Monday, February 23, 2009

Fern Clog Socks - Creative Every Day

I finished the Fern Clog Socks yesterday, which I started while watching the testimony in court on Friday. Obviously, a fast knit. Erin will take a pix of them later today and I will post them later this evening. They knitted up very nicely and I am very please with them. I got the pattern from Ravelry, of course. I did make a change to them in that I didn't like the published decrease on the left side of the pattern and did a different one that satisfied my sense of symmetry better.

For my Creative Every Day Challenge, I cast on a new pair of Dragonfly socks for me and dyed some cotton fiber with tea.

I dyed the cotton yarn (bought on sale at Knitter's Kove, woot) that was too bright for what it's intended use is with tea. I have been saving teabags for about 2 weeks and had quite the bowl full. The yarn is going to be for a sock project I am doing for Erin as she has not learned to knit socks yet. She is violently susceptible to wool itchies, so I make her socks in cotton, bamboo or some other non-wool fiber.

These socks are a special project that I am not talking about until they are done as we haven't seen/found a pattern for them and maybe will want to publish it ourselves after it's all said and done. Stay tuned for the progress on them.


8 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Congrats on the fern socks!
I can't seem to get anywhere on the new size 0 socks....I knit and knit and they just stay the same size......it's like Groundhog day..... ;)
Will be anxious to hear about the one's you're dyeing the fiber for!

Leslie said...

The pictures are now posted.

sapphireblue said...

Lovely socks!!

Leslie said...

Thanks sweetie, fast and fun. I made one change from the instructions as I didn't like the left leaning decrease, so I have a ladder but I am the only one that can see it...

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

They look great---I may have to try some when the current *Groundhog Day* socks are done.....

Diana Troldahl said...

ohhh pretty pretty :-}

Leslie said...

Thanks ladies, I appreciate you all coming to look at my bits and bobs.

tandemsandy said...

gorgeous they look so comfy and also warm.