Friday, June 13, 2008

Next pair?

The designer Suzi is always helpful and friendly on and off the socknitter list, so I am glad to see her pattern published on Knitty.

Anyway, even though this is a really pretty complicated looking lace pattern, it doesn't look too difficult for me, so I think I might give it a try when I'm ready to CO a new pair.

The BMW socks

The DH has a Bimmer and a Beemer, and if you don't know the difference, well I just don't know what to say. lol Actually my brother, who has had several of each, had to straighten me out on which is which. Bimmer is the car, Beemer is the bike. (like us non BMW types really care..... :P)

Anyway, BMW colors are blue and black, so when he saw this Magic Stripes yarn, he immediately claimed it for his own to "match the BMWs." Well the bike is a black 1982 R65 and the car is a blue green 1998 Z3, so the yarn actually really does match both. If you look closely at the car pic, you'll see the bike's handlebars in the b/g.

Big whoop, eh?

If we continue that line of thinking, those gray stripe Austermann socks must only be worn when I drive my silver car. :P

mitts (repost from March)

Edited to ensure neutrality......A friend at church requested some fingerless mitts/hobo gloves, so here is the result. Regia stretch, one ball is enough for a pair, and you can see I had some left over. I used size 1.5's, CO 44, 2x2 rib for 3", 5 rounds st st, then usual mitt pattern. I have some more Regia stretch in blues that I think I'll use for myself. She has small hands, so I'd CO 48 for myself.

Saturday, June 07, 2008


More frakkin sox.........

Cuffed ones for meeeeeee, cow sox for the DH. The cuffed ones were done in my toe up class, and I don't think I really enjoyed that particular technique. They are so long because I just kept knitting the cuffs/legs until I ran out of yarn. "Cow" socks because they look sort of like cows......I have some of that yarn left over, so I think I'll make a cup holder/koozie thingy for my cow lovin' friend Monica!