I’m still here!

So sorry it’s been so long since I posted last!  My husband went out of town for work, and then his trip got extended so the boys and I drove down to visit with him in Atlanta for the weekend.  It’s been a busy few weeks here!

The view from our hotel.

I haven’t touched my  Master Knitter swatches, so I’m falling behind on my goal to have all the swatches done before the Greensboro conference!  I need to get those done!!!

I did finish a pair of socks, though – these are the month 1 socks for Summer of Socks 2011.

Pattern: Summer Spirals by Ina Isobe
Yarn: TOFUtsies in color 791 (pink/grey)
Needles: US 0
Started: July 2, 2011
Finished: July 15, 2011
Modifications: none, really.  I did the k2tog spiral on one sock, and the ssk spiral on the other sock to mirror them.

I like how they fit.  This was my first time working with Tofutsies, and I like it, although it was quite splitty.  Should be a comfy pair of summer ankle socks.

The heels

The second Camp Loopy project started July 15th, and I had ordered my yarn for it as soon as the project was announced on July 1st.   I ordered Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in color Calligraphy.   I was going to do Bayerische socks, but then changed my mind and casted on for Cable Net socks instead.  I did the ribbing and then decided that the size I casted on was too big, so I ripped it out and started over with a smaller size.  Then I got 24 rows into the cable section:

24 rows in.

…and decided they were still way too big.  And I didn’t like the tiny cables.  They were killing my wrists, and I felt like they didn’t ‘pop’ enough.  SO… it got frogged. :-(

Now I’ve casted on, AGAIN, this time for the Viking Socks.  It’s going much more swimmingly.

And I think the cables will ‘pop’ much more in this pattern.  I’m only two rows into the cabling, so there’s not much to see yet, but I’m liking what I’m seeing so far.

I have until August 15th to get these socks done for the Camp Loopy contest, and then in just a few days the month 2 Summer of Socks pattern KAL will start, too!  I’m also hoping to finish a few of my sock WiPS that are laying around, including one I’m in the middle of designing – and that is *this* close to being done!

I guess this is really going to be a summer of socks for me!!  :-)

Happy Knitting, everyone!

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About Heather Storta

I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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2 Responses to I’m still here!

  1. Brandon Thomas says:

    Yar! Viking socks!

  2. Pingback: More socks! (and more yarn!) | KnitsByHeather

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