Sunday, June 03, 2007

Traveling socks ready to go!

I've had a rare occurrance this weekend -- no work to be done! Okay, I did deal cards at a party yesterday afternoon, but I had no trancription or editing this weekend. I can honestly say that I don't remember the last time that happened -- not counting my vacation, of course.

It's nice to have some time on my hands. I used part of it to finish the traveling socks for my friend Toni. I like how they came out.

Specs:
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Devon (color 407)
Needles: U.S. Size 1, Brittany DPNs
Pattern: Six-stitch pattern using the slipped-stitch rib from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks
Size: U.S. Woman's shoe size 6

The mini sock is on it's own little blocker that doubles as a keychain. I purchased several of these from The Bellweather. I love them! I'm now making a mini sock to match each pair of socks I make. If they're for me, I'll simply have multiple socks that I can switch onto my mini blocker at will. If they're for a gift, the recipient will receive both the mini blocker keychain and sock to match the ones they'll be wearing. And, if they're a knitter, they'll get the pattern for the mini sock (which comes with the mini blocker) as well. Does it get better than that??

And here are the finished socks, all wrapped up in my own, homemade band and ready to send to my friend. I hope she likes them!

This isn't the only knitting I've done this weekend. I'm almost finished with the mate to my sea sock and will post about that when I've completed it, hopefully tomorrow.

Oh, and for the record, I have done more than just knit this weekend. I've actually managed to clean out two bookshelves of stuff. Some will be sold at an upcoming garage sale and some got pitched out. I truly don't know why I keep some things! Feels good to purge now and then. There's still lots more to do, but at least I made a small dent. :)

6 comments:

Isela: Purling Sprite said...

am I the friend? hehehe. The socks are beautiful!

Knitman said...

Great socks! texture and colour.

yvonnep said...

Beautiful socks and a reason to buy the book the pattern is in.

Sarah said...

What a great way to give a pair of socks! That's adorable.

Anne said...

Gorgeous. And a great job. You should be very proud of yourself for creating such a unique gift.
Anne Lorene

Peggy said...

Gorgeous socks. I have the book and will have to check that one out.