7.05.2012

cooling down with a little yellow....

i can't believe how stubborn i am. i should expect it from myself by now, but i still surprise myself. ha. remember my georgia cardigan? ok well. i have to admit i was stubbornly doing anything i could just to be able to knit with my knit picks. truth is i really need to find a smaller needle. so i've frogged it ah-gain. sigh.


i really want to knit this cardi. i've had it in my queue for ever and i've been looking forward to knitting it since i got the yarn months ago! so i've decided what i need is a big breath, a cup of coffee, and a cool-down.


and that's what these socks are doing for me :) i cast on for them last night. as you recall, i'm not a huge sock knitter. in fact i've only ever knit one pair on actual sock yarn and small needles. but i have to say. i'm totally enjoying this pattern.
it's working socks from the toe up by ann budd
i was introduced to this pattern by one of my besties, jane. after our trip to fibers west, jane suddenly dove into more sock knitting. and she's used this pattern every time! i totally trust jane's judgement when it comes to patterns. (of course). so i thought i'd give it a go!
i'm using 2.5mm dpns, and knit picks stroll in dandelion. 


totally not a disappointing knit at all! even though i've only just begun the socks i'm enjoying it very much.
the last time i knit toe up socks, it was the skew pattern...check out my thoughts and pics here.. though that is a neat pattern, this is much more straight-forward and stress-free.



so now that i'm calming down... let's go find that smaller needle, shall we? georgia will be flying on the needles before i know it. (finally).

are you a sock knitter? do you find that they are nice, calming knits? do you have a project that you turn to to keep you sane when other projects are currently frustrating you? come chat... xo

10 comments:

  1. It'll be worth all the work once you're finished and love the sweater. Plus you're such a fast knitter you'll be back to the virgin yarn (unkinked and unknitted with) before I can sneeze :)

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    1. haha thanks buffy. i'm guessing i might need to order some fixed circulars in the smaller sizes at some point. but i do need to go down a size. i'll find the right needle today, and get a move on :) xo

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  2. Oh no! That sucks about having to frog again (I missed the first frogging...I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading!). Plain vanilla socks are always an awesome in=between project filler! :) I'm sure you'll have Georgia flying in no time once you get your hands on the right size needle!

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    1. thanks melissa! here's hoping! xo

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  3. Loving the yellow Becs! I REALLY want a pair of dandelion socks!!! Isn't the pattern fun? Wait until your second or third pair, when the pattern is familiar and effortless... LOVE it!

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    1. haha jane! of course i'm already thinking about my third pair ;) you're the best. xo

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  4. Oh dear, I feel your pain...but I know once you finally get that sweater done it will all be worth it.
    Those yellow socks are going to be pretty frickin' awesome! I have some shine sport in dandelion so I know just how great the color is.
    It's very overcast and drizzly here today. Perfect knitting weather but the kids are acting cray-cray and I can't count stitches with Ellie trying to "help me". Oh well, I guess I'll just drink more coffee and join the party. hee hee

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    1. haha cray-cray! love it. and i totally know what you mean by helping. goodness these kids of ours are so cute, but not the most helpful :) good news! there's a local fiber store that i trekked out to today and picked up 3 pairs of fixed circulars.. knit picks at that! wahoo! sooo i've cast on for georgia... and as predicted... totally flying :) xo hope you were able to get some knitting done. xo

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  5. Ahh, we've all been there (regarding your Georgia Cardigan) and you are doing excellent calming down therapy by knitting those yummy socks!

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