Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Let's Play Charades!

One word. Two syllables. Sounds like parades.

Pattern: Charades, from I May Be Knitting a Ranch House.

Cast on: June 17

Finished: July 27

Yarn: Whimzy Pinzy Creations 2 Socks At Once, in Tea Roses. A beautiful combination of pink and lavender, in a wonderfully soft superwash merino.

Needles: Us 2 Addi turbos

Notes: I felt like these took forever, but I think taking a 3 week vacation in the middle of knitting a pair of socks makes it feel like longer.

The Charades pattern is simple, easy, and make a beautiful finished product. I love these socks, and will probably make another Charade at some point, after I get through all the other sock patterns I have on my list!

I finished the first sock while in Europe, and knit the second mostly on the plane on the way home. I forced myself to sit down and work on the other sock last night, and discovered I only really had the toe left! I finished in an hour or so, and did the photo shoot tonight before dinner, in some excellent light.

I love that our mantle makes just about the perfect light box (the first photo was taken there). I'll have to buy some new yarn to take its portrait there!

3 comments:

Joanne said...

Congratulations on everything.

Your socks are SO beautiful. Someday I want to sit with you to learn the yarn and steps to making socks.

Mom

Bertha said...

These turned out so beautiful! I can't wait to try this pattern!

Damaris said...

when I have child number 2 (no, I~m not pregnant) will you make him or her booties like you made for Enzo? I'm just preparing you because I DO want to get pregnant sometime in the next 6 months.