Monday, April 14, 2008

Scenic Socks and More!

Pattern: Broken Cable Rib by Ann Budd
Yarn: Dream In Color Smooshy, Deep Seaflower


Really, there's not much to say here. They are gorgeous! I am so happy with them. I knit nearly all of them while in Alaska with my family. Then Hub and I escaped one afternoon to give them a special Alaska photo shoot. I was freezing. Did I mention that in the chaos of getting us all out the door at 3am for the airport I forgot my coat?! Ugh. Not smart! A day or two after this I took possession of one of my brothers wrestling team jackets. I was SO fashionable... but warm.

I did make a few simple modifications which I detailed out in Ravelry if you are interested.

I also started this pair while I was there... and finished them up here at home. It's so odd to say that because Alaska IS my home. Just not right now. So I'm home from going home. Strange but true! I thought my Mama deserved a little something for having 10 people in her house for over two weeks!


Pattern: Citrine Socklets from IK, Holiday 2007
Yarn: Louet Gems Sport, Lilac

These are a LOT cuter on feet. But Mom has tiny feet so I couldn't stuff my big 'un's in to show them off.

I have a house guest this week! It's one of my brothers from Alaska! His twin to got go to Arizona with a friend for spring break. So he got to come here, hang with us and go snowboarding with Hub. Then this weekend MIL arrives to celebrate Miss E's 2nd birthday! All this business is keeping me from crashing into depression about being home and away from family again. So it's good. I'll sort through the gross amount of pictures that were taken and get you a little taste of Alaska soon!

8 comments:

Hattie said...

Aww I know how you feel, my family is all in NY, so I get that way. I haven't seen any of them since last summer, and that was my dad...

Beautiful socks, I adore both pairs!

Meghann said...

Miss E is TWO?!? I remember her being so little! Oh wait...C will be 2 later this year....um, maybe I'm a little bit in denial. LOL!

SJ said...

Both pairs of socks look great! (The color of the Smooshy is to die for!) I'm sure your mother will adore hers. I made my MIL a pair with the Gems Sport, and she has told me several times that they are the most comfortable socks ever.

tiennie said...

Beautiful socks - both pairs! Great photos too. :)

Jill L said...

your socks are lovely!

Danielle said...

Beautiful socks, and great photos! Not long ago, you weren't much of a sock knitter, if I remember right... looks like you found your inner sock knitter :)

Anne said...

Gorgeous! Both of them! And I do love the photo shot of the top socks - gorgeous scenery.

insanknitty said...

both socks are lovely! I love the photos of the first pair, and will definitely be trying out that second pair!