January 13, 2005

One brown down!

I’ve finished Mark’s brown socks:


And a shot that shows the heels:


I think they’re a little loose around the top; I don’t think they needed to have the first few inches done with a larger needle, as the pattern recommended. But they look good and match his sweater, so he’s happy — which is good enough for me. Plus, I’ve now got only 1 brown project to work on!

I’m almost back to the point I’d reached on the grey sweater before I ripped the first try out, and it should start speeding up now that the pattern is in place. Now I’m toying with the idea of starting something small and colourful for myself… hmm.

Posted by Aven at January 13, 2005 02:05 PM

So back at last from all our wanderings (to Chicago etc.), and over the colds that followed our return to Ottawa, I finally have a chance to catch up with your blog — and to confirm that indeed I do absolutely LOVE the silk sweater that you gave me for Christmas, and am still totally over-awed that you made it for me and kept it such a secret! You may remember that I liked the pattern so much that I commented to you at Thanksgiving that I should learn how to do that so I could make something for myself. So THANKS AGAIN, you marvellous daughter and knitter!

Posted by: Susan at January 13, 2005 02:12 PM

Ooooh…there are so many colourful things that come to mind…..I think a scarf out of that cashmere at Lettuce…..did you feel the tank top Deny was knitting? Lucious!

Posted by: Dani at January 13, 2005 04:08 PM

That’s exactly what I was going to suggest..something for yourself. Make Mark wait a little longer between woolies and he will appreciate you all the more! ( Sweet comment from the Mom!)
So what was Deny knitting anyway?

Posted by: Elizabeth at January 13, 2005 04:47 PM

Love the socks - they look awesome!

Posted by: sue at January 14, 2005 01:28 PM

Brown socks and a grey sweater — sounds like Mark and my husband might be related! The socks are lovely. Where does the Ridged Rib pattern come from ?

Posted by: Theresa at January 15, 2005 05:53 PM

I love your blog….beautiful knitting. I saw that in the past you have used Peruvian Highland Wool, did you like it? Did it pile after wearing? I just ordered from elann and then read that some folks aren’t happy with it. Thanks for the help.

Posted by: Linda at January 17, 2005 02:03 PM