Thursday, April 16, 2009

Keep It Simple

Sometimes there is nothing more satisfying than a simple stockinette sock -- as was the case when my most recent Rockin' Sock Club package arrived. It came with a beautiful pattern designed by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, but unfortunately I just did not care for how it was combining with the yarn. So, I frogged back to the picot cuff, left the pattern for another day (and another yarn), and proceeded with a plain sock.

Pattern: basic stockinette, worked over 56 stitches, with a picot cuff, slip-stitch heel, and wide toe
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock mediumweight, colorway Gertrude Skein, one skein
Needles: two 16" US 2 (2.75 mm) Addi Turbo circs
Started/Completed: April 7/April 15

Easy peasy, mindless knitting done mostly during my lunch break at work. The finished socks are thick and comfy -- good house socks.

Now, I find myself with only one project on the needles, and I think you know what that is. Looks like I'm about to run out of the red yarn for the pajamas, too. Mr. Foster might have to make the trip to the Midwest in the nude!


  1. There's not much worse than a nude monkey. At least he's not anatomically correct.

  2. Only one project? Does. not. compute.

    How about a Calla Lily Bag?

  3. As you can easily guess, this shipment was So. Not. Me. Haven't decided what to do with the yarn yet. I'll probably trade it to someone who likes it. ;-)

  4. Nice, comfy socks! Does the picot cuff sxtayup as well as ribbing?

  5. Erm, stay up. Not sxtayup. Apparently I channel alien when I type before coffee.

  6. There is a Gertrude Stein colorway? Now I wish I woulda joined...