Sunday, October 28, 2007

Looking through rose colored glasses

Just in case Kel or any other sock club member hasn't gotten their kit and doesn't want to be spoiled , don't scroll down past the first pic. (Though hopefully the Big Isle postal workers aren't so slow this time.)

First off, I have officially made my Socktobefest goals of knitting 2 of my Yarn4Sock club kits. My 3rd sock pair should've been Monkey2 or DH socks, but I took a slight detour with my Firestarters. Bad mommy. :p

Yarn4Socks June sock club kit - sorta
yarn: Seacoast Panda (superwash merino/bamboo/nylon)in Melon Balls
needles: KP 32" size 1 (2.50 mm) circs
made for: Monkey1

The big modification:
Only used the Giotto pattern for the cuff. I got to the leg section and the leg lace pattern was horrible to do with the Panda yarn. So did like many other knitters and switched to Go with the Flow (Summer 05 Interweave Knits and/or Interweave Favorite Socks w/errata).

And of course, just in time for Halloween, I got my STR sock club package yesterday, a day later than some of my fellow Bay Area sock club peeps. Loads of other pics online of the rest of the kit so I thought I would have fun w/my gargoyle. (My post title is my ball band saying, btw.)

I think my gargoyle is less than pleased with the way I styled the opened skein on him. I was more concerned about capturing the red & black variations that I was making gargoyle dude look hip. Not that I did a good job with that either.

Love this first color of the Raven series and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest. Also looking forward to knitting the pattern too, though I probably won't do the poetry contest. Creative writing not being my strong point. I leave that to my non-knitting buddy. ;)


IrishgirlieKnits said...

I love your go with the flow socks! They are so pretty!! Congrats on finishing them!!

And I just love this months STR colorway!!! Can't wait to see the rest of the Raven colors too!!

tapmouse said...

YAY! Way-cool! The socks are great and our kits are IN! Raven-series here we come!!!!

tapmouse said...

I can't access my account from home again! I'm just trying to log on through your comments-sorry for the fake comment!-lol!

Knitting Bandit said...

The Gargoyle was a perfect model. I got my package too. I love it! It was hard to resist the urge to cast on! Lucky me, all my needles were in use.

Kel said...

U R so COOL! HAHA! I totally was just going to read your post as usual and then you stopped me! Awesome! I finally got my package on monday night, so I didn't have to torture myself avoiding spoilers for long. Do you love it? I LOVE it!

Flow Blue Bud's Blogspot said...

Oh but I like the gargoyle tresses, tres chic.

Enh, no can knit, no can write poetry neither.