Sunday, August 5, 2007

knock my socks off

I am totally impressed by these socks -- or rather the pattern. I've finished the first Charade sock and it FITS! I had my doubts, as the pattern is only written in one size, and I've made more than my fair share of socks that don't fit through the ankle.

The first time I attempted this sock, I went ahead and cast on some extra stitches; of course the sock was a slouchy, gaping mess. Frustrated, I moved to this because I knew the gauge was a bit more, um, black and white, but we all know what became of that. So since I bought the Rosie to make the Charade, back to the Charade Parade I went.

Since I'm sure that you're tiring of reading my sock saga, I'll share with you what I most recently acquired (in black) to show off my hand-knitted creations. Aren't they cute? Once I've got a whole pair of Charades to show you, I'll model both the socks and the shoes.

I'm thinking I need a "what's in the mailbox today?" sidebar now. Over the last week, I've spent too much of my dear, dear husband's money on my hobby. My purchases this week included The Pink Panther yarn from Jana of white oak studio and a yarn request for The Plucky Knitter, GoKnit! pouches and some "vintage" colored knitting needles on eBay, a back issue of Interweave Knits (that'd be Winter 2006) and a Namaste Messenger bag from a very talented Scout at Scout's Swag. SCARY! Now I'll go into purge phase of my yo-yo yarn dieting and put a moratorium on the spending... hopefully.

1 comment:

a friend to knit with said...

Oh yes, the yarn looks perfect in that pattern!!!!
Beautiful yarn..........yes....I too need to stop spending! You have some really fantastic things coming in your mailbox!!! Those dansco's are too cute!!!