Tuesday, May 01, 2007

FO Report Sock Madness Round 3

Thanks for all the love! I love you guys too! And just for the record Tam, I check your blog every day and I do care if you post or not (do you feel the pressure?).

If you've been assuming that because I haven't posted on my knitting blog it must be because I haven't knit anything, you are sorely mistaken. All that time I could have spent composing blog posts and uploading pictures has been spent knitting instead (amoung other things like eating, sleeping, and watering the children) I've been a knitting machine. Well not a machine, I didn't finish a sweater or anything. But I did make myself a couple of fancy new pairs of socks.

Painted Madness

Pattern: Painted Madness

Yarn: Knit picks Sock Garden, Zinnia, now discontinued

Needles: Size 1.5 dpns

Modifications: None, they're not allowed.


Let me state that hands down, these are my favorite sock madness socks. I love the clever cast on: you knit the pointed hem side-ways, then pick up along the edge to Super Cute Toesknit the sock from there. I love turning the sock inside out half way through knitting. I love the cute swirl toe. It's not the most comfortable toe, but it's the cutest! I would never have knit these socks if left to my own devices. I didn't think I was a cuff sock kinda gal. But it turns out I am.

I love these socks. And of course my love of knit picks sock yarn is well documented. These socks are squishy, and comfy, and will be quite warm for the week of winter we will have next december. The pattern is available for purchase by emailing the designer at twistedtreasures@verizon.net or from Mountain Knits and Pearls East Stroudsburg, PA. Either way the cost is $4.00 and $1.00 for postage and handling. I did indeed pass round three of Sock Madness. I think I was the third person to finish my socks so I advanced to round four as part of the "Sweet Sixteen."

Man I love these socks!

Tomorrow? Round Four wrap up.


Knittypants said...

Cute toes and cuffs. Great socks! Looking forward to the next pair.

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

Mamma, are you in on the Sidelines Gang knitalong? You if anyone should be able to beat the socks off the Final Four time-wise. See you down there? I'm bringing the Baileys, the chilled Chardonnay and the praline. Somebody else is bringing the toyboys, the butterscotch schnapps and the cocoa.

Ginger said...

Love your socks. I did a bit of a double take because as I was reading your blog I was knitting a sock, in exactly the same yarn.