Friday, July 06, 2007

I've been knitting

Thank you so much to all of you who commented on your favorite colorways and which colorways might make a good DK weight yarn. It was surprising for me to see which colorways were a hit. The popular ones seem to be Moonflowers, Wisteria, Kelp Seahorse, Fishing With My Father, and Red Robin: Bird, Nest, & Eggs. Thank you so much, everyone. I really appreciate your thoughts.

I used an on-line random number generator, and lucky number 13 was the integer that came up. TigerLily was the 13th person to comment, so the prize goes to her. Congrats, TigerLily!

I've been knitting.

I have three pairs of socks that I haven't shown you all yet. The socks above (pictures were taken with my old camera) were made for my mother, over 60 stitches on size one dpns, using my Autumn's Tremblings yarn. My mother told me that she prefers anklets. Well, why didn't you say so earlier? Anklets? Geez. I'll knit you a whole basket of anklets, mom.

And guess what other bit of knitter's fortune befell me while I was in Texas: my little sister told me that she too prefers anklets.

These anklets, for my little sister, were made with size one dpns over 60 stitches with Opal Tiger. Her school colors are orange and black; their mascot is the panther; I thought, close enough. She's in marching band; they made it to the state competition last year; I don't know why I'm thinking of these anklets as good-luck charms. Somehow, while knitting them, I thought, if she has these, they'll go to state again.

It's very easy for me to see now why "witches" in old stories were also spinners and/or knitters.

And, I did, indeed, make some socks for me. These lovelies were made with size one dpns over 60 stitches using Trekking XXL 126. My mother saw the yarn and LOVED it, so she's getting a pair of Trekking 126 anklets very soon.

Michelle of All Things Crafted sent us six lovely squares. Four were crocheted by her Aunt Sieka (let me know, Michelle, if I spelled her name wrong) and two were knit by Michelle. These squares are for Elwin, a survivor, and in memory of Roger Jimmo. Thank you so much, Michelle!

I'll do a special blanket-drive blog post within the next two weeks, and in that post I'll announce all the winners of the special prizes. Thank you all so much for making this happen.

In the meantime, I have a lot of yarn to dye.


The_Add_Knitter said...

Wait--people who prefer anklets? A knitter's dream, right?!! So nice to see a whole slew of FOs from you!!

Leslie said...

Wow, so many things taking off for you. Congrats all on all the yarn projects. Glad to see the Trekking 126 socks that you worked so hard to get in your stash!

I started a pair of socks in the Kelp Sea Horse but can't get a good picture of the colors. I'm using a plain stockinette toe-up pattern and they're working out really well.

In fact, the socks are going much better than Pickwick, which perhaps you're hearing grumbles about. Don't tell, but I'm a little tired of Dickens at this point. Could be a long couple of months!

Specs said...

You know people who prefer anklets? You are quite possibly one of the the luckiest knitters ever.

And it's good to see you knitting again! I feel like it's been a while since that happened (although, duh, is hasn't at all).

K. said...

I've been thinking about trying some anklets I've had on my to do list for ages. I also noticed knitty has some anklets in their summer issue. How cool to have people asking for them!