Saturday, May 19, 2007

This sock sure is going places . . .

This week I've worked on three different projects--the Chevron Scarf, the school bus socks, and the Bavarian Rockstar socks for Sockapalooza. This makes it feel like I'm not making a lot of progress on any of them, which isn't helped by my lack of car knitting. I'm dog and house sitting for a friend, and although my commute is longer in miles it's mostly highway and as a result there are virtually no long lights on the way--I've been lucky to get more than a 48-stitch row done in a day. Still, those little bits of knitting do add up, and I may finish the Chevron this weekend. In Sockapalooza news, here's the latest on the Bavarian Rockstar:


My creation


I took these photos on the ferry to Bainbridge Island this morning, Mom and I were headed to Churchmouse Yarns & Teas as part of the Western Washington LYS Tour (I'll write about that more tomorrow). On the right you can see some indication that we're on a boat, and on the left you can see the actual pattern and a better color representation. Good progress so far, I think, although I'm not 100% sure the four side cables are totally correct. It's a hard cable for me to visualize and the color variation hides the pattern (and hopefully any errors) a little. The biggest problem with knitting two socks at once is that ripping back involves two socks instead of one, or getting out of sync on the rows. I really think the socks look good so far, though--the center cable is pretty awesome. If at the end there are visible errors, there should still be time to knit another pair for my sock pal.

As I type this I'm watching the Mariners play San Diego. Can I just say that Adrian Beltre has an incredible arm? Seriously, that guy is good. Plus, he must have heard me typing nice things about him, because he just hit a home run over the bullpen.

p.s. Sock Pal, if you are reading this, please note that I will wash the socks thoroughly before sending them your way.

9 comments:

s b said...

OOOHHH you got to participate in Destination: Yarn??? I am going to Seattle at the end of May and I'm so sad that I missed that activity by 2 weeks...sob sob sob. Did you find any irresistable yarn?
Your rockstar socks look amazing--I absolutely LOVE that cable. SO pretty--your pal is one lucky gal!

Seanna Lea said...

I love cables, though I haven't done anything quite as fine as that. It looks gorgeous!

Cynthia said...

Hehe, I'm always afraid to admit I try socks for others out on my own feet too. Reason why I got some sock blockers ;)

They look really good! Lovely blue!

Alotta.knittin said...

All your projects look great. I adore the schoolbus yarn!! Your socks for sockapalooza are beautiful...and so well traveled!!

Stacie said...

Thanks, Carrie, for helping me choose a sock yarn. :-)

Fabienne said...

your socks are QUITE the rockstars! i don't even have my yarn yet, but there is still time and i want my pal to adore what i'm making. great start and i love the color you chose! i can hope that i'm your downstream pal...

Asaknitter said...

I love the socks - great cables.

Alliesw said...

Those are gorgeous socks--fantastic cabling--you have a lucky sock pal!

Debra said...

Your rockstars look fantastic! ...and you were worried that they might not work out???

Honestly, I've found a surrogate foot to try on the socks that I have been knitting for my Sockapalooza pal. Justification-- why go through the process for someone if they're not going to work out?