Friday, October 05, 2007

Stripey Goodness

Sure I started these in May. But I'm counting them for Socktoberfest!

Yikes Stripes- On Blockers

Yarn: Vesper Sock Yarn from Knitterly Things in Astro
Needles: Addi Turbo Lace in US 1, 2.5 mm
Pattern: Universal Toe Up from Knitty.com
Date Started: 5/12/07
Date Finished: 10/4/07- What? It doesn't take you 5 months to knit a plain sock????
This was my first attempt at magic loop. I like it. I'm not a complete convert but I did like it.

Here's more pics...

Yikes Stripes- Matched up

Yikes Stripes- Short Rows

I love the Vesper Sock yarn. I know it sells out super quick. But it's totally worth it if you can get your hands on some. She's great at the self striping. I gave them a dunk in some Eucalan and there was no color run off at all.

I got another package today. (I wasn't sure the post office would deliver on my Sunday! HAHA!) I ordered from Yarn4Socks earlier this week because they had some awesome artists of the month.

Phoenix Fiberworks Fetish- Briar Rose

Phoenix Fiberworks Fetish in Briar Rose. I think this will make a great baby sweater or hat. It's squishy and soft and fabulous.

Whorled Peace- Melba

Whorled Peace in Melba- I love how the orange mixes with the raspberry. I just want to lick it!

I realize that I'm not supposed to be buying yarn. I have no excuse. And I'll try to do better in the future. (But not the near future because there are more boxes on the way.)

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13 Comments:

Blogger IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Definately count them for Socktoberfest! They are fabulous! Look how those stripes match up!

And since its Socktoberfest... maybe its okay to buy a little yarn? It is a celebration, isn't it?!

11:25 PM  
Blogger Lovs2Knit said...

I know how you feel....yarn keeps jumping into my cart. Thanks to Ravelry I now have a bunch of Cascade 220 coming in.

11:41 PM  
Blogger Nea said...

I can hardly believe how closely those socks match, hmm I may have to try this Vesper sock yarn.

12:34 AM  
Blogger peaknits said...

The socks are fabulous! You may have inspired me to try the ML - fun to shake it up once in awhile! Your yarn is also fabulous! I am trying to diet - well, sorta - but if I see some Madelinetosh, all bets are off.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Those look great, I love me nice self-striping yarn. Did you dunk the yarn in Eucalan before knitting, or after the socks were knit to help with the dye running?

6:49 AM  
Blogger Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Your Vesper Astros came out awesome! Of course they count for Soctoberfest. How did you like knitting with it?

And that Phoenix Fiberworks Briar Rose is gorgeous. I had been debating getting this color.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

I love the stripy socks!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Those socks are so cute - I am amazed at how you got the, to synch up so well.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Your socks look great, and so do your skeins of yarn you received. I bet they will knit into awesome socks!

3:30 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Great job on the socks! You matched those stripes up PERFECTLY!

2:10 PM  
Blogger chemgrrl said...

Pretty sockies! Did you match the stripes on purpose, or did it just work out that way?

10:33 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

These are my favorite striped socks! I love the colors.

5:51 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

That yarn does look yummy!
Trying hard to resistthe urge to go look at some more...

5:36 PM  

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