Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Socks and Bookmarks

YIPEE!!!

I finally got my socks done! It only took me 25 days for one pair!!! Actually, the second sock was done in 3 days, it was the first sock that took forever. I had to scrap my original plan and go with basic socks from Silver's Sock Class. I think they turned out pretty good. I used Paton's Kroy and size 1 needles. It's just knit in the round on DPN's. Pretty easy.Here are some pictures of my finished socks.




I have been wanting to post these forever, but have been lazy (or on a sock knitting craze) and decided to snap them since I had the camera out.
This is Fancy Filigree, a bookmark I crocheted. I'm amazed that I can produce such beautiful work! The pattern can be found here.

The Lattice Bookmark is another adventure in crochet. This was super-easy. I could probably whip up about ten of these in an hour!!


Mountain Peaks is a design of my own. I might post the pattern at a later date.

Finally, this was the Mid-July KAL of my group Monthly Bookmarks. This bookmark was designed by Annette especially for this group. If you want some free patterns, go check out her site.
I used a special hand-dyed thread from my friend Brian, who sent it to me as part of an exchange (the one where I got the bath puppets and needle case!)

I also joined Secret Pall 11 and Sock a Month KAL 4. I think I am addicted to these socks! Can't wait to learn magic loop, so I can do 2 at once. Maybe I can knit double the amount!!!

5 comments:

Briley said...

Love the socks. I just bought some wonderful yarns to make socks myself! Oh, and you are tagged visit me at http://brileyknits.blogspot.com for more details

teabird said...

The socks look wonderful- I just finished my first pair and started my second. It's an addiction, trust me!

kat said...

good work on the socks! my first try at them never got beyond the first sock

Crochetoholic Debb said...

love your bookmarks...I am a reader and a crocheter...I also want to congrats you on completing your socks!!!

Crochetoholic Debb said...

Ohh I am taking a class with a knitter in my local group who is teahing most of want abe sock lovers how to do the Loopy socks "2 at once" and I am sooo happy but it is slow..