Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Roguish Rose

My knitting focus is not as it usually is, but at least I'm back to 1 sock/week roughly.

I managed to get my March Rockin' Sock Club kit the day before I headed to Camp Knitty Haha and get it started at Camp. Unfortunately, I only got to half a repeat of the pattern (1 little rosebud) before I put it down for all the Sock Camp activities and other knitting responsibilities. I even had to rip back once due to using the wrong chart. I hastily copied the pattern & didn't staple them in order.

Once organized at home, the sock flew. And except for a little bit of wonkiness in gauge due to not working on this sock for awhile, it does fit nicely.

Quick deets:
March Rockin' Sock Club Kit
pattern: Rogue Roses by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka The Yarn Harlot)
pattern size: medium
yarn: Socks That Rock medium weight in Gertrude Skein
needle sizes: 2.50 mm KP metal dpns (for the inside of the picot hem) & 2.75 mm KP metal dpns for the rest orf the sock
no mods otherwise

Also completed 'cept for the lack of stylish wardrobe according to Monkey1 is her Knitted Babe. And just like my Monkeys, the Knitted Babe's hair is in need of a haircut and a good styling.

Some deets:
Knitted Babe
various shades of Knit Picks Palette for the body & clothes
Patons Classic Wool for the hair
size 2.75 KP circs
eye & mouth felt pieces by Monkey1


gilraen said...

I love the pattern/yarn combination and look forward to BMFA having it in the shop. :)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

So pretty!! I can't wait to cast mine on...I keep saying soon, but then get distracted!

Love the babe too!

cupcakefaerie said...

I'm going to need to start channeling you when I knit socks so they soar off my needles too. One a week is so awesome!

And what a cute Babe! What kind of stylish wardrobe will Babe be getting?

Angeluna said...

Beautiful socks. It's the first time I've seen them completed and they are really lovely. It's been so busy chez moi, I don't even remember where I put my kit. It will swim to the surface at some point.

Zonda said...

Cute knitted babe! I'm hoping to cast on my Rogue's this week! was this pair that got me to join up again ;)

tapmouse said...

Ahhhhh....LOVE that doll!-lol! And the Rogue Roses modeled look even better and I have to agree that the roses coming out in the cream color is perfect!

Knitting Kris said...

Those socks are absolutely beautiful! You are SO talented.
And test knitting for Cookie A - you rock! :)