Friday, May 16, 2008

Another Post? So Soon?

What do you think?

This is a comfy sock I made from Drooling-Over-Yarn-Laura's sock yarn in a colorway called "Something Unusual". As I suspected, the colors go great with jeans. Great dye job, Laura! I think I will call them my, Drooling Socks. The second one is nearly completed.

I know that the socks I "designed" are, really, extremely simple ones, just socks with cables running down the sides, but I was thinking that I might try to write it out, for practice. If I do that, would anyone give me feedback on whether or not the pattern makes sense and is easy to follow? Then, I can work towards something more complicated. Please, please, please?

I did finish knitting the Peacock Feathers Shawl in the scareigated yarn. Here it is in its shriveled and unblocked state.

Here's what I am going to do to salvage it. I am going to knit some simple swatches with the leftover yarn and overdye them with different shades of blue and blue-green. I have sapphire, turquoise, teal and navy, acid dyes. I'll post the swatches so you can see the results and help me make up my mind. It will be an experiment. I hope it works.

PH made a bird buddy! He and this morning dove entertained each other on and off for an entire afternoon. The dove would come to the window, look in and call, until PH would come running and join him. Then, they would just sit and stare at each other. They did this over and over. I found this friend much more enjoyable than the skink PH carried into the house the other day, and let go.

4 comments:

Nichole D. said...

If you wrote up the sock pattern, I'd knit it for you! Although, I'm kind of a slow sock knitter. I think they're very cute!

Bereni (BEAR-wren-knee) said...

Oh, thank you, Nichole! You're awesome!

Laura Neal said...

The socks turned out beautiful! I looked at the yarn thinking....that is my yarn? I love how well the dye took on that yarn. It always surprises me when people tell me how much they love my yarns. Thank you for the lovely comments on my spinning, I haven't been spinning long with my wheel. I am used to spinning with a spindle and total time I have been able to spin on the spindle...6 months.
I would have been screeching like a crazy woman with that nasty skink in the house...a certain DH would have to deal with it!
The shawl is just drop dead gorgeous!
My hubby gave me my spinning wheel for my birthday! I got it about 3 weeks ago, he gave it to me a week early.
Glad to see you back to posting.

Amy said...

Berni,
I would knit those socks. I love them and as you know I have lots of sock yarn awaitin' and I've never cabled before so I should try it.

As for the skink, of course I was used to cute lizards in Okinawa perched on my ceiling in our room in the off-base house and was taught by Dad that they were good to have around because they ate bugs. If he was wounded though, I don't think I would've been happy. Anyway, I think PH was pretty cool - catchin' him and bringin' him in to show meemaw.