Wednesday, July 23, 2008

And of Course there was Knitting

These were my travel socks.

Zen Sport Socks

I cast on and knit the ribbing on the first one before we left but the rest was knit during travel times... in the air or on the ground. I grafted the toe of the first one and cast on for the second one in the Dallas airport before we boarded to come home and knit all the way home. Sportweight sock yarn is great for the ego!

I also just finished my first Spring Forward sock.

Spring Forward Socks

Now to be completely honest, this was a total bandwagon knit, however, I absolutely love it! It knits up quickly (or at least kept my interest), even with the fine yarn and size 0 needles. The TOFUtsie yarn can be a bit splitty but it feels great knit up. It's going to be a perfect pair of socks for our warmer weather.

As a treat, DH took me by a Dallas yarn store, The Shabby Sheep, for a quick visit. It was a very friendly shop and after chatting with the owner for a few moments, we realized she was from my hometown! Her brother actually went to the same high school as me! Anyway, she had a lovely collection of Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 that had been especially dyed in colors selected by people in the shop. I chose her color, Rhonda...

Fleece Artist Merino 2/6

A perfect Texas momento.


Charity said...

I love all your sock knitting, Tammy! It makes me a little envious, they're always so awesome! :0)

Angelika said...

Great socks and that's a nice color you picked up there.

Anonymous said...

Your sock knitting is amazing. How do you knit them so fast?

Good Yarns said...

I really do like that Spring Forward sock...and agree that the tofutsies look like the perfect yarn for them. I am glad the trip was so great!