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Another Sock Down!

July 27th, 2011 · 5 Comments

…. and we have a pair!

Bonfire Socks – Project Details

Looks like I’m getting back on my old pace of actually knitting things.  Well, socks anyway.  Up next?  Well it was going to be the second sock to match the first sock knit so long ago that I don’t remember what the yarn is, nor what needles it was knit upon.  I think the yarn is Vesper in Strange Little Mama color, but I could be making that up whole cloth.  Sick thing is that the first sock is complete, well except for the ends that need to be woven in.  I was going to start the second one, but I left my US0 Blackthorns in my tote bag at the office this evening.  Either I use different needles {shudder} or pick a different yarn.  Hmm.

There is this yarn that I could use…

I plied up the ITW fiber that I spun on the sidekick last week.  See, I can ply without an electric!  As it is still sitting on the bobbin, I haven’t a clue what the yardage it, but its more than plenty for a pair of socks.

But then again, I’m not lacking for either yarn, needles or things to knit.

I do have to point out that in some project in the last couple of months (think it was the kindle sock), I discovered a new to me cast on and bind off.  I linked them both above in the socks project detail.  Must say that I’m completely sold on both.  Definitely give them a try.

Okay, off to decide what the next project is going to be.  Definitely a sock as I’m catching up on Game of Thrones on the Nook Color while commuting.  I missed it airing on HBO while I read the book.  Now that I finished it (and oh boy how the hell did I miss this series of books before now!!!) I was going to go back and watch the episodes On Demand.  Sadly, I missed them by 2 days.  HBO pulled them.  I let google be my friend and found the season online.  Thank goodness for Divx.  Oh and the divx player for Android that I’ve got on my rooted Nook Color.  I can watch an episode a day over the course of my commute.  Makes for good knitting time too 🙂  Anyway…

Craft on!

Tags: Socks · Spinning

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 life's a Stitch // Jul 28, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Have to try that bind off, it’s what drives me crazy about knitting socks.

  • 2 Tina M. // Jul 28, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Beautiful socks, but then you know I like red.

    I’m with you, I can’t believe I haven’t read the series, and still haven’t. Things are tight really tight right now, but eventually I’d like to have the books for my Nook. They sound RIGHT up my alley, and then I can catch up on the show via Netflix.

  • 3 Janette // Jul 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Oh! Oh! For the first time ever (other than having my own 10/9 Peanut) I have the same toy that you do!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Nook Color!! I haven’t rooted it yet, but I know that’s coming soon.

  • 4 Kim // Jul 28, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Hey Risa~ I “met” your sister Rikki on FB and she told me about your blog. Love your socks! You spin beautifully! I raise Shetland sheep and spin/knit as well.

  • 5 Laurie // Jul 30, 2011 at 6:34 am

    will look at the bind off and cast on.

    If one doesn’t have cable in the house, can I find Game of Thrones? I have been following the whole series by book since I found it on Amazon (those who bought what you bought also bought THIS, and it was george rr martin.)