Errant Ankles

I haven’t posted about sock knittage lately, have I? Did you think perhaps I wasn’t knitting any socks at all? That couldn’t be further from the truth. : )

The morning I left for Stitches Midwest in Chicago, I started working on backup Amazing Lace teammate #2, Jackie’s Errant Ankles Lace Socks. I didn’t have a purchased copy of the pattern, but followed the guidelines and suggestions she gives in her Socknitters Cybersocks class.

I really liked the look of the lace, and the name too. I wanted to use the Fairydust yarn I got from Over the Rainbow. I had a feeling that the variegation would complement, not overwhelm, the lace, and I think it works.

ErrantLace2.jpg

I finished the first cuff and leg during my Chicago trip, but had to put it away on the flight back because I couldn’t find my copy of the instep transition chart. Since then, I’ve finished the lace transition and have also started the second sock.

It’s a really fun lace pattern to knit, not complicated at all. I was enthralled and hated to stop knitting when I had no other choice. I’ve decided that the blue in this yarn is really a bit too light for my taste. So I doubt I will keep these for myself.

Other News: I updated my sock count in the sidebar finally. You’ll see I’ve got another pair in the works and I’ll share pictures as soon as I can. While I was organizing my knitting patterns and books, I took some extra time to plan ahead for my holiday socknitting this year. I think I’ve got a nice variety of patterns set aside, ones that will work well with the Opal Rainforest yarn I’ll be using. I might need one more masculine pattern, though.

I’ve set a personal goal to complete 17 pairs in 2006. Once I finish the two pairs I’ve currently got on the needles, that will leave me the minimum 5 more pairs I need for gifts.

I also got my first three real spam comments today. Blech. Lets hope they are infrequent for a long time!

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9 Responses to “Errant Ankles”

  1. Pink Dandelion Says:
    September 8th, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    The lace does look really nice in the varigated, good call :-)

    Bleh – I hate hate hate spam. I was up late last night battling a spammer that kept hitting my site about every 10 minutes. glare

  2. LisaD. Says:
    September 7th, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.

    Ok so while visiting yours, I came across the elephant sweater. I love it, and need to make one now. Can you give me further details on where to find that pattern?

    BTW, your socks look great.

  3. hege Says:
    September 5th, 2006 at 6:20 pm

    Those are so pretty. The mirroring is really cool, and the yarn is beautiful.

  4. Kelly Says:
    September 5th, 2006 at 2:54 pm

    Those socks look great. I really like the yarn as well.

  5. Nicole Says:
    September 5th, 2006 at 9:00 am

    What great yarn! Looks really good with the lace pattern.

  6. Deb Says:
    September 5th, 2006 at 7:21 am

    Beautiful socks!

  7. Crhis Says:
    September 5th, 2006 at 7:08 am

    Lovely socks – very, very cool about the mirroring.

    Do you use Askismet or anything for spam?

  8. sp8 Says:
    September 5th, 2006 at 5:17 am

    Stinky spammers. Love the socks and the pattern name and the name of the yarn!

  9. Jeanne Says:
    September 4th, 2006 at 7:53 pm

    Those socks look great! Pity, though, that the spammers found you.

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