Sunday, May 17, 2009

FO Sunday

I'm back from Cleveland. We spent 3 days training and stuffing ourselves silly. They fed us 4 times a day at the training center... it's quite the experience, I think I'm still coming off my sugar buzz.

The socks below are not a result of incompetence or residual over-sugaring, though. They are yet-to-be-felted Fuzzy Feet made out of some leftover Christmas yarn. Lamb's Pride in Pine and some other festive colorway. I've never felted anything in our frontloader, so I'm curious to see how it goes.

On my way to the airport, I finished my Sockadelic socks. They were so much fun to knit! An easy chevron/lace pattern that knits up quickly, and yarn that spirals and nearly glows in the dark because it's so bright... a winning combo.

I've been on a bright-as-all-getout kick lately. Must be the desire to see flowers bloom, the sun shine, and the gray weather go away. Yes, I'm goth, but my moods are very weather-dependent, and bright, sunny weather makes me happy and bouncy. Go figure. Sometimes, you just can't fight biology.

Pattern: Sockadelic
Yarn: Politically Incorrect sock yarn, got it in my shipment for the Sugarbee Studios sock club last fall.
Needles: US #0 (what else?)
Mods: None. The color is incredibly bright, and I really enjoyed knitting these socks. It's an easy lace pattern that looks awesome when you combine it with the yarn. Loved it.

In other news, I'm almost done with my Back to School U-Neck Vest from Fitted Knits. I only have one armhole to go, and it'll be done. Pictures and pattern errata coming up as soon as I'm done!


Corrina said...

Love 'em! I think that crazy colorway was my favorite of all of them so far.

Mary said...

Hallo Batty,
diese schrillen Socken sind absolut stark.

Liebe Grüße

Norm Deplume said...

Someday I really need to make some Fuzzy Feet. I always covet them when I see others' projects.

If I ever get around to finishing my current pair of socks, I might make my mom some glow-in-the-dark bedsocks. She'd get a real kick out of them.

Beverly said...

Them are some bright socks. Love 'em!

weezalana said...

Bright and watermelony! I'm with you on the summertime = bright colorways!

Anonymous said...

Those socks are awesome! They kind of remind me of watermelon. Mmmm, watermelon....

Bezzie said...

I love those Fuzzy Feet! So elfian!

The color in the crazy socks is pretty colorfast? I could just see my sweaty feet turing purple and green and black!

cpurl17 said...

Wouldn't it be cool if your socks glowed in the dark? They're very groovy!

Zonda said...

Wow, those Sockadelic socks are wild and I think suit you ;) Neat colors of fuzzy feet too!

Tips on front loading felting with LP. 1-it make take more than 1 cycle. 2-use old jeans or tennis balls to help agitate. 3-just stop the cycle, wait for door to unlock and check. (you know before rinse cycle) then I usually restart if needed and try again. Lambs pride does take longer than like Cascade 220 or Paton's but it can be done. :) Good luck!

adrienne said...

Welcome back! The Sockadelic socks are awesome! Very cheerful :)

Rocky Moreno said...

I can't wait to see how those look felted.