Thursday, February 15, 2007

Socks and Stitches

I hate knitting to a deadline. To conquer the inevitable sense of doom that comes from a deadline, I work to finish my project so early that I never feel like I won't make it. I started these socks Friday night:

Specs over at Flickr.

My mother-in-law's birthday is February 20th. Lots of time to spare! Now, perhaps, I can get back to the Oregon Vest. I'm still in limbo over the need to rip since I haven't yet triple checked my work.

A new, and interesting, resource on the internet is The Walker Treasury Project. Here's what it's about:
We're gathering high-quality, color photos of all the patterns in all the Treasury books (including Mosaic Knitting) and putting them on the internet as a visual aide to this wonderful collection.
The only caveat is that the actual instructions for the stitch can't be posted because of copyright infringement. But I can find Barbara Walker's books at my local library, and maybe you can too.

I love to collect stitch dictionaries. I own:
I like them all, all for different reasons. I aspire to collect Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge. It is astounding how many patterns knitters have created over the years, and yet there are still more to be discovered. Yet ultimately, every bit of it comes down to the warmth and comfort that can be found in a simple pair of socks.


  1. I'm jealous! Your MIL's socks are so pretty! I must admit that I gasped a teensy bit when I realized how fast you knitted them. Jealous again =) Hats off to you! Have fun getting back to the vest.

  2. Great socks. I love a plain sock, and the picot edge is a nice little fancy touch. Nice swirl action, too!

  3. Love the socks! Socks make a wonderful gift.

  4. Laurie,
    Great socks!! I despair of ever being able to create socks. Right now I'm still trying to remember straight stockingette without dropping any stitches!! LOL. Thanks for inspiring me to pick up my needles again! :)