Saturday, March 31, 2007

My Lenten Rose Retro Rib Socks

Hi everyone! I've been so enjoying all your fabulous socks and am excited to finally post my first pair here:
These are the Retro Rib Socks that I knitted for my hubby using the Lenten Rose yarn. Love this yarn and can't wait for tomorrow to cast on with the BoP yarn. More info and pics can be found here. Thanks for stopping by! Tiennie

A Completed Pair

My first installment of the Petals Collection, Lenten Rose, is ready to wear. I followed the pattern as written using size 1 DPN's. I like the neutrality of the grays so I will be wearing these a lot come fall.
Did I think that I missed the cut off for the next go of the Petals Collection? If so, what folly! I belong to another sock club but this yarn has become a favorite already. The Bird of Paradise will be wound into a tight ball this week and get tucked into carry on luggage to wing its way to Maui late May.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Bird of Paradise Completed!!

I finished my Bird Of Paradise Socks! Yippee!!
These were knit on size 2 dpns using Craftoholic's Orchid Pattern
Thanks for everyone's lovely comments about them as I progressed! Now I am on to my Socks That Rock Club Socks.....(I have since also joined 2 other sock clubs.......all of which deliver at the same my mailbox will be full at the end of April!) Happy Knitting everyone!
:) Diana

Calling all Birds of Paradise!

Where is everyone? I'll show my Bird of Paradise socks here, since I can't believe no one else has, yet. I loved the pattern, and more close-up photos are on my blog.

Amy (Eyeknit)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

My Lenten Rose interpretation

I chose the Pembrokeshire Pathways pattern as I see another club member did...great minds think alike! I loved this pattern, the darling little cable-ettes were super simple when using the cabling without a cable needle method demonstrated nicely by Grumperina. I think I would make a second pair - and usually when I am finished with a pair of socks that's it. The bleachy streak is actually the sun shining accross my socks - the sun, in Wisconsin!

I have started the slipped stitch ribbed pattern with the Bird of Paradise, I love the yarn and the pattern is keeping me interested as well so far. I was so happy to see Sundara is going on for another round - whew, she is a magician!

Friday, March 09, 2007

My Bird Of Paradise So Far

Hi everyone! I just wanted to say how thrilled I am that Sundara has decided to continue The Petals Collection!! I am definitely still in...are you?
I just wanted to share a pic of my latest sock so far. I decided to go with Craftoholic's Orchid Sock Pattern I am very pleased so far. I am up to my heel and trying to decide what type to do. I have never been able to figure out the wrapping involved in a short row heel....even after studying lots of tutorials...and I never have the nerve to try it on a sock that I have worked hard on. Any tips or suggestions? Here's a pic of my sock:

Bird of Paradise Petals Collection Sock in Progress

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Paradise Found!

After several horrid starts I have found the perfect pattern for the Bird of Paradise Yarn.

The color repeats are working absolutely perfectly. If you look closely you can see that the crossed over slipped stitches maintain the same color across the row. These rows are also repeating in the same order. I think it is perfect. Details here.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Two pairs from Jane

I finally finished up some of my Petals Collection socks, just in time for the arrival of the new package. I really love how both pairs turned out! On the right is Fall Foliage, knitted up in "Embossed Leaves" from Interweave's Favorite Socks.

On the left are my Lenten Rose socks, using the Yarn Over Cable stitch in Sensational Knitted Socks. Details for both pairs are on my blog.

I just might start my Bird of Paradise socks today. They'll cheer me up no matter what the weather brings (March is a long month here, more winter than January). Thank you for this beautiful yarn, Sundara!