Monday, February 06, 2006
First Socks of the New Year
I got these finished in January, but didn't get a picture taken until just now. This was my first attempt at making identical socks. Usually I just pick up the yarn and start knitting, with no regards to where I am in the colorway. They didn't turn out exactly right, but I'm pleased with them! These were made with Fortissima Colori Socka yarn, on size 1 Brittany needles. I picked up this yarn at Urban Girl, where the lovely and talented Katie from Sage Junction Yarns stocks some yarn and needles. Sage Junction is about 20 miles from here, so it is much easier to just drop by Urban Girl. However, that didn't stop mom and I from taking a little mini-road-trip out to Sage Junction this weekend! We picked up some coffee and went out there with the boys. I got a ball of Opal and two balls of Socka.
I now have one ball of Sockotta (#2 in the picture) on the needles right now, 2 balls of Opal (Elements #1076 and Lollipop #1012) , 2 balls of Socka #9074, and 6 balls of Magic Stripes all waiting to be made into socks. I'm also working on a gift for someone, but it's SECRET, so I'm not going to disclose any more!