarf! I was a busy knitter this past weekend (finished the scarf and started the socks). I used 4 skeins of Debbie Bliss alpaca silk that my Knitty Secret Pal 8 sent me. She too made a few, and her's are gorgeous using different colors. I modified the potato chip scarf like she and Jessica did (cast on 125 stitches). Love love love this scarf and the yarn makes it sooo drapey.

So what's on the needles now?? A malabrigo scarf and a pair of Log Cabin Socks from Handknit Holiday for dad (yes, the exact same pair of socks that I gave him for Christmas. Exact same yarn too.). I just finished Thuja last night, so I haven't decided if I want to pick up an old WIP, or start something the Monkey socks that Zknitter just did! Yeap, I'm only doing socks if Z does them first...hehehehe. We'll see!

Happy Knitting! xoxoxo Irishgirlieknits


Anonymous said...

Yea Thuja! I just finished my first one tonight, too (but I still have one left to go...) it was the very first sock I knitted, absolutely loved the Artyarns supermerino. Your colorway is so vibrant! I used size 4 needles but have size 10 feet, so I think I'll do my second one on size 5s as an experiment. Want to come finish my second sock!?! :-)

Zonda said...

Those are fab!! I just love that candy too! Glad you had enough yarn! I'm glad to be your muse or whateveryoucallit?..hehe The scarf is cute, I don't think I'd have the patience for that though! :)

Discoknits said...

oooooh, your scarf turned out loverly. Very nice. And the socks - you had a 'pinks' weekend. I had a coconut candy today, yum.

sgeddes said...

Love the socks they came out great. I've thought about the makeing the scarf - but have never cast on for it. The log cabin socks will be great! I want to get the book to knit those socks.

Jessica said...

Nice socks! I love the color of your scarf. It turned out well. Isn't disco the best SP ever!