Friday, September 12, 2008

Who's Got Knitting Content?

The other day someone had mentioned to me that when they went to my blog they had wanted to see my knitting and what they got was horses. I laughed and teased because I rather liked my horse pictures. This person knows that I love them dearly and couldn't resist the teasing.

I know it's been a few since I've posted any knitting content. I really haven't had much to show since I displayed my progress on my Diamond Lace Top. I probably would have posted about some knitting sooner if my work hadn't decided that all Blogspot sites were "Malicious" and forbid me from posting or commenting. So that left me to do my posting/commenting at night after a long day and some days I just wanted to go straight to bed.

But alas, here is a knitting content post. I hope my particular someone approves and is happy now. She is in my mind as I write.

Here is the final installment of my "Summer of Socks 08" socks:

Pattern: Uptown Boot Socks (Favorite 25 Socks)

Yarn: Sugar Bunny Boulevard - Katherine; Colorway - Juicy
Needles: Knit Picks Fixed Circs Size 1.5
Started: August 14th
Finished: August 29th

This pattern was super easy and I am happy with the end result. My only word to the wise is that you go up a needle size when you knit them. I found that the cabling tends to make them a bit snugger that usual and could possibly be difficult to get them over your heel.

I love the Sugar Bunny Boulevard yarn. The coloring is wonderful and the feel of the yarn is supersoft. I've mentioned to some that the yarn feels "thinner" than most fingering yarns. I just think certain shoes will have to be avoided when wearing them. I'm afraid of rubbing holes in the heels. Anyway, I would purchase this yarn again because I do love it, but I plan on knitting a shawl with it (you get a generous yardage of 560). The super softness would feel wonderful wrapped around my shoulders!

While I didn't get to knit as many completed pairs as I had hoped for my first participation in Summer of Socks, I am happy with the six pairs I did finish.


  1. Wowy! Six pairs is impressive. I love seeing them all lined up like that. I hope the heels hold up. Sometimes the thinner yarn wears like iron. Time will tell.

    Bring on the horses! More horses!

  2. OH my gosh, sock goodness all over this blog post! I love it! :)

  3. Six pairs of socks! You did great! I love photos of sock get-togethers. :D

  4. Yay!!! I checked your blog while I was at work, and was so happy to see your feet covered in knitting. haha!! The socks are gorgeous. I feel so special, having seen a little of each one as it was in the process of being made. Very impressive!!

    Oh, I wanted to comment earlier, but the firewall at work prevented it. Malicious knitting blogs... Ha! Who should I stick with my knitting needles?

  5. Very pretty socks. I have Katherine yarn in the Pink Ribbon Kit, and up until the time I got it, I was just dying to knit it. I did 2.25 pairs for SOS.

  6. What a happy line up that is. Good work girlfriend! You will have happy feet all winter long. (That just sounded like a fortune cookie.)

  7. All the Pretty Socks (Ilike the Horses too!!!) You did good girl. I knit 1.5 pairs for SOS08. That is sooooo sad. My favs for you are the watermelon & that last pair. The Katherine ones are so pale sorbet or summer sponge cake in color. I'm getting hungry.