Sunday, August 03, 2008

Sock soiree

Any chance for a sock hop this afternoon? Solstice socks and Firebird socks are awaiting! And the honey bees are playing on the Joe Pye weed.

Solstice socks knit on 0 dpn's of Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR Tatania were started on this year's summer solstice and held for good traveling knitting and camp knitting. I much prefer the way the second one striped to the first one's pooling. Sometimes I really like pooling, just not here. The pattern is a knit 7 purl 1 rib with a slip heel.

I know I'd said they were cast off, but I hadn't taken a picture of them finished, much less on real feet so they could be seen as a fait accompli!

Also BMFA STR, Firebird was started way back when the peonies were emerging from winter hibernation on April 15th and based on Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's "A Good Basic Sock" pattern! The first one was held in abeyance for travel knitting and the second was cast on leaving Sarah's house in Michigan. The second was actually cast off early August 1. The pair had been fraternizing while blocking.


Linda said...

All these people finishing socks...

Nancy said...

...and you, linda, happen to be one of 'these people', too! i really like your burgandy and white ones.