Sunday, September 21, 2008


Hey, look! It's a second sock! The first sock got sent to my sister a month ago, and finally I've finished the second. Hopefully, it will get in the mail tomorrow.

Second Sister Sock

The yarn is A Piece of Vermont's wool/nylon superwash. It's a great yarn, although I'm not sure Jessie is still using this base yarn. The color is called Away.

The pattern is the Baby Cable Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks. This the second pair I've made from this pattern. It's easy to memorize (even for me, and I'm a lousy memorizer) but still interesting.

As soon as I finished the sock, I cast on for my Red Scarf Project scarf -- Grumperina's Shifting Sands scarf, in Cascade 220 Paints, in a red/orange colorway called 9868. So far I love it -- I think the pattern and the colors go together perfectly.

Autumn Sand

I also did a couple rows on Daedelus, but I have to admit that I need to bring my reading glasses home from work. I can't keep blaming my problems seeing the tiny beads on poor lighting....

And finally -- here's a great video by a guy with a lot of good stuff to say. This one's called What Teachers Really Make, and it's not what you think it is.

Thanks, Helen, for introducing him to us!


Bezzie said...

I really like your shifting sands (more than Grumperina's...the read just makes it pop!).

And I love that your socks are knit out of a color called Away and away they shall go!

Anonymous said...

Isn't he marvelous?

Now I don't have to include that video (it was next in the queue to be sure).

I almost started shifting sands myself.... I keep balking on that project. I wonder why?

Anonymous said...

I'm very envious of any finished objects lately. Gracie loves yarn, and she would be thrilled to help me knit - especially if I would sit on top of the refrigerator while working on a project.

I loved the video. It was just the thing I needed to see on a busy Monday to boost my spirits.

Chris said...

That is a gorgeous sock!

jessie said...

Wow, I'm behind on blogs. Nice to see my yarn there!

As for previous post: My P.C. can opener drives me crazy. It doesn't surprise me that yours leaped out and tried to kill you. Mine hates me, refuses to open cans, and makes tuna juice spray me in the face.

On newer post: Love your Shifting Sands scarf. What nice bright colors!