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June 15, 2011

We clicked our plastic cups, and the glorious night sky above us began to move.  "The Bone Vault" by Linda Fairstein ♦♦♦♦◊

In a perfect world this is the beginning of an every-week thing, posting my WiPs (Works in Progress) on Wednesday.

All the cool kids are doing it, you know. Esther started it here, and she even has a cool button:
WIPs on Wednesdays

But I have to be honest with you and admit (like you don't know already) that even though I think it's a great idea, this is me we're talking about. I'm committed to my husband. I'm committed to my job (though sometimes either of those things cause me to want/need to be committed). Committing to a weekly or monthly activity really appeals to me, but usually only for the first couple of weeks/months.

We'll see, right?

First up is "A Box of Sock Monkeys". I'd created a pattern for a sample to show off a panel we have at work (A Box of Chocolates) and the quilt top that came back from our sample-maker was, er, pointless. I'm not sure if my original instructions were unclear or incorrect, but since people inevitably ask for the pattern when we hang a sample on the wall, I knew I needed to get it right.

Fabric was from my stack o'scraps. These were given to me (leftovers from someone else's project). I know I've never purchased sock monkey fabric plus the fabric had been pre-washed and a @^#*-load of fabric softener/dryer sheet 'scent' assailed my face when I ironed it. (I don't believe in using those products before the quilt is completed)

http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif""Continuing with the 'Sock' theme, here's a pair of socks that I've been working on. I'm not sure if you can see the line I put in the picture, but that's where I will cut the socks apart (gasp!) and add toes to make this one long tube into two socks.

I'll also cut another part to add Afterthought Heels (first search result I found).

The reasons I'm doing these this way are a)It's portable & I can just knit and knit without charts or shaping until I'm ready to sit and pay attention, b)It's something new that I wanted to try and c)this way I don't fall victim to SSS - Second Sock Syndrome (where one runs out of steam or interest after the first sock is completed).

Sock pattern without all the 'cut for toes and heels' part is Paraphrenalia Socks by Taina Anttila. I found the pattern on Ravelry here. Yarn is Jo-Ann Sensations Bamboo and Ewe. I really like this yarn, by the way.

What are you working on today?

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permalink 3 Comments:
At 6/15/2011 9:54 AM, Blogger Crispy Babbled Back:  

Great, now I'm going to have to try this method for making socks LOL. I've been good and only knitting premie hats when I need something to work on in spare minutes. I've bookmarked this, maybe I can get my quilting caught up first.

See ya next Wednesday....or not "tee hee"


At 6/15/2011 11:52 PM, Blogger scg Babbled Back:  

cutting up one's knitting...what a scary thought! I love knitting socks, but don't know if I'd be game to cut the tube in two! Love the pattern and colour!

At 6/19/2011 7:30 PM, Anonymous Gimpy Cat Babbled Back:  

WIP for me means "What am I Proposing?" usually a sounds like a good idea at the time idea LOL. Sock monkeys came out well but you wouldnt catch me buying the fabric either, creepy little critters LOL and the wool you are knitting the socks in is such a pretty colours.

I'll be looking for you next wed, wait, thats only a couple more days away!

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