Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The hunt is on...and a pair of socks too!

Hey all. So I probably will not be doing WIP Wednesday tomorrow, because I don't really have any WIPs to talk about! Yea, that's right, I finished my socks!

In the end, I really like these socks! The foot was a butt to work, but it turned out alright in the end. The heel worries me a bit though, because it doesn't seem to want to stay lined up with the heel of my foot always, so I often have to rotate the socks. As for the yarn, Pagewood Farms Yukon, I absolutely adore the color, but the yarn itself seems a bit fuzzy; I'm wondering how this will hold up in a machine/after washing...
(My photo skills, or lack there of, do no justice to the beauty of these socks!)

As for the 'hunt' I referred to in my title, I am currently hunting down a nice worsted yarn to make this shawl for Evelyn's (Project: Stash) KAL. I am leaning towards a blue color, maybe even just getting some more of the yarn I used to make this:

Plymouth Yarn, Jeannee...but there's only 111 yards per skein :/

Blue just naturally looks good on me. I will have to do a bit of hunting at my LYS on Thursday to find the perfect fit (that isn't too expensive....too bad budgets always get in the way...so much for using only stash yarn this year!)

In other news, I knitted this winter headband up yesterday and today (it only took a total of 4 hours!) and it is now for sale in my Etsy shop. I need opinions on the photos though. I don't own a dummy to take a photo of it on, and I don't want to photograph is on a real head either. Do these photo's suffice or should I find a "head" to put it on. I am seriously considering making more, since it utilizes a few things I love: Handspun and Handdyed yarns, bright colors against black, and quick knits. What do you all think?

I am really enjoying my summer figure class right now, and I'm learning so much! I hope that everyone else out there in blog land is enjoying your time spent doing your passions, be it knitting, working, cooking, anything, and is having a good start to the week.



  1. 3 hanks of Malabrigo would work well for that shawl! And great socks! If the heel keeps slipping around they might be too loose, what was your gauge (# sts/inch) and how many stitches did you cast on?

  2. Your socks are lovely!

    For your Etsy shop question, with photos, I think it's a good idea to show it other ways, as will flat. I agree though, not on a real head ;) This is where your creativity comes in...you could cover a ball, use a teddy (I've seen this done), or any round objects that you have to hand :)

  3. I love the socks! The color is just awesome. If you are serious about giving them a long life, it might be the best to handwash them. Blue does look fantastic on you, especially that hat. A blue shawl will be even more pretty! Also, I love your headbands and I'm so glad that you are going to sell them, they are so cute and warm. I honestly think that they might show better if they were modeled.

  4. I love the headband! Your hand spun is beautifully set off by the black yarn. I know you said you don't want to use a real head but I think I would find a willing model or use a photo like the one of you above- which looks beautiful by the way! It really shows the knitted object off to be able to see it in use.

  5. Your socks are gorgeous! I love the orange.

  6. Your socks look awesome! Good Luck finding the perfect yarn! <3 yarn shopping, so many soft beautiful things to enjoy :)

  7. Love the socks and I think a head will show off your winter headband better.

  8. I love the orangey color of those socks! It's a shame the camera didn't pick up more of the cable texture. I bet they look awesome in natural light.


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