Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Work-in-Progress Wednesday 74

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great New Year's celebration. As mentioned in my NYE post, we took it easy at home. It was really relaxing. On the 1st, we saw The Adventures of Tintin, which we really enjoyed, and yesterday we had breakfast, walked on the beach, went for tiki drinks and then I went to my knitting group. It was an awesome day. You're probably thinking, a walk on the beach in winter? Well, we're getting freakishly warm weather here in San Diego, and it was in the low 70s F with not a cloud in the sky! On the first it got up into the 80s F. Crazy, huh? Anyway, you're not here to listen to me ramble about the weather report for San Diego, you're here to see a little knitting!

I'm happy to report, I finished the socks I shared with you last Wednesday, and started my knitting group's Harry Potter Sock Challenge. As mentioned in my New Year's post, a few of us decided to knit all of Erica Lueder's Harry Potter themed sock patterns this year. I believe there are 10 or 11 of them currently, so we'll be doing one or two twice unless she releases new ones in time. One of the lovely ladies from my group contacted Erica and I think she mentioned she did plan to release new ones. YAY! If you remember, I've already done one of the patterns, Hermione's Everyday Socks. I don't mind doing this one again because it was a VERY fun, easy pattern, they looked great and I didn't knit them for myself the first time around. I can't wait to have my own pair.

This month we started with The Weasley Rib. I decided to do it in Harvest Sweets, the Candy Skein Monthly Sock club color from November '11. I haven't gotten too far, as you can see, but so far, I don't like this pattern as much as the Hermione one. There is a LOT of purling, and the rows start and end with purls, so it's hard not to get ladders on the sides. I'm making them for my husband, as I thought he'd enjoy the pattern and colorway. Okay, okay, that's only half of it. I'm also tired of hand washing his non-superwash socks I made him for his first pair, so if I give him a superwash pair, I can throw these in with the laundry and only have to wash his other pair half as much since he won't be wearing them as much. Sneaky, right?








Anyway, the really cool thing so far on the socks is the way the colors are pooling. One side of the sock looks mostly brown and red, the other side brown and orange. Crazy huh? Can you see the difference in the two pictures? I can't wait to see what it does down the rest of the sock with this pattern. I'm thinking it might swirl, but we'll have to wait and see. :)

That's it for me today! What are you working on?

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28 comments:

  1. I'm also doing socks at the moment. My first ever pair of toe-up socks, and if I finish them, my first pair of finished socks.

    I love the colours you're using.

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  2. love the colour you've chosen :)

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  3. Congrats on all of those socks!! Sounds nice and warm!

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  4. That yarn is so-o-o beautiful, my favourite autumn colors in one. Those socks are going to be great!
    I'm joining you today with something, that was supposed to be a WIP, but only in two days became a FO - the famous Bella Mittens. No wonder 7750 people on Ravelry have already made these - they are exquisitely well written, beautiful and free!

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  5. Gorgeous colour. I am hoping to tackle sock knitting this year, we'll see how that goes!

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  6. That is sneaky, but also a very good plan!! Means you spend less time handwashing and more time doing better things!

    I do like the colour pooling that you have mentioned, they are very warm colours too :)

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  7. I've never made socks, maybe one day is I find a decent crochet ar tunisian pattern.

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  8. Loving the colour of those socks, they look great. And happy new year!

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  9. I can't wait to check out others WIP. I love the color for the socks your making.

    I'm pleased that I finally get to participate. My WIP is chunky hat and slippers.

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  10. Hey, that sounds like the perfect way to spend New Year's holiday :). The color of those socks is beautiful! Can't wait to see more of them! Happy New Year!

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  11. Love the color no matter which side is showing!

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  12. So somehow my computer jumped to your last week post and I ended up putting my comment there.... argh! Anyway, I had said that I loved your socks and really love the getting out of laundry spin to them too! Your weather sounds so nice - it was 14 degrees F when I left for work today. :(

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  13. I love the colour of that yarn. It's glorious.

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  14. OH I really like that color. I can see why it was November's pick. Looks like it works up very nicely.

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  15. Thanks Tami,
    You taught me my word of the day: pooling. :)

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  16. I love the way the colours are working out. It makes me want to cast on the October colour right now!!!

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  17. That yarn is just gorgeous. So rich and earthy.

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  18. I love the colour of your socks. I'm looking forward to seeing what they do as you go. Happy New Year!

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  19. I love the socks! the color too! Hope the pattern starts to work out more toward your liking :)

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  20. I LOVE how the colors are pooling on your sock. I think it will add so much interest to the finished product.

    Funny, we went to the beach on New Year's and had a great time. We are in Northern California so went to Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz. We always try to go no matter the weather to see the monarch butterflies clustering, but it was so warm out they were just flying around. Very nice time anyway.

    Happy New Year to you and thanks so much for your blog.

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  21. Loving the socks Tami, I'm in love with the colour of your yarn. Can't wait to see how it pools, I think you're right, it will swirl! x

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  22. Wonderful colors. I love how it is different on each side.

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  23. I'm glad you are continuing with WIP Wednesday this year. I also really like the color of that yarn you're using for the socks. Very pretty!

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  24. hahah very sneaky!
    I love the colors, too.

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  25. I love this color! I don't like purling and hate getting ladders. I think I'm going to try socks again in 2012... maybe...

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  26. I am loving that orange yarn - gorgeous!

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  27. found you via aplayfulday and hope to manage to post the WIP Wednesdays this year LOL -- I have a ton of beloved WIPs to work on.

    Looking forward to looking around here at the rest of your blog!
    thanks,
    Maryjo

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