Monday, August 16, 2010

Ruffles for days

I'm jotting this down right before I leave to jet off to New York for a week. I'd like to think I'm going for lots of fun, glamorous reasons but alas I'm just there for work trainings. I do get a chance to see Allyson of Sweatshop Of Love fame and some of my best friends in the world (looking your way Henning). I really couldn't be more excitted.

Of course the day I leave the heat in Chicago has broken and it's absolutely beautiful outside, it doesn't help that my hubby has a vacation this week so my brain is full of picnics and relaxing, but it will just have to wait I suppose. I'm hoping that the weather will be great when I get back because after that two more weeks and I'm back to the grind of school.

Luckily I managed to snap some pictures of my newest project before I packed my camera away.

Twin Cities Anklet Socks!!

Even after washing and drying them in an effort to shrink them they are still too large for my feet (that's what I get for not paying attention while knitting) So they are definitely going to have to be a gift for someone- probably this winter/Christmas. I however already have more yarn coming from Knit Picks for a second pair, that this time will fit- here's hoping. 

I love the double moss stitch on them and the ankle ruffle is just to die for. If you look close there's even an eyelet row right before the ruffles start. Cutest details. This was my first experience with toe up socks and I am totally a convert, they just felt less fussy than cuff down. I'm sure this is the beginning of some very beautiful sock knitting.

I'm bringing.  my computer with me to NYC so I'll try and get some trip updates in, of course I've bought a billion (four) knitting projects with me so hopefully I will have some fun goodies to show by the end of the week.

The lighting in this photo is so dim but I love the atmospheric effect from it. Off to the blue line my friends. Talk to you soon!

1 comment:

  1. They turned out fantastic! I'm sure they will make a really great gift for a fellow ruffle lover out there.

    Can't wait to hang with you either! Keep me posted on your plans and we'll come find you!