Monday, December 29, 2008

Knitting... and Cats

There has been knitting. A few months ago, I subscribed to the Sugarbee sock club... the wonderful person who sells Politically Incorrect Yarns, which... how can you not love the name? I mean, come on. And she has colorways named after mixed drinks. The one for the Beachcomber Socks was called Sex on the Beach. Great name!

And great yarn -- with a fun to knit pattern to boot. I showed this to the owner of the LYS near work, and she couldn't stop asking questions about it. I mean... blues and browns, with slightly greenish bits. Like water lapping at the shore.

And look at the fun pooling. Beachcombers, pooling, get it?

OK, you can stop cringing now.

Pattern Details:
Pattern: Beachcomber Socks by picnicknits
Yarn: Politically Incorrect Yarns and Fibers 100% Wool Sock in Sex on the Beach
Needles: US #0
Modifications: I made the shaft 8" long because I like tall socks and my skinny legs and tiny feet don't use up much yarn. I still have enough left over for footie socks, I think!

And now, some kitty cuteness. Merlin and Morgana cuddled up, taking a nap together. They're over a year old and they still love each other!

There has been some holiday knitting, but... ahem, it's blocking upstairs. Can't show pictures of it quite yet. Well, at least not here. If you want to take a look at it in its unblocked state, go check out its project page on rav.
Apologies to all who are not on ravelry. I just can't have the recipient peeking.


IrishgirlieKnits said...

Awwww.....those kitties melt my heart!! So cute!

Those socks are fabulous!! Love the color!

Gingerbread said...

Fantastic colour love the socks they are unusual. Thanks for the link. Your cats are getting on well so nice. Julie.C

Linnea said...

Oh, I love the sock colors! Beautiful. Who says pooling is bad? Those are great.

Bonnie said...

Wow--excellent pattern and socks!

Bezzie said...

Wow! I'm very impressed you got such long socks out of one skein!! And with leftovers! Nice!

adrienne said...

The socks look great! That's an awesome colourway :)

Corrina said...

Love 'em!

Beverly said...

Heehee! You called it a "shaft". That made me giggle. Yes, I'm a 12 yo girl.

Lovely socks. That colorway is so pretty.

weezalana said...

Great job on the socks! And you're right, how can you not love the name of that yarn!

Hee hee, cute snuggly kitties!

Zonda said...

Love the socks! Hehe..great yarn name :) Happy 2009!

Susann said...

Love your socks! The colour is gorgeus.