Friday, November 23, 2007

Better than yarn!

Thank you all for your concern about my headache. I'm fine now. Yesterday was a snow day. It was nice for me, but I didn't have to go anywhere as many others did. This is the door prize I won last Saturday at Serenity Knits Christmas Open House. I'm very happy about it, because I would not have bought it myself, since I'd rather buy yarn. Thanks again, Ladies! :o)

I've finished my Sockamania Club Kal November Ripples socks. I made some modifications to suit my fancy. I used Trekking XXL # 145. I've worn them and washed them, and I love this yarn.


Since the stitch pattern is not apparent in the picture above, I took some action photos, and hope you can see the lovely pattern better.

Only three more knitted Christmas presents to knit. Woohoo! I started on my boggled Navajo plied yarn last night. It's going to be a hat. I knew that it would be close and of course I ran out of yarn 3/4 through. At first I tried using some samples, spun with my spindle, but they didn't do at all. So now I'm thinking of spinning up some more, something which will match. Don't have the same stuff anymore. But it will have to wait, because yesterday morning I started spinning some super sproingy, and soft merino fiber. It's a whole new experience, so different to the fiber I spun last. Anywho, wish you all a wonderful weekend. Got to go, lots to do!

16 comments:

Marianne said...

Gorgeous socks!
Drats about running out of yarn on the hat though!
Have a great weekend!

Angelika said...

Love the socks. They look nice and toasty in that color. Glad you are feeling better. Now if we wouldn't have to catch up on that darn house work again.... I'm sure there is some knitting time left in there somewhere.

Heike said...

Hallo Monika,
prima, dass es Dir wieder gut geht. Bei so tollen Socken kann es einem ja nur gut gehen. Sehr schönes Muster und die Wolle ist sowieso gut!
Unsere Haustiere sind klasse - ich habe viel Spaß mit Wilma und über Sammy mit seiner Schneeschüppe kann ich mich immer wieder amüsieren.

Liebe Grüße von Heike

shannon said...

love love LOVE the socks! The color is gorgeous and the striping is just divine.

Man, I need to learn how to knit socks...

Yarn Devil said...

Love the socks! Nice pattern! Congrats on the win! I bet you'll find something you'll like to make in there...
TTYL

Kris said...

Nice socks, I can see the pattern much better in the action shots :).

I also enjoyed seeing the pictures of Sam finding the shovel.

Debi said...

I got the calendar for my BD - like you I wouldn't have bought it but I love having it! I can't wait to explore each day!

LOVE the socks but you know how I feel about orange
:)

hakucho said...

Your finished socks are beautiful :) Lucky you winning such a wonderful door prize!

happy knitting :)

pat said...

Cool calendar!
and very bright beautiful socks!! (I agree with you on the wonderfulness of Trekking!)

Elemmaciltur said...

Die Socken sehen ja richtig kuschelig weich aus!

Hege said...

Beautiful socks - love the pattern!

Have a great weekend :)

eyeleen said...

Nice prize. Love the socks!

Violiknit said...

I love those socks! The stitch pattern looks great, and the color is nice and cheerful! Congrats on your door prize :)

Windyridge said...

I love your blog. It's great the way the dogs model some of your stuff! Your Navajo plying came out fine. It's hard the first few times. You'll get the hang of it.

marti said...

beautiful socks, i love the softness of the colors!

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

What a great prize! I love the Trekking XXL - I keep looking for it in my LYS but no one ever carries it. I guess an on-line splurge is in order!