Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Finished Socks - Encore Scrappies and Dragonflies KAL





Here are the two latest pairs of socks that I have completed.

The scrappy socks are made from leftovers. I had these colours leftover after making a bunch of hats for charity. The yarn is Encore Colors Worsted Weight knitted on Size 4s. I just used the yarns as they came along, which is why there are 5 different yarns in these socks. It is also why there is no rhyme or reason to the colour blocking.

The Dragonflies are knitted in a lace stitch that looks like a dragonfly. These were done in a Cascade Yarns Sassy Stripes sock weight yarn knitted on Size 2s. As you can see I didn't get the striping to line up as the yarn was wound different on the 2 skeins I had and I decided "screw it", I am not going to make myself crazy trying to get it to line up. Hey, they are my socks, therefore, it's my rules. I would only wish that my pictures would show the design better, however, sigh...

BTW, these Dragonfly in Amber KAL socks are going to have a felted bag in the shape of a thistle to go with. Green Pi in earlier post is the beginning of that project...

12 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

They look great! I am working on a pair of brown socks now that, eventhough they are the same dye lot, stopped at different varigated areas, so the toes look like they are two totally differen yarns. I almost gave up but thought, what the heck.....
I love the left-over socks; I enjoy making them and wearing them and always get compliments as they are so quirky.
GOOD WORK!

sapphireblue said...

I love the colors!! Especially the blue.

Leslie said...

But sweetie, they are green and purple and the other are rainbow. Which pair of socks are you talking about?

sapphireblue said...

I'm sorry. From the P.C. that I was on from work, it looked like green and blue.

Leslie said...

No worries, I forgot that some monitors, don't read colours true, just like my camera doesn't picture them true, sometimes..

Hope said...

Lovely socks Leslie! The Dragonfly socks turned out beautiful!

Jan said...

If I could knit that fast I'd have a dozen pair of hand knit socks. Mine take forever, I am the slowest knitter in the world evidently. I love your dragonfly socks, no matter what color they are.

Leslie said...

Thanks, Jan. I have gotten faster with practice and I have a lot of time on my hands... I have given most of them away, but I am working toward the goal of one pair for everyday and 2 in the wash. I have two pair in cotton and soy for summer and will need to work on them after I get the winter ones squared away.

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

I love your socks! I have never been brave enough to knit anything that does not include straight lines! Thanks for your comments. It is nice to meet you. I do wish that you were still nearby in Boulder! Maybe we will meet someday...I used to play the Celtic Harp...It is nice to read about your club involvements. Stay in touch. I'll keep my eye on your blog entries too! Camilla

tandemsandy said...

the dragon fly socks look great and I love the other ones I had been wondering what to do with all my wee bits of left over sock yarn thanks for the idea...

Lutrah's Ocean Alter said...

Oh, I love how the Dragonfly socks came out...
I have a different pair on the needles now, but I have the pattern saved...I love the way the colors bob and weave like the pretty little darners...
I just love Diana Gabaldon!
I'm hoping to see her again next week at the Highland games in Phoenix...
I've been following that gal around for years!

Leslie said...

Oh, you are a Diana Stalker too? I hope you get to see her in PHX, she lives in Mesa, so she's usually there. I had lunch with her and she came to a Blair Handafst Renewal that same year. I have a picture of her totally surrounded by guests as SHE IS SO TINY.

The socks went really fast and I already have another pair on the needles in a different colour way of yarn.