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Thursday, March 15, 2012

March Socks Are Finished

My March socks for the sock challenge are done! WooHoo!! These are called Dragonfly Socks. I started them back in January and finished them last night. This is the fabulous yarn I won from Judy L called Muscadine Sock from Springtree Road. I see there are new colors there...oh dear. I must be strong but gosh, that blue!!! I. Want. It. I must be strong......

I had such fun with the simple lace pattern of the Dragonfly Socks that I chose to use a different lace pattern called Into The Green Socks. I'm using Premier sock yarn from my stash for this pair. I had planned to try 2 socks at once, toe up but I'm having a devil of a time with the cast on. Maybe I will try that one next month with some thicker yarn. Maybe I just need to sit down a concentrate for a while and I will figure it out.

See the red rectangle in the photo. That is a Clover Knitting Counter Kacha-Kacha I had no clue it had the words Kacha-Kacha in the name and that kind of makes me giggle. So I will call it the Kacha-Kacha from now on instead of the clicker. Anyhow....I like to use a magnet board to hold my instructions and I need to use the counter because I usually knit for just a few minutes at a time doing just a few rows (unless I just park myself in the chair for a while) and I am notorious for losing my place.

So last night when I lost my clicker for the 4th time, I remembered I have a bunch of magnets. I got one and the bottle of Weldbond and in just a minute, I had my problem solved. Wonder why it took me so long to think of this...

Oh and my blue sock blockers, a gift to myself from KnitPicks--you know I needed to get that free shipping!! Now I feel just like a real sock knitter............

3 comments:

Nancy said...

I use a magnetic board for my patterns, too. I put the pattern in a plastic sheet protector and slide the magnetic board between the protector and the pattern. Great idea to attach the magnet to the clicker. You need to suggest it to the manufacturer.

Great-looking socks!

Judy Laquidara said...

Those socks are so pretty! Glad you liked the yarn. I'm going to try that pattern next, I think. Doesn't having the sock blockers make them look so much better for pictures? Great tip with the magnet . . no I need to see if I can find a magnet around here. I'm thinking I'll super glue mine to the coffee table next to where I knit! :)

Suzanne said...

Beautiful job! I can't wait to become a better knitter so I can attempt socks!