Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Work-in-Progress Wednesday 44
Welcome to Work in Progress Wednesday, the sock edition! I warned you. There will be a lot of socks in my (and your) future. This week's socks are a little different than previous, due to the fact that I'm actually making interesting ones, which brings me to my first WIP.
The first one is the Circle Socks, which I've dutifully titled Pucks and Canucks. You see, it's the Stanley Cup finals and seeing as my yarn is Vancouver Canucks colors (not on purpose) and they're playing for Lord Stanley (unfortunately...sorry Nikki!), I thought the title was appropriate. I started these on the 5th, but then RE-started them Tuesday (yesterday for those reading this) due to the fact that I screwed up. I was sitting on the beach in beautiful 75 degree weather (but with wind. Do you know how hard it is to knit fingering weight yarn in the wind?!?) when I started them, and despite looking at the pattern as I went, I didn't really LOOK at the pattern. Uhh..yeah. Let's just say the second time is going swimmingly. I hope to take a BITE (anyone watching the Stanely Cup Finals??!! If so, yes, that bite reference was on purpose) out of these, and move along quickly on them. I'm doing the Sock Knitters Anonymous June challenge, which these qualify for.
Because I'm insane, I decided to try another sock while working on the circle socks. To even further prove my insanity, not only am I doing another challenging (not really challenging but not a vanilla sock either) sock AND it's a test knit. I don't have a Ravelry link yet, but you'll be able to see these grow as I work on them. Because I'm also crazy AND insane, I decided to make them in BRIGHT ORANGE, using Candy Skein fingering in Orange Sherbet. Fun, right? I call these my Caution socks. Get it? They're as bright as a traffic cone? Okay, maybe not the most creative, but there you go. The reason I'm using orange? Another challenge! This one is for the SolidSocks group, and this month's color is...you guessed it, ORANGE!
And because I want to bore you some more, I'm not done with this sock (though I'm close and hope to have them done for FO Friday). You know all about these socks, so I won't keep rambling. Instead, check out everyone else's WIPs! Oh yes, and I'm very sorry to those links I didn't get to last Wednesday! I promise to hit all of them this week.
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