Sittin’ and Knittin’

Speck seemed real needy today and wanted to sit by me all day.

I am sick and just felt like sleeping in the recliner all day.

The electricity was off and all I could do was sit in the recliner and knit.

OK . . none of the above is totally true but all three statements are partially correct. First thing this morning I took Speck to the vet and got his nails trimmed. Then he got a bath. Then I washed all the bedding from his crate. Then I washed our sheets. Whew . . it was almost 10 a.m. and I decided to run to the grocery store. Got home in time to get lunch done and then I intended to go sew but .. Speck kept wanting me to sit with him, I really felt kinda tired and I just felt like sitting and knitting so that’s what I did. Here are some of my latest projects. You’d think I’ve fallen in love with blue!

Opal Blue SocksSmooshy SocksSocks1 in progressSocks2 in progress

I think you can click on each picture to see a bigger picture.

The first pair are socks were made using some Opal yarn, wool/nylon blend, and I finished them a couple of weeks ago.

The second pair is Fleece Artist’s Somoko yarn, 65% merino woolm, 20% kid, 10% nylon and 5% silk. At the end of last year, I signed up for Simply Socks Yarn‘s 2008 yarn club and this was the first of three packages I’ll receive during the year. The yarn arrived on February 11 and I started working on it immediately.

The third pair is an Opal neon, another wool/nylon blend.

The fourth pair is another Opal blend.

For those who have asked about the pattern I use, it’s Classic Socks for the Family, by Yankee Knitter. The pattern was sent to me as a gift and I made my first pair of socks from that pattern and almost every pair I’ve made have been from this pattern.

We’re expecting yet another ice storm here tonight and tomorrow. Seems like areas south of us are going to get hit worse than we are but I’m hoping none of us lose power. Oh well, if my power goes off, I can still sit and knit! 🙂



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    OOOOH, I love how the sock club yarn knitted up, I can’t wait to start mine! It sounds like you needed a day to just relax, I’m glad you took advantage of it.

    At least during the stormy weather your feet will be warm!

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    Marilyn says

    Beautiful socks, Judy. Sorry about the ice. I shouldn’t tell you that we have had weather in the 60’s and 70’s. Today is a different story –back into the 40’s. I have some daffodils blooming. Yaay!

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    I am pea green with envy that you can knit. I am now allowed to take the soft cast off for an hour a day and knit. Slow going though….

    Your socks are luscious. That is my favorite pattern also. I have started doing 3 knit and 2 purls just to have some sort of pattern.

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    Connie says

    Can I “dibbie” socks? I wish I could knit. Ok, take that back, I do NOT need another hobby/compulsion.

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    I really love the look of your socks but I don’t like working on double pointed needles so I’m not going to try them myself. I’m kind of in the mood to crochet so I might dig up some yarn and start a baby afghan.

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    Evelyn says

    Thanks for the sock pattern link – I am going to order that because Little Boy really wants me to knit him some socks – he already picked out his yarn!!! My sister gave him a pair of hand knit socks as a present and I am thinking – there is no going back to store bought socks now (thanks sis!). I hope I catch on to knitting socks as well as you did.