Friday, August 1, 2008

What's Up?

I started a new sock.

Pattern: Francie
Yarn: Comfort Sock, grey
Needles: US 2 dpns

It's a good thing I started it. I didn't have any socks to knit otherwise. Honest. I didn't already have six separate and stylishly stubborn single-sock-syndrome samples suffering shamefully in several stages of startitis. See?

1. Pattern: Hedera; Yarn: Panda Silk; Needles: US 1, two circulars

2. Pattern: Show Off Stranded Socks (pdf); Yarn: Socks That Rock, Red Rock Canyon; Needles: US 2 dpns

3. Pattern: Twisted Flower; Yarn: Claudia's Hand Painted, Limeade; Needles: US 2 dpns

4. Pattern: Mini Pretzel Twists; Yarn: Twisted Fiber Art, Arial; Needles: US 2 magic loop

5: Pattern: Handsome Devil; Yarn: Cascade Fixation; Needles: US 3 dpns

6: Pattern: Brigit; Yarn: Comfort Sock, red; Needles: US 2 dpns

Phew. I'd hate to be without a sock on the needles. Welcome, Francie sock.


Yeah. So, I also added buttons to my February baby sweater and made one bootie.

I feel so honored! This sweater set is for my not-yet-born niece who is due in October, and my sister-in-law has already asked if she could use this sweater as the baby's coming-home outfit! I completely love that idea and am so happy to oblige. Better get that other bootie done.

And lastly, meet Parker:

Pattern: Baby Penguin from Amigurumi World
Yarn: Cotton Rich in black and yellow, mercerized cotton in light blue, and some leftover angora in white for the belly spot.
Hook: 3.5mm

I heart you, Parker Penguin.


Chris Salley said...

sock whore. Love the other projects. Counting down to brooke and kim day!

bean said...

The green sock is so cute! But not as cute as Hallie's sweater and bootie! Hurry up! I want to shop for pants and a hat!!!!!!! It's all about me!!!!

Barbara said...

Awwww! Parker is so cute! I heart him, too! Thanks for finally letting us see him.

MollyBeees said...

Gorgeous socks! I have the perfect solution to your one sock syndrome. You could send them to a fellow blogger who hasn't seen her left foot in MONTHS due to a certain cast for Achilles Tendon surgery. The ONLY good news is that I can wear my single socks!:-)
Parker is adorable!

~RaenWa~ said...

I can't wait to be able to make socks so I can have oneies all around lol..That sweater & bootie set is so cute she will be the envy of all babies. Parker came out cute great job

tricotchick said...

Love the sweater and booties! And I'm so glad you have so many UF socks. Makes me feel better about all the UFOs I have too!!

Kimmie said...

Love the sweater. The alliteration was a little much :)

Leone said...

I heart Parker too. And also, I love the Hedera sock pattern. It was my first knit and it totally spoiled me on socks! Every other sock since then has not been as nice as Hedera. Unless there was a Parker sock. That would rock.