Thursday, October 4, 2007

Socks, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll

Well 2 out of 3 ain't bad!!! Well, I want to buy Ben Lee's new record, so you can guess the two!!!

I have finished The Mauritius Socks. I did start them early, but I stopped knitting for a few days to even things up. They're in Lion Brand 5ply, 64 stitches on 2.75mm. For a friend.

I have now started new socks for my mum, The Word. They also have 64/66 stitches on 2.75mm and I have used the Diagonal Fern from Barbara Walker with extra garter stitches in between the three panels. I will continue the front panel down the sock. I've made a chart and I might reverse it for the other sock. It is Blues Cashmere Merino from The Knittery.

I'm about to start the shortrow socks from MagKnits. I have yet to name them but I will be using, maybe, Opal Caterpillar, though perhaps my Knittery ChocMint would be better as it is stripier???

I am looking forward to knitting a lot of socks. I have no other goals other than that. I am goal-less, I am The Port Power of The KAL. This will be my first and only footy reference!!!

OK, my photos are giant, I think, because I followed The Blogger's prompt and said Yes to medium size. Sorry!!!

Harki-Parki-Parker-Posey and

Peri Naughty


Rose Red said...

Wow you are a speed knitter!

I don't mind the big pictures (I always use the biggest size!!)

Ear scritches to Harki and Peri

Shazmina Bendi said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOO dont stop the footy references!! Not that I am an AFL fan (I am a Rugby girl, go the Wallabies!), I just find them funny!!!
Great post, love the Labs!

Rosie said...

What is the Lion Brand Magic Stripes like to knit?

I have some of that, but I'm not that keen on the colour. It's more orange than I thought it was...

I thought it could be good for my initiation though, not such a disaster if my socks turn out to be a disaster... bargain from Spotlight at $3.00 per ball when they were clearing it out.

Carolyn said...

I knit my first ever pair of socks in that exact yarn (the Lion Brand one), same colorway and everything. They wore really well and I washed them, etc. Until I lost them. Haven't seen them in about six months.