2011-07-31

And Then There was One


Good news. I finished my first pair of socks. I am a little bit behind schedule but with the Tour de Fleece I figure July is an okay month to only finish one pair of socks. Though, it does mean I get started off to a bit of a slow start. Hopefully August I will pick up speed and knit a little faster.

My camera was fogging up because it was so muggy outside!

As you can tell by the swing bench I am once again at my roommates parents. Not only for the free air conditioning but we are also celebrating our birthday (we were born on the same day but I am a year older what are the odds) which is actually tomorrow. So far her parents have been spoiling the crap out of me and I love it. best. birthday. ever.

But socks! They are paca-peds in tye-dye knit in the collision pattern. And were the first out of my sock grab bag. I am really happy how they turned out especially the top of the foot looks very nice. It is currently way too hot to be wearing them now though. I will put them away in favor for cooler weather. Last year I was stubborn enough to wear hand knit socks until June. This year I learned my lesson.

What finishing one sock means though is that I only have one (YOP) sock on the needles. So this means I get to cast on again right? RIGHT? Casting on it one of my favorite parts of a project.

Here is the progress of the Jade Schooner socks modeled by an adorable kitty named Bootsie! I am just past the heel of the first sock!

13 comments:

Vanessa said...

Kitty! My cat often models my WIPs.

Hanah said...

Yay! Now you have a proper sock family

thewoolymammoth said...

Happy birthday. I love the colors you used. nothing beats a cute kitty model, well, besides a cute kiddo model.

Celestya22 said...

Those are awesome socks! Love the colours and the unique pattern!

Marsha said...

Nice socks and the WIP socks look very nice too.

Happy birthday...............August 1 is also my grand daughters birthday but she is only 6. But is wanting to learn how to knit and crochet so bad!

RugbyMad said...

It's the 1st here in South Africa, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

The socks are awesome!

goodpurlgonebad said...

Well done on the socks, they are great! And I <3 that beautiful kitty.

Kate said...

Annie, these are great!

Christine said...

lovely socks!

Dorothy said...

Awwww what a cute kitty !! Your socks look fabulous. Hope you have a very happy birthday. xoxox

k2tog said...

Annie! It's been forever since we've chatted! I LOVE your socks! You make me wish for a midwest winter and to move my "try to make socks" project up in my queue! They are pretty neat! Also, HAPPY BDAY!!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like the socks are "Bootsie-approved"!

Sara said...

The rainbow socks are so cheery. I cannot get over humidity strong enough to fog a lens! Ick!

Your kitty model is a doll.