Monday, November 26, 2007

Mystery November Socks - Done!

I'm afraid ravelry is taking over, step by step. I don't want to, but I'm spending more and more time there. I've joined 3 groups so far, only 2 actively. I still find out new things every time I'm there. I now found the button where you can see your friends activities. That's real nice, so you know at once, what new things they added. I do have trouble with the "show me your FO" page. There's some error on it, and I have to wait for ages for it to load, and in addition I have to click a pop up window every time to see the next page (something about the script used on the page makes it so slow) so I don't go there anymore. But I liked that page! I've also opened the message box, now I have to go there and see if I've got mail there as well. Don't want to be rude, and not answer. :o)

After finishing a secret project (oh well, you can see it on ravelry already), I finished the Mystery November socks. Here 's one: don't you just love the heel?

I don't think I have ever knit as long on a pair of socks as this one. But that's the nature of being a mystery sock, dished out in weekly clues. I LOVE them! Not only the colores of the yarn, but also the unusual cuff, and heel, the lovely stitch pattern on the leg, as well as the twisted stitches for the foot. It was not hard at all to pick up stitches around the heel, as you can see it looks quite neat. At first I had trouble with the yarn, because it split easily. Once I got used to it, it went quite well. This is 100% wool yarn, not superwash, so they will be washed lovingly by hand. I did not block them this time, because I want to wear them right away. You want more specifics?

pattern: Mona Schmidt Knitstricken
yarn: Jojoland Melody color # y23, 2 balls with about 9g left over each
needles: cuff 2.25mm (will use 2.5mm the next time instead), rest of the socks 2.5mm 5 DP's
size: womens 10 1/4
start-finish: November 2 - November 23

I started two other secret projects, and I cast on for mittens with my handspun Goblin Eyes. I'm not quite sure about them yet. And I've spun up this lovely roving. It's from FatCatKnits (etsy), I've bought several colorways a long time ago. I had to have some nice colores in my hand right now, and it was such a lovely surprise after spinning 100% wool, and wool/mohair blend. It's 100% combed merino. Wonderful! That's all I can say about it. I'll be plying it tonight. I'm so excited, can't wait to see how it turned out.



I think I'm getting quite good in handling multiple WIP's! ;o)

21 comments:

Maggie said...

Do you use Firefox? I use either Safari or Firefox, and I never have trouble at Ravelry on Firefox.

Nice socks! And the merino is beautiful! Hurry up and spin it, I want to see. :)

DAWN said...

Cute, cute socks. Really warm and cozy looking. That merino roving looks so pretty. I bet it spins up like a dream.

Maria said...

Liebe Monika,
wunderschön sind Deine Socken mit dem tollen Muster geworden und die Farbe ist traumhaft.

Viele Grüße von Maria.

Marianne said...

Your mystery socks are so lovely! That's a really nice pattern.
The colours in that merino are gorgeous, I'm looking forward to seeing the yarn you spin!

Yarn Devil said...

Love the pattern of your socks! They turned out beautifully!

Dave said...

Hi Monika!

I could have used a warm pair of socks like that yesterday! :-)

Heike said...

schööön!! Die gelbe Melody-Wolle ist toll und die Socken so schön, dass ich die eigentlich auch....NEIN - ich habe doch schon soviele Wunschprojekte.
Tja - ravelry ist ein echter Zeitkiller...

Viele Grüße schickt Heike

Teresa said...

I love the colors. I love the fall golds and greens. They're beautiful! I don't know about ravelry, but I do know that I use firefox and I have to problems with it.

oh and...what are goblin eyes? I'm intrigued!

sgeddes said...

The socks turne dout very nice! I can't wauit to see that roving all spun up and plyed together. I bet it turns out great too!

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

That's interesting. I'll have to try and figure out what you mean by tracking friends projects in Ravelry. I'm a member of a beagle group and I love it. You should check and see if they have a group of fellow shephard owners! Socks fit you fabulously!

Kris said...

Wow, you did an awesome job on those socks! I really like everything about them, the color and the pattern.

I'm interested to see how the merino wool looks when you are done.

pat said...

Beautiful socks!! That Jojoland yarn is so pretty with it's gradual color changes.
I'm still working my way down the foot....

Elemmaciltur said...

Hmmmm...comfy socks...and what gorgeous roving!

And BTW, I tagged you for 8 random facts. ;-)

sharon said...

Thanks for the link for the mystery socks. I think it's okay to print it now isn't it? I figured I was too late and never bothered. Yours are gorgeous!

Emma said...

Yay for mysterious socks!

Irene said...

Ravelry is sinfully time consuming, so is your delicious knitting!

elizabeth said...

I have the same problem with the FO screen on Ravelry, both at home and work (both Windows operating systems). It stinks! I loved that page, added lots of favorites and things to my queue. Ah well. Maybe we should ask Casey about it.

eyeleen said...

Wonderful new socks! Gorgeous roving, I can't wait to see what you spin with it.

hakucho said...

Your mystery socks are fabulous!

happy spinning and knitting :)

Strickfimmel said...

Sie sind wirklich schön geworden, Deine Mystery Socken. Die Anleitung habe ich schon ausgedruckt und irgendwann werde ich sie bestimmt auch stricken. Und die Farbe sieht toll aus und passt prima zum Muster.

Violiknit said...

Wow, those socks are gorgeous!!! I love the heel! Nice Fatcat roving too :)

I also use Firefox, and don't have a problem on Ravelry.