<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d10582443\x26blogName\x3dPink+Lemon+Twist\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://pinklemontwist.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://pinklemontwist.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d-8358867803839361769', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


I've started my Sockapaloooza Socks! As you can see, I have changed my plan a bit from the original idea of Fair Isle cuffs with a cabled sock. Why? Well, there are a couple of reasons. Number One is because I would have had to knit a test sock to figure out the gauge differences before I knit the sock for my Sockapaloooza Pal, and I didn't think I had it in me to knit two pairs of such a complex sock design by the deadline - May 1. Number Two is because of the weather: Fair Isle and Cables seem more Fall and Winter to me. I'm personally tired of cold weather and ready for some warmer Spring temps and knitting heavier socks just seems kind of counterproductive. (Not that my knitting is what changes the seasons, but you know what I mean.) So, I got out the graph paper, and using Vine Lace as the center pattern, designed some other lace patterns that look vaguely floral and voila! Sock design! I'm knitting it in the Knit Picks Color Your Own Fingering Weight, dyed with Easter Egg dye tablets (can you get more Springy?) I'm really happy with the way these are looking and I hope that my Sock Pal loves them!

By the way, I got my new combs yesterday, so I'll be learning to comb later today! Tomorrow will either have pictures of what I've combed, or pictures of my Band Aids!


Blogger CareBear said...

Beautiful socks, as always!

Combing is SO much fun, but here's a tip: Your hand is NOT part of the wool! Being right handed, I would hold the comb in my left hand still, and use the right comb to do most of the work. However half of the time, I'd end up not paying attention like I should have been and I'd comb part of my left hand as I'd brush the wool. I walked around with scraps for weeks! Ha!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

The beginning of you sock is beautiful, and of course everyone wants to know, you're pattern? And if not, where do I get it? lol!

Enjoy your handcombs! You will be so happy that you have them!

4:40 PM  
Blogger RheLynn said...

Beautiful and delicate pattern!

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Ina said...

Love that Easter egg color and pretty lace! Beauteous on its own and such a contrast to the hat and scarf in the previous post. Surely spring has sprung!

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Caren said...

Love the sock pattern! Can't wait until you post it. :-)

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Agen Bola said...

Great post! I?m just starting out in community management/marketing media and trying to learn how to do it well - resources like this article are incredibly helpful. As our company is based in the US, it?s all a bit new to us. The example above is something that I worry about as well, how to show your own genuine enthusiasm and share the fact that your product is useful in that case. Agen Sbobet Agen Ibcbet

4:06 AM  
Anonymous Back Surgery said...

You got numerous positive points there. I made a search on the issue and found nearly all peoples will agree with your blog. Medical Nurse Health Tips

1:27 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home