August 19, 2007

A much needed break

I gave N and W the 7 pr of socks I finished for them. They yanked off their shoes and socks and put on the new socks asap. The verdict? "These are the fastest running socks. Watch!" They both ran back and forth across the living room and it was apparent for all to see that yes those were much faster running socks than all the other pairs I've made for them.

As I casted on pair #8 for my grandsons I decided that I needed a break from making 12 pair of identical socks. So I decided to work on one other project.


I selected a 5 hr baby sweater just for fun. I don't know anyone having a baby but I felt soooo much better after making this. I figured out how to make a hat to match too. D1 saw it and now wants one for little Missy A. I think 2 or 3 more repeats in the yoke, longer arms and a longer body should do the trick. The yarn is Hockey Pokey in a pretty cool lime color. Not a traditional baby color but I love it. Missy A's will be out of the same yarn and I expect that the hat will be off her head more than on. She's not a big hat wearer.

And then somehow this yarn ended up on a set of empty needles Saturday morning. I'm not a fan of pastels but I do like these socks. These will be all mine when I'm done.
Then last night I started this jumper for little Missy A. So far I've gotten rid of the pattern of random purls thrown in on the main part of the jumper (they looked stupid in my opinion) and changed the cables from baby cables in ribbing to 2X2 more meaty cables. The cottonease is very soft to work with although I am having a little trouble with splitty stitches. Not sure if it's the yarn, the knit pick options needles with their pointy ends, or me. Probably a combination of all 3. I'll pick up some cottonease in a couple other colors and embroider some flowers and leaves after I'm done just to make it look more girlie.

11 comments:

Lynn said...

Love it all! I really like those socks for you, they remind me of the Regia that I have pulled out to make up for me. LMK how that cottonease goes. Lionbrand discontinued it, but got enough feedback that they brought it back, so it's got to be pretty decent.

Dee said...

Awesome socks! I love the pastel color and the pattern of the leg looks great in those colors.

sophanne said...

I definitely need some kiddos to knit socks for so that I can find out if mine are faster too!

I agree with dee about the pattern and the color of the pastels!

Trish said...

Nothing says we love like kiddos who say your socks are the fastest running socks. :~)
Sounds like you have plenty of projects to keep you busy.

ruth said...

The baby sweater looks wonderful! I think the lime green is perfect, much brighter than the pastels usually used. Your new socks look great too, and I love the fact that you knit socks that make people run faster :)

gypsyknits said...

Your needles must be speed needles. I want a pair........ha-ha

monica said...

Speed knitting makes speedy socks. Love the 5 hour baby sweater. And I like the socks you are knitting for yourself, I think it is your turn for another pair.

Karen said...

Hmm, I'll have to get that pattern from you for the super fast running socks. I'm sure Alexis would like a pair too. :)
I love the yarn you are using for your pair. Pretty! And the sweater set is adorable.

Wool Winder said...

I love the story of the "fastest running socks". We used to think that about our new sneakers, especially if they were Keds.

Beautiful sweater set! It's really nice to get a baby gift that's not pink or blue.

Deborah said...

5 hour sweater?? heard of it but was reluctant to try it out. Your's look great, and with that hat, ok I'll give it a try. It is always good to have a baby gift on hand.

Rachel said...

I really like the socks. I've never heard of that yarn before, but I really like the colors. Happy knitting!