Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Socks, Socks & More Socks

How about these socks (the ones on the HWWTM) to start off the post? One of the advantages of having a workaholic husband is that he wins lots of very nice trips. We were in Bermuda last week. On the last night there, the men were given Bermuda shorts to wear to the banquet. This is the way that the men dress up in Bermuda, with the shorts, knee socks, dress shoes, and a coat and tie.
Bermuda is a very beautiful place. We spent a couple of days lounging on the beach and a couple of days by the pool - it was pretty relaxing.

Of course, no post would be complete without a skein of Wollmeise. This one is called Graf Ratz (which means blue-blooed rat). It's a very beautiful dark bluish gray (or grayish blue).

And this is Griddle Grits - Numma Numma in the usual. A very pretty yellow.

These were finished on the flight home from Bermuda. They're Lorna's Laces in Grumperina colorway. The pattern is Staccato Socks, done on 2.25 mm needles. I'm not sure I like the way these striped. I wish the whole sock had done something like the heel flap striping. These probably will be gifted.

These are Wollmeise Die Auster colorway. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that these babies practically knitted themselves. They literally flew off the needles. My only regret about them is that I made them too big to keep for myself. Poo. They'll go in the gift pile too.

Speaking of flying off the needles, I made this sock in 2 days. Boy, you just can't beat a good sportweight, can you? This is Lorna's Laces sportweight in camouflage color, knitted in a 3x1 rib. They're for a friend who requested a pair of handknit socks. BTW, his wife knits, but she knits mostly for their grandchildren.

I've picked up my Waves of Lace tank again. It is Wollmeise Spina di Pesci colorway. I have the back done, and this is the front. Only a few hours of work left. I started this last June, so it is time to finish it, don't you think?
Ok, I think we're all caught up now. Have a great week.

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