Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Just under the wire....

Where did October go? It seems like Socktoberfest just started and here we are at the end...didn't October just fly by?

I only knit one pair for Socktoberfest 2006 but they turned out to be one of my favorites so just under the wire on the last day of October I give you....

Hedera!


Specs:

Pattern:
Hedera by Cookie for Knitty
US #1 (2.25 mm) Aero double pointed needles
Fleece Artist Merino sock yarn, colorway Melon
Mods: Switched from flap heel as written to yo short row heel with mini flap and gusset

I love this pattern - easy but interesting and I think the subtle colorway of the Fleece Artist really worked well with the lace! I highly recommend this well written pattern for beginner lace knitters and I can't say enough about this super soft, beautifully colored yarn!

The Lotus Blossom Thistle Flower Tank is finished (woot, finally!) and is blocking even as I type so she won't make her debut for another few days....she is a real beauty tho!

These aren't socks but I used sock yarn so do they count for Socktoberfest?....hehe...

In all my years of knitting pre and post 15 year hiatus, I've never knit any sort of hand covering, I'm not sure why! I'm so glad I changed that cause they are almost as fun as socks!

Here are some beaded wristers for my neice....


And a close up of the beads which I added using the crochet method


Specs:

Pattern: my own cobbed together from a few different free internet patterns
US #1 (2.25mm) Crystal Palace bamboo DPNs
Regia Silk, 6 fadig (sportweight) in Black (I know this is a shocker, lol!)
About 200 6/0 seed beads, size #13 steel crochet hook
Totally fun and totally cute!


My neice is 17 and I think she's gonna go crazy for these....and they were so much fun to make I want to knit her a whole wrister wardrobe! I've seen so many bloggers knitting some variation on the fingerless mitt and now I know why! Another reason to love Knitbloglandia!

Here's the P-Man playing with one of his favorite toys.....a backscratcher from the dollar store a friend bought me as a joke!


He just loves to bite and "bunny kick" this thing, better than any of the assortment of genuine cat toys he has! Whatever the P-Man wants, the P-Man gets, what can I say?

My "Great Pumpkin" and I wish everyone a Happy Halloween with lots of treats and no tricks! See ya soon!

28 comments:

alltangledup said...

happy halloween. The hederas are lovely and also on my to-do list too. Such a pretty colourway, simply gorgeous

Kris said...

Those socks look so yummy. I love the color.

I think you're going to get a large amount of 'cool aunt' points for those gloves. They look great!

Happy Halloween and hugs to P-Man.

Carol said...

Love the socks and the mitts. Auntie D scores! Funny what cats like to play with LOL Happy Halloween Debi and P-Man!

Lolly said...

The socks are beautiful, Deb! I love the slight variegation in that yarn ;)

Aren't those mitts fun? I am planning to make many for Christmas! I just made one from Knitty - still working on the 2nd one - and I think I am hooked too!

Teresa C said...

I love those socks! I never really looked twice at the pattern before, but after seeing yours......

You are so right about the fingerless mitts-my daughters have been asking, and asking, and...

Lots of unfinished thoughts in the neck of the woods today.....

La Cabeza Grande said...

Debi, these socks are ab fab! Such melon goodness, beautifully executed.

And the beaded warmers? Major points. I also want to thank you for the crochet method reminder.

Here's hoping you and Ze Great Pumpkin have a rockin' Halloween!

Beth said...

Wow - those socks are just gorgeous! I told you Fleece Artist was worth every penny. :)

Happy Halloween!

Shez75 said...

The socks are beautiful! Maybe I'll give them a try but I'm pretty slow at sock knitting. I like the wristers too. I'm hoping to make some for my clarinet playing daughter for Christmas.
Glad your computer is still up and running. Can't believe the trouble you've had!
Happy Halloween to you and the P-man.
Sheri in GA

Agnes said...

Happy Halloween to you and Pumpkin too!
The colourway of the Hedera socks is sooooo lovely! I am knitting the foot of the Sock Club sock ... also Miss Cookie's design. She is quickly becoming another sock designer-queen! LOL!

KnitNana said...

First and foremost - I LOVE your pumpkin! lolol!
The knitted stuff is soooo cool - your niece is gonna love those mitts. And the socks are so pretty. Love the pink. Can't wait to see the tank - whatever you want to call it - lotus or thistle!
(((hugs)))

Carole said...

The socks are awesome - I love the color and the pattern.

Cathy said...

The socks came out fantastic - I have some of the same yarn in a different colorway, maybe I'll give the pattern a try - they look gorgeous! The mitts came out great too - I LOVE making those - they are truly instant gratification -I just knit myself another pair to wear at work, where it tends to be arctic in the winter :) I'll give your beading method a try, sounds better than the stringing to me also! :)

Alison said...

I love the mitts, but those socks! I absolutely adore that color with that pattern. I can see why they turned out to be favorites!

AmyP said...

The Hedera sock yarn looks really beautiful - subtle but still with impact. I can't wait to see the finished Thistle Tank!

Dorothy said...

Wow! Two posts in quick succession - we could get used to this. I love the Hedera socks. I've had the pattern sitting out in my sewing room since it first came out. Now I've gotta do it - those are gorgeous! I love the wristwarmers too. I made my first pair (at least for me) several weeks ago and I can't believe how great they feel. You might not need them in Florida, but here in Washington, they come in handy. Maybe my next pair will have beads.

Rebekah said...

Very nice socks, I think your right the color and the pattern go perfectly together.

And what cute beaded wrist/hand/fingerless gloves for your niece!

And pumpkin as always your adorable.

Jes said...

A backscratcher, that's hilarious! Sunshine likes pencils. It's always the box the toy came in that's more interesting, no?

The wristies are great! Love the beads. Is it painful to put those on? I've never done it before, but it always looks great. Just not sure if I have the patience!

Shannon said...

The socks are beautiful. I love that colorway and it looks great with the pattern.

La said...

First, glad to see you back online.

Those socks are gorgeous, as are the wristers. Question, what size crochet hook do you use? Those look to be the same beads I got this past weekend at SAFF for a beaded scarf.

P-man, WAY too handsome for his own good. Nice to know he actually plays with toys! He's a guy, he must like it cuz it's wood.

Debby said...

Our toys are always more fun than their toys! My Charlie loves belts and slippers. :)

jody said...

i love those socks! i didn't realize fleece artist came in nearly solids. i'll have to be on the lookout for some (i have more than my share of variegated yarn)

mf said...

the socks and mitts look GREAT!

margene said...

I really must get my hands on some Fleece Artist yarn! Your socks are so, so pretty! So is P-man..as always.

Laurie (Moo!) said...

Hey Debi! Great knitting!

I tried to get the Rob's Twined Rib sock pattern, but the link (both of them) lead to a field of pop-ups.

Any hints on how to get the pattern?

Thanks!

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

I love how your Hedera socks turned out in that Fleece Artist! (And now you know why I say that I want to knit up every single colorway that Fleece Artist has....) :-)

angela said...

The socks are great. I'm going to check out that pattern for myself. :)

Ohh...psssst...it's a secret, but Beth's birthday is actually on Monday (11/6). Don't tell her that I told you! LOL!

Gracie said...

The socks are beautiful!! Love the wrist warmers as well!

kimberly said...

Your socks are fab but I love the wrist warmers. Too cool.