Sunday, April 29, 2007

Sock Madness update

So, yes, I'm officially out of the madness, but I'm still playing along. I meant to post the pictures of my Round 4 socks last week, when I finished them, but I had camera issues. Anyways, here are my completed Mad Weave socks. I did them in Lorna's Laces in Flames. I have to say that I really like these, although I have to get a better picture of the pattern. You really can't see it in these.

I've also got a picture of my first completed sock for the Round 5 pattern...Mad to Dance. I love the way this looks, but the pattern leaves a lot to be desired. Now, I have to say, that I can take a stitch or pattern & insert it into a generic sock pattern no problem, but if I'm following a pre-written pattern for a sock, I expect it to be a well written and COMPLETELY written pattern. This round 5 pattern was anything but that. I won't go into everything here, but it just felt like the designer started out with this great pattern & just got tired of writting it so last 2/3's of the pattern were just notes on how she went about working it. I'm really glad I wasn't competing in this round because that pattern would have been the death of me. Luckily I took a lot of notes so I can make the second sock without the problems. C'est la vie, I guess. They really are lovely...

I decided to do them in Vesper Self-Striping yarn in Neopolitan. It's some of the softest yarn I've ever made socks with. They definitely make me want some neopolitan ice cream, too!

Well, off to start working on sock #2.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Just one more thing

Just one more thing in a list of things going wrong right now. I wanted to post my completed Mad Weave socks for the last round of Sock Madness, but I can't find the pictures when i connect the memory card from my, no pictures until I find the socks again. =(

It also means there won't be any pictures of what I got this weekend. Sockergirl & I took advantage of the free bus rides on Sunday for Earth Day & went downtown. From there we caught a ferry to Bainbridge Island. We had some coffee then wandered over to Churchmouse Yarn & Tea. Spent a while there & I came home with some STR in Fire on the Mountain & Mudslide. I will get pictures up soon, I hope. We then hit this really great ice cream shop & had the best milkshakes. I had coconut & raspberry while Sockergirl had chocolate mint. yummy!!

I have more to talk about, but I'm being really lazy because I don't want to link to anything I'd be talking about. So, more to come soon.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Undulating Ribs...Done

I just finished & i have to say that I really like these. Now to figure out what pattern to do next.

Sock Madness "Loser" socks

So, let's be honest here...I hated the pattern for the recent round of sock madness. I just don't do cuffed ankle socks, sorry. Anyway, due to that & the fact that i have a nerve pinched that makes my thumb & index finger tingle, i decided to sit out this round and let my competitor win. I was joined by another competitor in the boycotting of the pattern. So, we decided to do our own pattern for this round. We decided on the Undulating Ribs pattern from "Favorite Socks". I'm a couple hours away from having both socks done, but here's what the first one looks like...

I have to say that I'm really liking the pattern & how it looks. I was hoping to have them done in time to wear for Easter, today. They're pastel, so they seemed perfect. oh well!

A few of us also hit a few yarn stores on Saturday. One of them was having a sale and I did a bit of damage there. I'll go over that tomorrow & post some pic's of what i got.