Nov 2, 2006

Everyone Else Is Doing It

fetching

It really does seem that way, doesn’t it? I’ve been watching the Lonesome Skein KAL and Fetching, a great pattern from Knitty has probably accounted for the use of more lonesome skeins than any other. There’s a good reason for that – it’s a darn good pattern. I completed these over the past weekend with no trouble and I’m quite sure that there are quite a few more pairs ahead of me this holiday season. For the record, this yarn (which I displayed recently) was very nice in the scarf for which it was originally purchased but it’s not my favorite for this pattern. The other pairs that I’ve seen have a crisp, well defined quality that these lack. Stitch definition aside, they are still nice and warm and I'm sure that someone will be happy to receive them as a gift.

gift socksHow do you like these socks? My sister sent them to me recently and they are so cute. If you can’t wear hand knits then these will do quite nicely.

Speaking of knitting socks, and you know I’ll be talking about socks for quite a while, I’m thrilled with the response to Sock Madness so far. I’ve heard from a bunch of folks eager to play, a bunch who are willing to design. there have been offers of loot and buttons too. I appreciate the plugs from Kristi and Wendy and Melissa too because without them I suspect that Sock Madness would still be my little secret. Thanks to one and all!

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BTW, Yosemite asked: I would like to clarify. Each participant will have to design 7 sock patterns?
There are really 2 different types of participants in Sock Madness. There will be participants who design for the competition and each of them will only be designing one pattern. There will also be participants who sign up to play and, depending on how quick they are, they may knit up to 7 patterns during the course of the competition. I hope that makes it clearer but, if not then please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by.

6 comments:

cursingmama said...

Those are wonderful! I've got some stash set aside for Fetching, but thought I'd get through the sock first. Since the sock is going to time-out again (you'd think it would learn) I think I'll move these up the list.

margene said...

How wonderful the response is so good. It's going to be a fun KAL.

Melissa said...

They look great! Love the socks. :)

The Purloined Letter said...

Your mitts are quite fetching! Gosh--your yarn looks rustic and your hands and nails so refined! On mine it is the opposite--refined yarn and well, rustic-looking nails....

Krista said...

I bought some yarn for Fetching, but still have not started them. I don't know how to do cable cast on!

Anonymous said...

Do you think that a few rows of ribbing down by the fingers would prevent the rolling? Be a nice finish? Snug them to the hand? Save the world? Feed hungry children?