Numerical Knitting

September 7, 2007

Sock, Sock, Sock, and a Surprise!

Filed under: General,Knitting — by bethc @ 3:41 pm

Despite the lack of blogging, there has been some knitting going on. That, and a whole lot of crazy since today is the last day of the first week of school. Whew. Somehow the ramp-up to the start hit me harder this year than most. I mean I’m always crazy, but this year I was super crazy. In any case, the year is settling in and the new crop of kids seems nice. Not brilliant, but nice and I’ll take nice over brilliant any day!

On to the knitting! I finished my Inside Out socks. The pattern is from the Rockin’ Sock Club (February). The yarn that came with it is very colorful and I thought all those cables would look better on a plainer yarn. These convinced me to go with something plain. I used Midsummers Night colorway and really like these. In fact, I just ordered some capri jeans just because they will look great with the socks! More details here and on Ravelry.

In other sock news I am loving New Pathways for Sock Knitters and knit up the practice Little Sky Sock. Since it looks like they will fit some small child in my life I decided to knit the other one too. I love the way these are built and can’t wait to get further in the book… oh the possibilities! I’m knitting this with some of the left-over yarn from Bunny’s Christmas Stocking. I’ll have to look up what it was because it’s knitting up really nice. They will be more like slippers though, far too thick to fit into shoes.

And a Surprise. A Baby Surprise Jacket that is. I started doing the attached i-cord and really didn’t like the color combination so I decided to go without. I found buttons I like and just a few days ahead of schedule baby Maya arrived. This will go in the mail to her this week-end. More details including how I did the longer sleeves are here and on Ravelry.

Whew, Friday afternoon and the quiet settles on the building. Now, to get ready for next week…


  1. Happy start to the school year! I found you via SAM4. I, too, am a teacher & totally understand the beginning of the year craziness. We just finished week #3 and our annual overnight retreat w/200 high school kids. Egads – I’m beat! Good thing there’s knitting to keep us teachers sane! Enjoy your weekend!

    Comment by Heather — September 8, 2007 @ 4:30 pm |Reply

  2. I love how your socks turned out. You have inspired me to someday work up that pattern….definatley NOT in the original color.

    Comment by Amber — September 10, 2007 @ 8:51 am |Reply

  3. Wow. I love the color you chose! The pattern was a challenge for me, but it turned out all right in the end. Good job!

    Comment by Kay — September 12, 2007 @ 1:29 pm |Reply

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