Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday FO and shop sample knitting!

As promised, I have a FO to show off to you - and I don't want to hear anything about where the other one is, there definitely has been a serious lack of FO's here at OliviaKnits. I am happy to have finished 1 sock, much less a whole pair! And at the same time, this is something off of my Mission Possible 2008 list so I feel like I've been accomplishing SOMETHING recently!

Elfine Socks

Pattern: Elfine Socks by Anna Bell (free pattern!!)
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Pale Pink (1 skein per sock), leftovers, yes, but I haven't weighed it yet.
Needles: Addi Turbo size 1's... Magic Loop (called for by pattern)
Notes: This pattern was actually my second pair of Toe-Up's. The pattern calls for Magic Loop as well and a short row heel. I put the sock down sometime last year, so this one has been in my WIP's for quite some time. I can see the change in gauge from my knitting from last year, so when I cast on the second, I'm probably going to have to do the foot using 0's, and move up to 1's when I get past the heel.

And on to the next thing! I was at Knitch last night, for the Thursday night group and Kim had some new yarn that she needed shop samples knit up from and since I have nothing else to knit on (wink, wink) I picked up 2 skeins of yarn. Both are sock yarn and Kim said she didn't care what pattern was used as long as it was a free pattern. So I have some quick thinking to do, cause I'd like to cast on at least one sock perhaps even today! But that's not really what you guys want to see is it - you want to see pictures of the yarn don't you??

Shop Sample Yarn

Any guesses?? OK - here they are!

CPY Panda Silk

Panda Silk by Crystal Palace

AND!!!!!

STR Eggplanted

Yep - Socks that Rock! Eggplanted is the colorway!

They sent her a box this week with all different types of yarn, and Kim let me grab this one to knit up a sample for the store! I can't wait! Kim said she placed a HUGE order, but it hasn't arrived yet.... there goes the yarn diet!

1 comment:

Holly said...

Wonderful looking sock.....gorgeous colorway....where's the other one?