Tuesday, March 25, 2008

goin' down slow

The first of the Hedgerow socks is done. This sock has caused me much grief; I read the pattern incorrectly (without realizing it until later) and was having a huge problem getting the heel to match the leg... I'm only about 10% finished with the second sock. It's certainly not Second Sock Syndrome from which I suffer, but I am slowly, slowly knitting this. Pattern available here; yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in "Pale Pink".

This is the first of the Snicket Socks I am working. The texture is AMAZING. Pattern, yarn, I now pronounce you a marriage made in heaven. The pattern is available here; the yarn is The Plucky Knitter BFL/Suri Alpaca in "Bobbing for Apples".

We've been outside a lot lately. Spring fever abounds. Although so has the "regular" fever. This was Gavin last week, swinging and swinging from the big ash tree in the front yard. This week, he's got a cold. The Easter Bunny brought him croup and a 103˚F fever...

(And yes, I knit the hat, but couple of years back. It's the Seaman's Cap in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. He's got several of these, but in different color schemes.
I did NOT knit the sweater.)

Oh, and in case you haven't heard: The Plucky Knitter is starting a sock club. I think I'm a sucker for clubs... If you are, too, you can sign up here.

13 comments:

peaknits said...

SO need to try that Snicket sock - gorgeous! As is the Hedgerow! The Easter bunny brought the flu to our house - I think we should just lock the door next year:) I am a sucker as well - I also leaped aboard the Plucky club - can't wait!

kim said...

Both socks look so pretty and will be beautiful for Spring! Such a cute picture on the swing in his handknits!

Jane said...

Happy Birthday Melena! Hope it's a happy day! jane

Denise said...

Pretty socks, I love the pattern on the second sock. Poor Gavin, I hope he's feeling better now. That wasn't very nice of Easter Bunny to bring him croup :-/ I'm sure he got some other nice stuff to make up for it :)

Wannabe said...

I haven't knit with my BFL/alpaca yet...but boy are you making me want to. Those are gorgeous. Do they feel soft on?

I hope Gavin feels better!

I am soooo excited for the Plucky Club too!

P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Katie said...

I love your sock, and those flowers! beautiful!

a friend to knit with said...

how great is that snicket!!!
i really wish that i would have done that pattern with my sundara yarn. damn.
gavin looks absolutely adorable in that photo! and it is a gorgeous photo.......
i am so sorry he has the croup. charlie had that once, and it was SO scary. hope he is on the mends.
HAPPY HAPPY DAY TO YOU!

wishiwerebuffy said...

According to Ravelry, it's your birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Your socks are pretty, as usual!!

Sorry you have a sick one, I am sending get well thoughts!

Sarah said...

You have a Gavin... I have a nephew Gavin - he's a hoot.

Hope your little Gavin feels better soon.

Your Snicket is super snazzy.

You were the VERY first member of plucky classics - you sooo have a t-shirt coming.

Hilary said...

You always have the greatest socks! The color of that Snicket-in-progress is diVINE.

krysten said...

oooo, i love your snicket, and i have some of the BFL/Alpaca in my stash!! *queued!*

argh! i'm so jealous of your Plucky Classics t-shirt!! i wasn't quick enough on the draw i guess...

Happy Birthday, according to Ravelry!

tiennie said...

Pretty socks! Cute little guy - hope he's feeling better!

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