Monday, March 15, 2010

Sock Candy

My knitting needles have been clicking away!



Contemporary Brewster Socks
by Jacqueline Fee
Piecework Jan/Feb 2010
size:  women's sm/med
yarn:  Chugiak by Pagewood Farm, color:  Fabulous Fall
4oz/450yds
needles:  size 1 dpn's
64st

(I shortened the length of the ribbing and legs.)




Jaywalker Socks
by Grumperina, freebie pattern found here (ravelry link)
size:  women's sm/med
yarn:  Sock-Ease by Lion Brand, color:  Rock Candy
100g/438yds
needles:  size 1 dpn's
76st

(I worked a plain heel instead of a reinforced one.)


And I've been stashing sock yarn...




Mmmm, good stuff, LOL ;)
And here's another good thing.  Actually a great thing!  I'm gonna move my socks from my basket to a drawer now!!!


And I would like to give a big Thank You to all my blogging friends who've given me awards lately.  You guys are the greatest and it means so very much that you've thought of me...{{HUGS}}

41 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What beautiful socks! I remember when I used to knit with my grandmother before her arthritis became too bad and those are some of my best memories of her! I've lost the skill, but reading your blog posts has piqued my interest again :)
Really enjoy reading your posts!

WendyJo said...

Congrats on the finishes! Both pairs are so pretty!

I am glad your socks are now in a drawer and no longer in a basket! Wahoo!!

Jan said...

I love the socks! I need to learn to knit (like I need another hobby). They are so neat. Love the picture of the drawer too.

Jackie said...

Beautiful socks. Beautiful yarn. And a wonderful drawer full of goodies!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful socks - love the orangey red, especially. All that pretty yarn, too. Mmmmm.

Catherine said...

Beautiful! I love the "Rock Candy" colored pair! All those yarn colors look so yummy!

Nancy said...

Such beautiful socks! I love the colors and patterns of both pair. Yummy yarn too, and I can't wait to see the balls of yarn turn into socks by your talented hands.

Stef said...

Love the color of the Brewster socks - yummy!!! And what a sock drawer!

Kielrain said...

I LOVE your sock drawer. Oh goodness. Such fantastic socks. If I weren't knitting incompetent I would try to aspire to just such a drawer.

Michelle said...

I love them - well done. Michelle x

Paula C. said...

Wow! That's amazing! I really need to grow two more arms so I can knit and cross stitch at the same time. Then, when I'm not doing those, I can crochet and tat at the same time!!!

Lesleyanne said...

Beautiul socks. Love the sock drawer. Some lovely new yarn there.

Nic said...

Love the socks - and the sock stash, can't wait to see that knitted up!

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous socks!!! Love both of those colors and styles! And, the sock yarn.... ooooooooh! That's what inspired me to try sock knitting! I've got a "fail proof pattern" sent to me by a friend, some lucious sock yarn and a set of needles... just need to sit my hiney down long enough to give it a go!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Annie said...

Fabulous socks. I'm drooling over that collection of yarns. I'd love to see you knitting.. I bet those needles just fly!

mainely stitching said...

Oh drooly, drooly post. I just LOVE handmade socks.

Sherry said...

The socks are beautiful and so colorful! Look at all that yummy yarn sitting out! If I could touch it I would snatch it all up just for the taking! lol.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful socks. Now I must break away from my very plain, very easy pattern and start experimenting with different stitches and styles. Love the stash! Where do you buy your yarn? I am stuck in a rut with what is offered at JoAnns/Michaels/Hobby Lobby. I've never heard of half the brands you mention.

Julie said...

Great new socks, your sock drawer looks wonderfully laden with beautiful socks, i bet it takes ages to choose which pair to wear LOL

Lois said...

Sock candy indeed! All lovely and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes off the knitting needles with all that yummy yarn stash!

Kajsa said...

Wow, that's really pretty! I tried knitting a sock this winter, it was not pretty..

corinna said...

good googly
are those nice or what!

i started my first pair
i will probably place them on a doily on the dining table for all
to see when complete....maybe on a silver platter

seeing yours revs up the sock knitting engines
maybe a basket one day....and i will dream of a drawer filled with my own socks.

angelasweby said...

Oh what bright and cheerful socks. They brighten up even the dullest day. Wear them and enjoy them because, soon hopefully, you'll be wiggling your little white toes in summer sandals :>)
Angela xx

Missy Ann said...

Lovely socks as always. But oh that sock drawer! Inspiration on a stick. lol

Ranae said...

A very tasty sock and stash candy, lol

Heidi said...

If those socks feel wet or the yarn for that matter, it is not sweat. Nope! It is because I am drooling all over them!!! :-)

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Elaine said...

Great socks Staci and gorgeous new stash!

doris said...

Socks! Oh, the socks! Oh, the sock yarn! I feel a little faint. I go to my LYS and put both hands into the sock yarn bin. They probably think I'm unwell. Your socks and future socks are gorgeous.

Yours truly,
the sock monster
(Cookie's distant cousin)

PS ... My verification word is whine! LOL

Blu said...

Both socks are very pretty. And the yarn stash is delicious!

Michelle said...

Lovely socks! And I am loving all your sock yarn - so fun!!!

Sharlotte said...

I know you've heard this a hundred times already , but these socks are fabulous!! You did a really great job! I especially like the color of the first pair.They're addicting aren't they? I have probably about a dozen pair or more that I have made now. I'll never buy store socks again!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Staci,
Your socks are fabulous, so are your latest projects, your Ptits coeurs Siseaux,and Bunny pincushions are my favorites. I greatly enjoyed my stay here, thank you.

Siobhan said...

Staci, I love your socks! ROFLOL That sounded funny. Ahem. You know what I mean. ;) Those sock yarns--I would nearly collect them myself, and I don't knit! They all look scrumptious. Fiber goodness--you gotta love it.

Nicole said...

Beautiful socks Staci!!! After seeing your post yesterday I decided I was going to start a sock! So I wound some beautiful sock yarn into a ball cast on and got going. Well, the kids kept distracting me and I kept dropping stitches (don't you love how I blame it on the kids). I got so frustrated I ripped it off the needles. I think I'd just better stick to stitching until the kids are in college. LOL! :)

Beautiful sock yarn too. I love sock yarn!!

Brigitte said...

Oh, what a wonderful post for all those wool and yarn enthusiasts. And although I don't knit (any longer but might start again one day) I love the play of colours in these great yarns.

Deb said...

What great socks!!! And what great wool for future ones. They just look so warm and comfortable.

Gladys Creativa said...

Area really wonderful!
Congratulations...

Michelle said...

Such beautiful socks .. for someone who always has cold feet, those look toasty good!

Michele said...

love all your new socks! and that yarn is definately yummy :)

Creative Chaos said...

Wowww, your socks look so cozy to wear and i am completely in love with your yarn !!
Patti xx

DaisyGirl said...

Staci,
Do you make socks to sell? I don't really knit well, and I'd love for a chance to have some knitted socks to wear with my Birkies. If your interested, give me a hollar!
DaisyGirl