Thursday, August 26, 2010

Good-Bye Summer

I'm not one who usually names my knitting projects, but I'm calling these my "Good-Bye Summer Socks".  I started these with one week left of summer vacation and have been knitting on them in the mornings while supervising my boys on the playground before school.  (There's a 20 minute window in the mornings between when Oldest gets dropped off and when the boys can be "officially" dropped off.)  It's been quite chilly sitting on the bench knitting...making me realize that wool-sock-weather is not too far away.  Oh, and the color is Summer Moss Jacquard...thus the whole Good-Bye Summer theme.


A little twisted rib for the cuff...


Some reinforced heels...


56st basic stockinette socks
w/a twisted rib cuff and reinforced heels
size:  women's sm/med
yarn:  Patons Kroy Socks, color #55612 Summer Moss Jacquard
2 skeins:  50g/166yds
needles:  size 3.0mm dpn's

26 comments:

Annie said...

Love the colors in that yarn and the twisted ribbing is a nice touch. Pretty cool to get 20 guaranteed knitting minutes!

Sally said...

So peacefully pretty! Love the twisted rib at the top too.

deros said...

really, summer good-bye:(
but ur work as usual very nice. my english not good and some time i use translater, but today without it i see "reinforced heels":) and color... i am with you in this work:)

Shannon said...

The socks are so pretty! What great colors!

Sally said...

Love your socks Staci. They look so warm.

Irene said...

The look so comfy and great colors.

Jackie said...

They're gorgeous Staci! Perfect ending to your summer. Now, can you get it to end here? It's still blazing hot!!!

JelliDonut said...

Very pretty!

Virginia said...

I still have yet to actually knit a pair of socks. I really should get on that one of these days.

Love your end of summer socks! They're so cute!

opportunityknits said...

Pretty socks ... they match your blog colours :)

carol fun said...

love the twisted detail on the cuff - such a nice touch!

Deborah said...

Love the socks! The yarn is beautiful.

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Staci, I am just amazed at how much knitting you get done, you are an incredible and fast knitter. Have spent part of this evening getting caught up with your blog and I am so inspired!!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous sock!! x

Brigitte said...

These socks look fantastic with their colour range. And you are right - sock weather will soon be here as well.

Vonna said...

A fitting example of the days of summer past :) They are very pretty!

Nicole said...

I love those socks! They turned out so cute! I'm going to look for that yarn!

Paula Nunes Lima said...

Those colours are really "Summery"!!
Lovely as always! Here summer is lasting, 34º outside, really sunny, and for kids here it is only in the end of September that they star worry about school!
Lucky them, I'm working! :-)
Hugs

Solstitches said...

I wish it was time for goodbye summer socks here.
The weather here is still red hot and I'm so ready for some relief from the heat.
Your socks are just lovely. Love those colours and of course they are
beautifully knitted and presented.
Margaret

Kathy said...

Ooooooh they are so very pretty. And they look so comfy and cozy. Reminds me that I better start check my sock draws to see how many socks are missing since Rory started stealing them. :) I love the name. Especially since I really don't like summer. Spring and fall are my seasons.

Natalia said...

These are fun looking !!! I took a class once and never finished the socks !! LOL.

saras said...

I just love your socks!! Sure wish i had your talent... love those stripes!

Melanie said...

Love 'em!!!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous socks Staci! Makes me wish for winter!

Marie-P said...

I can appreciate the work you put into knitting those beautiful socks! I had it in my brain that I wanted to learn to knit socks...they're tough but I managed. :)

Julie said...

Gorgeous! beautiful colour combo in this wool

After seeing all your wonderful socks, i finally knitted my first pair with 4 pins a couple of months ago, guess what... they won 1st prize in our local show, thanks for all the inspiration i get when i come here to persevere and have a go Staci