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Friday, May 8, 2009

May Flowers

April showers bring May flowers!!

Details:

Pattern: Rogue Roses by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka The Yarn Harlot)
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock, Medium weight
Colorway: Gertrude Skein
Needles: KnitPicks 1.5
Dates: April 25 - May 8, 2009 (I knit the 1st sock in 2 days!!)
Size: Medium
Modifications: None really, other than not continuing the pattern all the way to the toe. I stopped after 5 repeats on the foot & then knit a standard wedge toe.

Recipient: My friend Julie in honor of her impending motherhood

These were such fun to knit. Lots of stockinette to let the sock fly by, but plenty of other things to keep you from getting bored. Making the little rose buds turned out to be pretty fun. Although -somewhere along sock #2 a rosebud 'fell off'. Oops - noticed that as I was knitting the foot; no way in hell I was ripping back. Rosebuds fall of bushes all of the time, right? Knitting with the medium weight also allows the socks to fly off the needles.

My friend inadvertently saw these socks before the planned unveiling at her baby shower next week. Fortunately, she doesn't know they are for her & her reaction with oohs and aahs lets me know she will like them. :0) Now to finish the baby sweater for her little bump.

The photo makes the yarn look very orange-y. I think that's because I rushed out to take photos this morning (around 7:40am) as the sun was just above the mountains. Here's another to show the detail & the color:

Enjoy the weekend! I know I will - the sun is shining & the snow is gone! :0)

Ciao ~

3 comments:

pdxknitterati said...

The Rogue Roses look great! I hope Julie doesn't read your blog...

carolyn said...

What gorgeous socks! I love both pairs... Rogue Roses, and the other ones from your previous post.

Naomi said...

I wish I could say I have even cast-on for these! Too much homework but eventually I'll get to it!

Your friend is very lucky, indeed!