Saturday, August 2, 2008

Act Nonchalant

"Okay gang - let's act nonchalant, pretend that nothing is happening and perhaps someone will decide to take home a pair of socks without realizing that we're hiding inside..."Yes - another ploy of the rampant zucchini harvest to try and find new homes. It has also made me realize that while I've never experienced "second sock syndrome", I do have issues with weaving in the ends of finished objects. The fact that I had 4 pair that only needed to have their ends woven in to officially become "finished objects" should perhaps be somewhat troubling.
I'll do this from left to right across the top row.
First up we have the Lace / Ruffle Edge Sock from the Patons Next Step Four Booklet. I'd tell you what the yarn is but I can't find the ball band...

Next up we have Swirly-girl Socks by Jessica Grzedzinski. The pink is On Your Toes with the unknown yarn from above making a return appearance. I LOVE these socks! The two colour knitting is very impressive when the second yarn changes colours for you...






The pink socks are Jeanie Townsend's Spring Twists socks. This particular pattern is a free pattern - you have to belong to the Townsend Sock KAL Group - but this lady is tremendously talented and writes great patterns. Her purchased patterns are well worth the investment. I used Needful Yarns Australian Merino for these socks. I'd link to them but they appear to be offline right now... I only had 2 balls, so I ended up making the leg a little shorter so that I could have toes in my socks. If you use the same yarn - get yourself 3 balls... You can see another pair of Jeanie socks that I knit here. Finally, we have Spilly Jane's Naive Socks (This Must Be the Socks) in Noro Kureyon. The pattern is available on Ravelry. Check out her other patterns, too. Another talented lady. These socks became well travelled during the WWKIP Scavenger Hunt, although I'm still a little worried about their unpredictability given their attack on the Playmobil pirate ship crew...

At least they're pretty!




8 comments:

sharon said...

darn end weaving.
Looks good though!!

km said...

I really wish our Zukes were coming out our ears. This year the plants are hardly producing. Nice Socks! Your feet will be pretty and warm.

Cycling Knitter said...

bumper crop all round then !!
love all the socks, am a bit like you with weaving ends!!

great knitting...

kasiaiscarly said...

this is when i get jealous of all the gardeners. .. .i willingly take all zucchini, cucumber and tomato donations :)

nice socks! you've been very productive!

inukshuk71 said...

You're definitely on a "sock roll"! All are absolutely fabulous! Have you thought of baking lots of zucchini cakes and freezing them for later use, or pickled zucchini might be good as well. I've also heard of people donating extra produce to local food banks or soup kitchens.

scappyhappy said...

Love your socks! You have been busy! Wish I lived close enough to help with the extra veg!

wildflower38 said...

Love your Naive Socks!!!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Those are some pretty socks, and great zukes! I, too would take any and all gardeners' produce donatons. :-)
p.s...your prize should get to you..oh...soon?