June 3, 2009

Time flies...when you're designing

Wow, it's been over a month since I last posted. A lot has been going on around here. I was asked to design the mystery sock for the Solid Socks group on ravelry. That is going on right now. The first clue was released on Monday. There will be two more clues to the pattern. I was asked to design a sock for two other things. Those are on the needles right now and I can't really say anything more about them. My desk is covered with various socks and needles. I don't think that I've ever had this many projects going at once.

In other news, my daughter's portfolio is done. It's been evaluated and everything turned out great! Our school year is over. Woohoo! She's been drawing a lot, writing stories, and reading since she's been done. She has also been going on pretend trips with her brother.

We went on an extended weekend camping trip. That was great, except for all of the pollen. I felt like I was constantly taking something to cope with my allergies. I did get A LOT of knitting done on that camping trip. We'll be taking a few more camping trips this summer. Socks are perfect to take on those trips.

5209eI've finished a few socks that are bloggable. I finished the 52 Pair Plunge with 54 pairs of socks! There were some socks for my kids in there, but I think that most of them were adult sized. I would take a picture of all of them, but I've given away a bunch already.

These are Kai-Mei's from Cookie A's book. I knit this as part of a Sock Innovation KAL. They pick a different pattern each month. I'm not sure if I'll be able to get to this month's sock. I'm not even sure if I have any available needles. ;-) These were knit with a merino/tencel sock yarn. It's so shiny! I like them and the yarn feels like a good summer sock yarn.

Pair #49 in the 52 Pair Plunge
Pattern: Kai-Mei by Cookie A in Sock Innovation
Yarn: Ashabee's Fiber Oasis in Fire Starter (merino/tencel) 80 gms used
Needle: size 1 (2.25mm) Knit Picks Classic Circular
Start: May 1, 2009
Finish: May 2, 2009

I have two more socks that I've designed complete, but I'll save those for another post. Back to knitting...


ruthee... said...

The Kai Mei socks look awesome in the varigated yarn! I am on my way to check out the sock group on Rav!

gray la gran said...

my goodness, you are a speed knitter!