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Spring Sprain

April 28, 2010

We have had a beautiful spring so far. My azaleas have been simply gorgeous this year so they have been posing with some of my recent knitting projects.

Two of my patterns have gotten a face lift to be a part of the Knit Picks IDP program.

Amber Waves Slipper Socks

and Purple Mountains Slipper Socks.

These two are both looking great in the Knit Picks Swish Superwash yarn. I especially like the Clematis Heather that is featured in Purple Mountains.

The subtle little color changes really catch the light and set of the design. Both patterns should be available on Knit Picks soon. If you can’t wait, they are available through my Ravelry pattern store.

Another of my designs wanted to pose with the azaleas.

Naughty Sock

Naughty sock got its name as a sort of joke while I was swatching and ripping and swatching and ripping swatching and ripping stitch patterns trying to find something that would work with a variegated yarn. Somewhere along the way I got frustrated and put the sock in time out. It was jokingly referred to as the naughty sock afterward and the name sort of stuck.

So after weeks of frogging, I “unvented” this fun-to-knit lace stitch pattern. The resulting sock is light, lacy sock and just right for spring and summer wear. Easy enough to make it an excellent traveling sock but interesting enough to prevent boredom.

I have discovered however, that giving something a name like Naughty is a dangerous thing. Sometimes it makes the knitting life up to its name. While taking photos of the socks I managed to fall and sprain my ankle. I think the next sock is going to be named Good Health.

Knit it in a colorful wool blend or a cool cotton blend. The lace pattern is stretchy and accommodates a variety of calf widths. You can easily customize the leg and foot length for your own size. This sock utilizes cuff down construction with eye of partridge heel flap and standard toe. Suitable for the Advanced Beginner to Intermediate knitter.


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In the coming weeks, expect to see more socks and some shawls.
Happy knitting.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2010 11:28 pm

    Hey, I’ve queued that sock already and missed that it was yours!!!! WHEN I get back to sock knitting…..

    love all your projects and those azaleas!!!1 Amazingly beautiful

  2. Kate Sanderson permalink
    June 4, 2010 11:22 am

    Azaleas growing outside… sigh. They are houseplants where I live.

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