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Sock Design — Phase 1 Complete! 6/24/11

Yea!!!  Finally I have the INITIAL pattern finished!

Now I need a NAME for these socks!


I was going to name them ‘Blue Day Socks’ — would it still be a fitting name if made in a different color?  Probably not.  Any suggestions?
I wanted to share the news, I’m just ecstatic!  I spent 3 days experimenting with cast off edges— ugg!  I am happy the way it came out!
Sorry if the pictures are a little funny, I really need Sock Blockers.

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Next phase, I must cast on, and test out the pattern myself, and put the final touches on the written pattern.

The Pattern will be for sale on Ravelry.  I’ll post an announcement here for all of you knitters. 🙂

A knitting I shall go!   🙂

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Floaty Finished!

Happy St.Patrick’s Day!

I finished it last night!

It took just over a month to complete.  I’ll admit, there were a handful of days I didn’t work on it.  I hate P.O.T.S. days! But I’m so glad it’s done now!  The pattern can be found on Knitty:Flit n Float

The yarn I used is from NH Knitting Mama Farmington Line, color is Philosophy.  it is 100% Superwash Merino.  What is superwash you ask?  It is wool that is treated so it can go in the Washing Machine.  OMG, it came out sooooo soft after I washed it!  I thought it was soft to begin with…wow.

If you clicked the link for the pattern above, and the one for NH Knitting Mama and searched for the yarn I used, you probably noticed that I used a fingering weight instead of a lace weight.  It still came out beautiful!

It’s blocked and dry now.
Scarf blocked and drying
It was the first time I used my Lace Blocking Wires and Blocking Mats from Knit Picks.  (Both were X-Mas presents – Thanks Mimi & honey)  Granted, it took a while to run the wire through the edges of the scarf, but sooooo worth it!  It would have took FOREVER to pin and measure TRYING to get a straight line!

I actually had to re-pin, and steam block the ruffles.

But now it is Finished!
finished scarf