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Socking it Up

Our wish for the weekend was for winter like weather and new snow in the mountains.  The snow arrived in the mountains (YAY!), but only warm rain came to the valley, but at least we had some precipitation.  The sky was the perfect combination of colors for February PS; blue, gray and white (see photo on the side bar). Knitting as much (and as fast) as I could, made for a very happy weekend. And finishing a pretty pair of socks added to my delight.

This pair of socks is one of the happiest socks I have ever knit.  The colorway, Freesia, brings thoughts of spring time flowers with the sun on their faces.  If feet can’t be bare this time of year then they should be covered with hand knit socks in glorious colors, eh?  This pair of socks makes me feel young and able to dance as TeresaC daughters do when she knits them socks!  It’s a wonderful feeling to make feet happy and my feet are very happy.

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Pattern: My own basic sock pattern in Rib Lace stitch from Sensational Socks 
Yarn: Claudia’s Hand Paint in Freesia from the Loopy Ewe
Needles: Bamboo DPNs size 1
Time to Knit: 1-22-07 - 2-10-07
Perfect for my last entry in  Maryse’s show your socks contest.

Mysterysockbysusansogetstarted Progress was made on Susan’s mystery sock and this picture was taken just before I started the heel.  I'm ready for her next installment and should finish when she does later this week.  You can see my debut as the 'Kitchener Maven' later this week.  I did lengthen the leg and added 5 st. to make my leg 45 st. around.  I just didn't want to waste Jessie’s fabulous yarn for 'too short' socks and I like my socks to fit my very long legs. 

Margenerovingfromerinmamae If you liked the "Margene" roving, but you don't spin (yet), it's your lucky day! Erin has dyed the same colorway in yarn, sock yarn! It will be sold at Chrissy's shop Gardiner Yarn Works, AND she's designing a sock pattern, too!  Watch for it later this week.  (You can also find a  free sock pattern of Chrissy's at  Interweave Knits and it's very cool!)

Catherinehepberncardiganinlacestyle There are plans cooking up for many more socks, too.  This weekend I picked up two new books at the LYSs. Favorite Socks has many of the pattens I've loved in past IK magazines but never knit. It's great to have them in one book, plus six new patterns.  Lace Style  has many great patterns for jackets, camisoles, socks and the like and the one that really caught my eye was the Katherine Hepburn Cardigan.

Grrl, I say to myself, you've just got to knit faster!


I love the new socks, Margene!

Awesome socks! So spring like.

Ooh - Happy Socks! Those look like they'll put a skip in your step and a smile on your face.

Very happy socks! A worthy entry against the Muggles.

Very sunny socks M!! Beautiful!

Whee! Sock dancing! Those socks are so great, you should be dancing every time you wear them.

Oh my! I do like the KH cardi.

Oh! The Freesia socks are beautiful! Your feet look ready to dance into Spring, my friend.

It's Monday morning already---thank goodness for the knitting time to look forward to!

We got snow at our house. (implied neener neenering)

Looking at your new socks, I feel like spring must be around the corner! (Ignoring the forecast for 11" tonight...)

Those socks ARE such happy socks, and the colorway looks just like freesias. Sweet!

And yeah....YOU have to knit faster, I have to knit faster....we ALL have to knit faster! :)

Those Freesia socks are so darling!

Thanks for the alert on the new IK books. I've been waiting for their release.

Happy spring socks for the middle of winter!! I'm on a sock binge too.

There are some goodies coming out this late winter/spring. Better save up :) Love the new socks - happy feet indeed. Lovely PS picture too ;)

Perfect cheery bright colors for the gray day we had yesterday.

Oof - ANOTHER good-looking lace book. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's pattern books?

Beautiful socks! Aren't socks awesome? I know you know they are. heh Such a satisfying little thing to knit. And such an intimate little secret. Hand knit socks is almost as great as special lingerie to me (I obviously don't have enough hand knit socks heh).

I just saw "Favorite Socks" over the weekend at my LYS - just gotta figure out how to make my husband realize that it'll be an awesome Valentine gift! :)

The colors in your Freesia socks are so cheerful. They could make anyone feel loke dancing.

I can't help but "think Spring" when I see those socks. How cheery!

Lovely socks!

I too am so excited for many of patterns out there. If you find a way to knit faster, let us know!

love the socks and the dancing feet!

Oh, Margene, how pretty! I'm just fascinated by the way that the striping on the leg (particularly your right leg) is so wide while it's so narrow on the foot when usually the foot and leg have about the same number of stitches. I love the rainbow effect that it makes over your ankle! I'd have to call those the Over the Rainbow socks.

Love those socks. Such a happy color. And cute cardi...have a yarn in mind?

Happy socks, indeed!

I love the bright springtime colored socks!

I love how something simple, like cheery socks, can make your world a nicer place!

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