It's been a long hot summer and though I haven't been posting as much as normal I have been knitting.
No, Really. :D
I even finished something.
No, Really. :p
It's even something I can finally post for the Summer of Socks.
Oh Shut Up, It's true!
The Honey socks were finished in July or so. I've been really bad about taking notes so I don't know exactly when it was. *sigh*
Here they are. The sun washed out the color some. They are much darker and in person.
The flowers are marigolds that came out of my garden. They went bonkers and out grew their area so we had to trim them back.
I ran out of the Claudia Yarn but with the balls Freddie gave me and some Louet in a similar colorway (both were called Caribbean Blue) I was able to fake it through the toes. I stripped the yarn Freddie gave me with the Louet. It looks very good and just enough matchy. :D
These are to date the tallest & longest socks I've ever made. Also the smallest gauge.
When it gets cooler the honey can wear them. He knows he is by no means to wash them on his own. I'll need to teach him about hand washing wool items at some point, but for now I rather enjoy the task so I'll keep it.
I'm still at a stopping place with those Tropicana Dave Socks. If I don't make a short row heel that looks decent soon I may give up on this pair and go with a lovely heel flap like on the honey socks. That heel is an Eye of the Partridge. Beautiful and Sturdy.
Here's the terror of the bad sock heel. Turn away if you are faint of heart. o.0
It looks MUCH worse in person, btw.
Hope is not lost yet though. My Best Friend wrote out a different short row heel for me using the same number of stitches I need. Her heels are always faboo, so if I can get my brain to work properly I should have this problem resolved soon. *happy dance*
And DUDE! Check out her 37th pair of socks for the Summer of Socks. THIRTY SEVEN PAIRS OF SOCKS! Knit in only two months. That woman is an awesomely crazy fantastic sock knitter.
That pair of socks is for Moi. *Super Happy Dance* I'm the luckiest Otter ever and my feetsies will be warm as can be. :D Thank You, Cookie!!!
I hope like hell her hands don't actually fall off. Or that her brain falls out of her head. Though if it does we are close enough to Halloween that she can pass it off as just getting into the spirit of the season and say she feed it to a Zombie or something. *grin*
In other knitting news I have completed the body of my sweater, including the front and back hems and the collar. I did have half a sleeve knit... but after trying it on and seeing that it was way too big I'm going have to rip it out. I'm going to do some measuring and knit math to determine just how many decrease rows I'll need to do to get the sleeves at the proper width for the length I want it at.
I'm also knitting on and 75% done with my Red Scarf Project. I love everything about this project, including The Norma. When I grow up I wanna tell it like it is the way she does. Though I'm sure there are plenty of people who think I'm perhaps too blunt as it is. *L*
The scarf is made with Universal Yarn from the Moods line. It's a Wool/Acrylic blend that has colors that blend between Red and Black. It's very soft and looks great knit up. I'm doing a basic scarf that goes in sections from garter to seed stitch with two sections of basket weave on either end. I'm really loving how this is knitting up. :D Oh and this is the first "garter" scarf I've worked on since the whole RockStar Scarf incident. Some loves never truly die. *snicker*
The other project is a Gryffindor iPod holder for RenDogg. I need to Kitchener up the end then it will be done. Considering I won't see him again until the middle of October chances are it won't be completed until just right before that. :P
I have a BUNCH of other WIP's on the needles that need to be completed as well. But that's another post for another day.
And FYI the other bottles of wine remain unopened. :P
Tune in tomorrow when I tell you some other exciting news in the world of Otter.