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Sock Fun

So the Chicken Legs were very excited to meet Cookie A (who you may recognize from Knitty with her fun patterns such as Monkey and Pomatomus among many others!).

We took a sock designing class from her at Threadbear on Saturday and had a lovely time.  The Chicken Legs were inspired by all her samples and now I think they are plotting to get into my stash and design socks for themselves!

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Who told?

Ok, who let them know that I can’t resist anything that glows in the dark!? I suspect The Chicken Legs…

And of course I couldn’t wait to start something…

Hallowig Pattern on Knitty and here’s my Ravelry Project Link.

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Next!

The Chicken Legs think this next pair of socks might be a little big…

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Now I can’t wait to do the blank on the left!

The other 2 are my girlfriend’s…

We’re puffing a bit but they’re done!  The Pink Polka Dots “Jersey” came out different than I thought but I like them!  Here’s what the blank looked like if you’re just visiting for the first time or don’t remember:

The Chicken Legs like the yellow!  😉

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One of the highlights of the Fest this year was the Ravelry Meetup on Saturday!  If you haven’t checked out Ravelry yet, go!  It’s a great place to feed your fibery addiction creativity! It was so cool to meet everyone and make new friends!

Gals getting Ravelry Buttons, sorry neither The Chicken Legs nor I got your names...leave me a comment!

Knitwithsnot was kind enough to bring Ravelry Buttons for people!  Thanks!!  I was excited to get one.  🙂

Knitwithsnot

Knitwithsnot

The Chicken Legs were having quite a time meeting all the people!  We met Imochan (I’m looking forward to that road trip to Threadbear, Imochan!), CoggieTM, Beachbump, and Kaostling:

Imochan

Imochan is on the left, CoggieTM the right.  🙂

Beachbump is in peach, Kostling in blue

Beachbump is in peach, Kostling in blue

We also met Teejtc at the meetup but I didn’t get a picture.  Sorry!  And while shopping I met Outdoorsman and Soulbabe, they’re taking care of the Clinton Woolen Mill II.

It was lovely meeting you all and The Chicken Legs can’t wait for the next opportunity to meet again!

All the names used in this post are Ravelry screen names, in case you have an account yourself and wish to look anyone up.  🙂

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The Painting of the Socks

We lucked out this Saturday when the predicted afternoon thunder storms decided to make an early morning appearance and leave the rest of the day clear! The Chicken Legs and I hauled all my dyeing equipment to my girlfriends house and we had a dyeing party.

We had bought some of Knit Picks new Sock Blanks to play with and I brought along some undyed yarn that I had sitting around waiting for me to be spontaneously creative with.

If you look close you can see the yellow string in there? I ran some crochet cotton through the live stitches on both ends of the sock blanks. I could totally see them unraveling on us!

The Chicken Legs admired my girlfriends yarn. The blue in the jar was a gradated dyeing attempt. We flew by the seat of our pants on that one, I forgot to bring directions on that… 😮

Here are our final products:

In the left picture the 2 sock blanks to the left are mine, and in the right picture the 3 skeins to the right are mine. 🙂

When I got home, they were still wet so I put them out in the back yard to dry and of course took more pictures:

Guess what I’m calling this? Yup! Le Tour de France colorway. Get it? I tried to represent the 4 colored jerseys that are awarded during the race. I was a little overenthusiastic with the color though…I don’t really have enough white space…

After a long day of dyeing, I think I wore The Chicken Legs out.

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Knitting Update

I have been knitting right along but after those 3 day sock-war socks, things are moving along so slowly I feel like I’m knitting through molasses! I’m working on two different projects currently. The first is called Unmentionables, K-9 was there wanting a cameo:

I’m using the CotLin from KnitPicks. I like it so far. My swatch washed up nicely. The only thing is that it has been shedding linen threads all over me as I knit. And I think this project feels so slow because it’s just straight stockinette in the round…round and round and round… I’m sure you get my drift. Though I am proud to say that I knit almost 8 inches of the leg while watching the new Indiana Jones movie in the theater and didn’t make a mistake!!

The second project I’ve been working on (primarily my bus project) is the Rainbow Socks:

This one I did 6 repeats of the pattern trying to get the short rows to look good and finally got it using Japanese Short Rows that I learned from nonaKnits. I’m struggling a bit with them on the heel but I think the leg looks great.

And again K-9 was right there helping us out…

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