Saturday, December 1, 2007

hot off the needles

These are my celery socks, so-called because not only is that the name of the Bendigo wool, but it really is, IRL, the colour of a stalk of celery. This is 5 ply and feels a firm fabric. Pattern is just a simple stem pattern with knit 2 together and an SSK in reverse positions to the normally expected so the leaf faces out a bit. Six stitches and four rows, very easy. As can be seen in the photo, there is still quite a bit of wool left in the big ball.

They've taken me a while to finish. I ripped out an almost completed raspberry swirl ice-cream sock and am about to start another pattern with that. Then I was away for about a week on a much needed break. Technically, I was cat and house sitting for #1 son, but I didn't spend much time sitting around knitting. Took out some tension and aggression trimming some rampant wisteria in the garden he and DIL have just taken over.

Colour in photo is reasonably correct. The light was not good here, evn though it's the middle of the day. It was raining while I took this.

Present basket or will I keep them for me? Present basket has no socks in at the moment and not much else either. I've given away several pairs in the last couple of weeks as Christmas presents, sent early to UK. I'll have to think about that one. It's not a colour I usually wear, but it's good to experiment with colours and socks are a small start.

pass the slipped stitch over


Terri said...

Very nice. I love that shade of green. :o)

Diane Lovell said...

I love that colour! I reckon keep them!

Helen Knits said...

What a beautiful green colour and a very nice pattern too.

As for keeping them or giving them as a present is always such a hard decision.

Carol said...

Oh I really really like these, they are superb. Love the colour too.