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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Socks Galore!

Let me start with some photos of my personally completed socks. The modeled socks are my personal pair of the Rockin' Sock Club's Solstice Sock and the draped version are the pair that should be arriving any day for my sockapalooza pal (after a couple of test try-ons, I always wash the pair before sending them out but I don't block...just in case...don;t want to stretch them too far is all I'm saying).

Then I also have the sock that is presently on my needles (size Zero Addis again)...the I Love Ganseys Socks, the August 2007 pattern from the Six Socks group. As soon as I saw this pattern I knew that I had to cast on as soon as possible (well after finishing the two Solstice Socks). I am using Natural Dye Studio's BFL in Enchanted Forest. This is my first time working with BFL and I absolutely adore it!

I had a great day for two reasons...first when I checked my gmail this morning I learned that I had won the weekly link contest at Summer of Socks. Thanks for picking me, Jessica! I submitted a link on how to take better photos of your yarn and knitting and create your own light box. The link is from the show notes over at Knitters Uncensored podcast...go check it out. Not only do you get exposed to new yarn, but you learn about being an expat in Germany. Love it! So I got to choose from a fantastic assortment of stitch markers...I'll post when they arrive.

Second reason for a quality day...I received my socks from my sockapalooza pal, Deborah. Not sure of the pattern, but I do know the yarn...STR Silkie in Luna Sea and they fit perfectly! She also included a skein of Spunky Eclectic (can't wait to try as this is my first skein), a cute, handmade craft bag and a pop-up swing card of a monkey. Thanks for making my day Deborah!

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  • At 8:59 PM, Blogger chickybabe said…

    I'm so glad they fit! I was more than a bit worried :) The pattern is KnitSpot's Smokin' socks, which you can find here.

  • At 10:42 AM, Blogger christine (threedogknits) said…

    I love all these socks! That is a great package from your Sockapalooza pal. I joined the Six Sox group (specifically for the Horcrux pattern) the same day the I Love Gansey pattern came out. I love it. I ordered Louet Gems in Citrus for them. I really like the yarn you chose. I may have to rethink my choice of completely solid color.

  • At 2:10 PM, Blogger katie o. said…

    Hi Phoebe!

    It's me, Katie O., your Sockapalooza 4 pal. Thank you sooo much for the totally fabulous pair of socks! I have been very curious about bamboo yarn-it is so cool to have a pair made from that. (It's surprisingly very soft!) The pattern is great and I'm wearing them right now, as I sit in the air conditioning (It's 101 degrees out right now!) I put the chocolate in the 'fridge-I can't wait to try some of it. I love that it's organic-I'm completely into that. Thank you too for the awesome soap and stitch markers-you're the best!

  • At 8:53 AM, Blogger Patricia said…

    Nice gifts. If I'm not wrong, the Silkie was a club exclusive, you lucky girl. You will enjoy the Spunky yarn as well. I still have 2 skeins to knit up.

  • At 3:29 AM, Blogger Kucki68 said…

    Oh, this makes me want to start I love Gansey, too. But I need to be good and finish some stuff.

  • At 1:08 AM, Blogger Wool Girl said…

    I LOVE that Spunky yarn...which colorway is that? Gorgeous!

  • At 10:45 PM, Blogger Carrie K said…

    Nice socks but I really love those mary janes!

  • At 12:42 PM, Blogger Octopus Knits said…

    What a lot of great socks, and such a nice package from your Sockapalooza pal!

  • At 1:00 PM, Blogger blasé hurricane said…

    That BFL is a lovely color, I love how it is patterning out. Your socks are great and that skein of Spunky Electric is gorgeous (lucky you!).


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