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yay! i finally have an FO to share with you. i finished up the love stinks socks.

Love Stinks Vesper Socks done 6.23.2008

Pattern: Basic stockinette sock w/ ribbed cuff
Needles: Boye double points, US1
Yarn: Vesper Sock Yarn in Love Stinks (yeah, yeah) colourway
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Not much to say about these, actually. Basic cuff down stockinette socks. I absolutely loved the self striping yarn. Even though the striping was completely predictable, it was a blast to watch the colors change. I love the colourway, the red and pink stripes together give it a fun valentine-y feel. Good stuff! A much needed quick FO.

Now, I must get back to that Apres Surf Hoodie!


Apres Surf Blob 6.10.08

see the lump o’ apres surf hoodie. this has been the only knitting project i’ve worked on for about a month. the front is done, the back is done, a sleeve is done, and i’m about half way through the hood. it is coming along nicely and i think i’ll be really pleased with the final product. but…the monogamy thinking isn’t working so well for me. i’m antsy to move on to something else. unfortunately, when i get antsy like this, i start avoiding knitting completely. and, i don’t much like avoiding my knitting.

so, i decided to give in and allow myself to work on a different project while i’m on my trip to CA to visit jess. i cast on for basic stockinette socks using my vesper sock yarn in love stinks, yeah yeah colourway.

Love Stinks Vesper Socks progress 6.10.2008

aren’t they cute? for circular knitting, i’m a traditionalist and i prefer four straight double pointed needles. i always find the join and the first round a little fiddly. who wants to be dealing with that fiddly part on an airplane? my intent was just to get things started. before i knew it, i was cruising along and had at least 4 inches of the leg complete.

the jury is out on the vesper sock yarn. i really love the way the color stripes are coming out. i can not tell you how much i like predictable stripes more than a variegated colourway. however, i find the yarn a little stiff. it isn’t as sproingy (know what i mean?) and soft as most of the sock yarn i’ve used. not unpleasant to knit with tho, and i expect that it will soften over time.

some fun links today:
sundara launched her new site
february lady sweater, which is already shaping up to be the latest knitting craze


i'm chris. i knit and spin a lot. i cook and eat food grown and made locally. i fail at the "local" part more than i'd like. i am learning to be a gardener. i'm in love with two pitbulls and an advocate for the breed.

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