Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I Gotta Pair

Hi Knitters,
I finally have a pair of completed Vesper socks. That was a long time coming. I finished a single Sweet Water Vesper stockinette sock last summer and the second sock has not even been started. The reason for this is beyond me.
This particular colorway is called Knit and Tonic, I am assuming to pay homage to the wonderful Wendy and her fantastic blog. I like this colorway enormously and I don't have any socks that are similar.
I thought to push that basketball out of the picture but as it is a permanent fixture in my living room I decided to just leave it there. This is the way my house is all of the time, a little messy and heavily lived in. If you can't beat'em, join'em!

Ah, sweet Vesper. My daughter is the foot model for these shots but the socks are now on my feet. Wool socks are still in need around here. My husband, aka the weatherman, has just informed me over breakfast that this Saturday morning we will wake to the balmy temperature of 7 below. I know you are all jealous of that.

I have a few more new and fun personal projects on the needles I hope to finish up and share over the next week. Of course, I will probably be casting on a new sock or two...

best, susie


Betz White said...

my first socks are only about 3" long still...:(

Sarah said...

The "7 below" stopped me cold--it's almost full-blown spring here!

I haven't tried socks yet, but they're on my "to conquer" list this year. By Thanksgiving we should need them again :)

Anonymous said...

They are very cute!

Tracy Batchelder said...

Sounds like you finished this sock just in time. It's really pretty!

Leah said...

Thanks for the post today...I should be posting some spring baby hats soon. I've been knitting them nonstop since Christmas; I'm up to my 9th or 10th now. I've been alternating between the bumblebee hat and the sweet pea hat. Perhaps you could do a tutorial on how to get rid of the job when you knit stripes in the round? I'm using a method that I found online somewhere where you slip the first stitch of the second row of the new color. It seems to help.

Susan B. Anderson said...

Hi Leah,
In Itty-Bitty Nursery on page 146 there is instruction on the jogless jog, which should not be confused with the jobless job:)

That is a great idea for a tutorial, thanks. I don't always use this technique, it looks great, but the steps don't really bother me. Plus I always forget to do it until it is too late!

peaknits said...

Great socks!! And that basket of yarn next to your model's feet - nice!

Anonymous said...

I tried knitting a rose for the rosebud hat last night, and it didn't look like yours at all. Any tips?

It's still wool sock weather in KY too.

Struggling Parents said...

Nice, ...I mean NICE warm looking sock, cozy feet ;)