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October 30, 2006

Finished: Elfine's Socks

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The Specs:

Pattern: Elfine’s Socks, by Anna Bell, pdf here.
Yarn: Socks that Rock (light weight).
Skeins: One 4.5 oz skein in Star Sapphire…just recently removed from their website, unfortunately. It’s a bit uncanny how they remove colors as soon as I use them. Though Cara says that you can call Blue Moon up and request colors, even if they aren’t currently on their site.
Needles: Size 1 bamboo dpns.
Start to Finish: October 8 to October 29.


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Notes:
A lovely easy lace sock pattern. Lots and lots of cute little leaves!

The only part in the pattern that I found to be less than clear was the bit about the heel increases on the shortrow heel...normally I stick around to figure these things out, but I was in the middle of watching a movie. So I just ripped it out and subbed in a Priscilla Gibson-Roberts shortrow heel (my first love when it comes to heels). Other than that, I followed the pattern!

Final Verdict: STR + easily memorizable pattern = happy Elli


p.s. due to an unfortunate confluence of events (work deadlines/evening classes/contracting a lovely case of the Upper Respiratory Ick), I am even more behind on returning e-mails/responding to comments/commenting on your blogs than normal. If you haven’t heard from me lately…I’m working on it. Thanks, as ever, to all of you who take the time to read, comment, encourage, and otherwise make me feel all warm and fuzzy about belonging to the knitblogging community! -E

October 20, 2006

Ready for Bindoff

Hey look...the sun came out!

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One Elfine (almost) down, one to go.

Have a lovely weekend!

October 17, 2006

It's dark.

Ok, I spent the entire sunny weekend not taking pictures of the current projects. I just kept putting it off. So now it's depressing and rainy and dark, dark, dark. Blech. Oh well, I've got a few saved up...

Recent stash acquisitions:
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Socks that Rock in Lemongrass and Star Sapphire. Since the pic, I've knitted almost an entire Elfine's sock (link to pdf here) out of the Star Sapphire. (But do I have a picture? No! You'll just have to use your imagination. But it's stunning. Trust me.)


I also finished a secret project over the weekend, but I'm not going to post about it until my family gets the e-mail I just sent out re: Christmas knitting, reading blog at own risk, blah, blah. Last year it wasn't really much of an issue since the knitted gifts were mainly for people who didn't know about the blog yet, but this year it's a different story. I just can't tiptoe around for 1/4 of the year not showing you guys what I'm working on. That would be silly.


In the mean time, here are more vintage needles to soothe your poor wip-/fo-shot deprived souls:

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