April 06, 2007

In With The New?

I'm on a sock kick. After finishing the Dalton socks, I started the Stormy socks for Shawn. Guess what? He wanted the same pattern for his socks like the ones I did for the Dalton socks. Guess what? I got the same gauge with the lightweight STR. Guess what? I am making the exact same socks for him, only a little bit longer for the foot. (I wear a 9 1/2 and he wears a 10 1/2.) So these are coming along quite quickly since I already know the pattern and have the notes for a size 9 1/2. The only thing I will have to change is a few more rows for length. Plus, he wants his to be regular socks. Not ankle socks. The only thing I'm not too sure of is the pooling and striping:



The yarn is doing this on it's own, which I wasn't anticipating. I think it looks sort of neat, but I would have preferred to have more variations like with the other socks. But as long as Shawn likes them, (which he does so far), that's all that really matters, right?

Yesterday, I bought these:


I am going to paint and decorate them this weekend and have Shawn drill holes in the back so I can hang them over the crib.



And this came in the mail yesterday too and I was quite delighted!


It's the Little Bunny Foo Foo and I am quite happy that the pink is subdued, because as you know colors vary from monitor to monitor and the STR website shows a much darker pink. I like it as it is.

Have a great Easter weekend for those of you who celebrate. We will be going on a trip to the LA Zoo tomorrow. Later I'll be hitting the yarn shop and Shawn is going to check out the R/C races. Don't know if I'll have an update this weekend, so just in case: HAPPY EASTER!

6 comments:

tiennie said...

Happy Easter to you too! The projects are looking great!

Knitting Mama said...

Happy Easter girl!!

I love the Scout name pieces! It's going to look nice over her crib..

I am going to go fondle my little bunny foo foo.... it's just too delish!

Asa said...

Happy Easter! I love the new sock yarn.

Anonymous said...

My Secret Pal is famous! I just finished watching today's episode of Knitty Gritty with Scout and there you were! I would have jumped up and down pointing at the screen but a) there was no one else in the room and b) I'm six months pregnant and jumping up and down is starting to sound like not so much fun. I did save the episode so I can show my husband however. So, have you tried dying your own yarn yet? I REALLY want to try it but I might wait until I am no longer pregnant... or I could just go for it with some Kool-Aid.

I got some letters for my daughter's room a few days before she was born because I love the idea. I am ashamed to say they are still in their original unpainted state in the Michael's bag. Oh well, someday...

Rebecca said...

you ARE on a sock kick. i love stopping by your blog to see what kind you're working on. i have such sock envy.

the STR that came, is that part of the STR club, or something you ordered separate? cause i like that colorway so much. it's lovely. can't wait to see what you make of it.

Meg said...

I love the letters that you got. I got some from Michaels awhile ago and haven't painted them yet. Maybe you'll motivate me to get my act together! I think your new sock is looking great, by the way, I love the colors. And, I love the colors on bunny fo fo! I can't wait to see it knit up!

Hope you had a nice time at the zoo!