Saturday, June 27, 2009

Knitting, finally!

I was scrolling back to see how long it's been since I posted a finished pair of socks, and it was back in April. Some knitting blog, right? So this is a catch-up post. (The links are to Ravelry, and if you are a knitter or crocheter, and haven't signed up for Ravelry yet, what's keeping you???)

First the Bavarian Cable Socks from the book "Socks from the Toe Up" by Wendy Johnson.

I used Judy's Magic Cast On for the first time, and it truly is magic. Love it, love it, love it. This pattern was a lot of fun, and very easy to memorize. I had a bit of trouble with the bind-off, but after a couple of tries, it's great.

Next up is Lacy Ribs socks, also from the book "Socks from the Toe Up" by Wendy Johnson. Seeing a pattern here? Mom gave me Wendy's book for my birthday last month, and I love it. I highly recommend it for all sock knitters, even die hard top down sock knitters like I was.

I joined the SFTTU KAL (Socks From The Toe Up Knit Along) on Ravelry, and each month you have a choice of two of Wendy's patterns to knit, one from her book, and one free pattern from her website. If you get the socks finished within the given time frame, you are entered into a prize drawing, and who can resist a prize drawing? Lacy Ribs is the June pattern from Wendy's book, and the June pattern from Wendy's website is Sprucey Lucy.

So the next pair of socks guessed it...Sprucey Lucy!

I wasn't sure if I would get these finished by the end of the month, but it helped that I had them with me this past week while mom was having MOHS surgery for a large area of cancer on her face. Fortunately they got it all, but not until they did five excisions. We were there for ten hours, so I got a lot of knitting done! Mom is doing great...a little swollen, actually a lot swollen...but we are all so happy that the cancer is gone.


Sue said...

Are you on schedule for a pair a month? Who's going to select the next yarn?

dogyarnfun said...

What great looking socks. It's been too long since I've pIcked up my sticks. I need to get my knitting act together.

Criquette said...

Oh wow - I'm so glad to hear your mom is okay! And btw, nice socks!

Sonya said...

Love the socks. Glad to hear that your mom is doing well.

Channon said...

Great socks! I thought I'd pre-ordered that book, but I guess not... If Knitpicks has it on sale, I'm ordering it today!

Hope your mom recovers quickly.

Nichole said...

Pretty socks - esp those green ones!!!

Knitter in an Urban Zoo said...

Love that magic cast on. I use it whenever I can! I'm a die hard toe-upper ;)