socks for me!

I finally finished a pair of socks for myself Sunday afternoon. They are so wonderful and I love the pattern I chose with the yarn. Specs below: (click the pictures for larger view)

03-04-07 My Socks 03-04-07 My Socks (2)

Pattern: Fancy Silk Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Handpainted 80/20 Merino/Nylon by Susie Grougan in the colorway “Tabitha’s Socks”
Needles: aluminum (probably boye or susan bates) US size 1 dpns

Modifications: I only did 3 pattern repeats on the cuff instead of the called for 6. The sock would have been very tall and uncomfortable without shaping if I hadn’t. I love these socks and may do more in a solid yarn sometime. If I do, I will probably just do the lace and ribs and leave out the extra bit in row 9 of the lace pattern! I think I would prefer them that way.

In other news: I am still working on the match to that other lonely sock. I am hoping to get most of it done by the time my first sock kit from Blue Moon Fiber Arts comes. I am waiting patiently as the other members get theirs, but I’m sure it will be here soon and then I will have to try to hold off until I finish the rib/cable sock..
I cut out the pieces for Taylor’s dress last night. I was feeling ambitious when I said it would be done by Monday. I am hoping to work on it some after dinner tonight since I bought the elastic for the sleeves today.
It has been a lovely sunshiny(?) week and I can’t wait for it to warm up a little more. The rest of the week here should be in the 60s and I want to break out my capris and flip flops!

Have a great day everyone!

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