Monday, March 10, 2008

Good for the Sole

A rescheduled trip to Magpie Yarn in Lexington had to be recancelled due to the 12 to 85 inches of snow dumped all over Ohio on Friday and Saturday. When I really thought about it, it wasn't so much the lack of yarn-buying that I was disappointed about, but the lack of hanging-out-with-friends time. I spent a small amount of time feeling sorry for myself, and then decided to make something of my forced weekend inside.


I finished my Monkey socks. Cherry Tree Hill Supersock, "brights" colorway (an extreme understatement), US2 dpns. Really honestly, this is a fun, easily-memorized pattern. It only took me forever to finish the pair because it is not in my nature to finish pairs of socks. I must search the depths of my sole in order to complete a pair. Really honestly.

I also made one sheep bootie. (From 50 Baby Bootees to Knit.) I found the pieces very quick to knit, and the construction of the top of the bootee is intriguing. However, I absolutely despised knitting the sole of the bootee to the top. I did it about three different times and I'm still not completely sold. Oh well, it's done. The yarn is Knit One Crochet Too Cotonade, bought at Mass Ave a few weekends ago. Needles were double points, size 7s and size 3s. And, is it me, or does this look more like a Snoopy bootee than a sheep bootie?

I also finished the first UK bootee (from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies*). There is nothing totally faboo about this bootee beyond the fact that it is finished. I will have to do a little sole-searching, but hopefully I'll be able to finish its mate by this weekend. Butterfly Mercerized Cotton (blue), Tahki Cotton Classic (white), US size 5 dpns.

*For unlimited mild amusement, tell your friends it's the Cherished Knits for Simple Babies book. Teehee!


MollyBeees said...

Love, Love, LOVE the Monkey Socks. That pattern is next for my never ending supply of sock yarn!

kaykatrn said...

So, why not stick with making one sock, and wear it with another "one"? You couldn't wear them so that they would be seen by any non-knitters, but you would have a lot of soul left to put into more important things. Makes sense to me, anyhow. Or am I just silly?

~RaenWa~ said...

I love the color of those socks great pattern too hope the snow starts melting soon

Karen said...

If you get stuck in the snow feet up in those socks you will be easily found. Love the booties.

Brenda said...

I agree with Kaykatrn. Just knit one of each sock and match them together at you see fit. I think it's a perfect plan.

KelInCal said...

Love the socks, and yay! you, for finishing a whole pair!

It does look like Snoopy. It's the shape, I guess.