Friday, August 15, 2008

Dutch Skies Socks

Reading a book a day for over a week now, is hazardess to my health! My bloodpressure is up, the last couple of days I woke up with a headache, and felt dizzy. I've got three more books to go, and than I'll be glad when my guys will be back from vacation, and everyday life will resume.

A while back I had a private swap with dear Hannah, where I've got this sock yarn called " Hollandse Luchten" - "Dutch Skies". It's been a while since I finished them, but here they are now:

Totally made for myself!

My creation


yarn: Storm in Wolhalla, color "Hollandse Luchten", 75% wool, 25% nylon, 100g/460yds - wonderful yarn to work with

needles: 2.25m DP

size: 10.25"

pattern: stitch pattern from a Japanese stitch pattern book, "Knitting Pattern Book 300" page 17 # 40

start-finish: July 1 - July 4

Hannah got some fiber to spin from me, unfortunately it was not much, but look what she did with it. Not only did she a fine job spinning it into gorgeous yarn, but she used all of it to make this cute Carolus.

Thanks for the gorgeous yarn, Hannah. I loved knitting with both skeins, and I've already worn this pair.

I'm off to see the doctor in a bit. Wish you all a wonderful weekend!


Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I never knew reading could be hazardous to health!

Lovingggggg the socks. The stitch pattern you chose really shows off the yarn to the best advantage!

lexa said...

Great socks! Lovely color. :)

hakucho said...

What a great name for your socks!! Love love the stitch pattern...and the color blue is so awesome :)

Kelley said...

Those socks are gorgeous. They look just like skies, and the stitch pattern is beautiful. Great job!

Cloudberry said...

Beautiful socks!

She Knits Socks said...

What a wonderful pair of socks! Color and pattern are perfect for each other.

Teresa said...

Wow! I think blue is becoming a favorite color for me! These are gorgeous, I love the stitch pattern.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy you like the yarn and that you made such beautiful socks of it!

Debi said...

Just stunning Monkia!
Gonna share that dee-licious pattern with your adoring fans? :::bats eyelashes innocently:::


Line said...

I visit Hannah blog and like it very much. I love what you did with the dutch skies yarn. Will you wear them in your klompen?

Anonymous said...

I was so curious you made of the yarn Hannah send you. These are stunning; definitly Dutch Skies! I love the pattern, beautiful.

Ann said...

Gorgeous socks - love the pattern & the colors. Hope you are better now!

Kris B said...

Your Dutch skies socks are awesome. Very pretty yarn and a nice pattern to show them off.

I really like what Hannah did with the fiber you sent her.

I hope the Dr. visit went well.

La Cabeza Grande said...

What beautiful socks, Monika! I do hope you are feeling better.