Saturday, April 09, 2011

Mona by Cookie A

Mona by Cookie A by quiltingknitter
Mona by Cookie A, a photo by quiltingknitter on Flickr. KAL April sock. Knit with Grant Creek Yarns "Mermaid's Perspective" and 2.25mm dps. This was a very quick and easy pattern, lots of fun to make.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Mona Socks

DSCN0235 by quiltingknitter
DSCN0235, a photo by quiltingknitter on Flickr.

Cast on last night, the April sock for the KAL on Ravelry. Cookie's "Mona" is a joy to knit. I'm using Grant Creek Yarn's "Mermaid's Perspective" and my trusty Hiya Hiya 2.25mm dps. It's going rapidly and won't take long to finish. I think it would have shown the pattern better in a solid or semi-solid yarn, but it is still going to be pretty.

And Charleston

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DSCN0233, a photo by quiltingknitter on Flickr.

Started in Florida and finished at home, these socks are Named Charleston and the pattern is drawn from the ironwork in that city. This is the first installment of Janel Laidman's Art & Sole Sock Club. I used Madeline Tosh Sock and 2.25mm dps. This was a toe-up sock and I started with 16" circs and finished with dps. Picture does not do the sock justice.

Haleakala Socks

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DSCN0229, a photo by quiltingknitter on Flickr.

While vacationing in Florida I managed to work in some knitting while sitting by the pool in the wonderful warm sun. These are the first sock in the 2011 Cookie A Sock Club. the yarn is a wonderful wool/cashmere from String Theory (from Maine) and is wonderful to work with. Cookie's directions are so good and easy to knit. Can't wait for the second installment!