Sunday, April 16, 2006

And the River is Deep...

My sock odyssey continues. First up are the River Rapids Socks, pattern from SockBug. Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton Maya (45% cotton,43% Virgin wool and 13% Polyamide), colorway 7020. Crystal Palace bamboo dpns, US size 2 (2.75mm). Modifications: None, except that I knit these on DPNs, rather than on 2 circular needles.

Once I finished this pair of socks, I was feeling pretty cocky and was ready to design my own socks. I started looking through my 365 Knitting Stitches a Year Perpetual Calendar and decided to use the April 19th stitch, Bluebell Rib.

These socks looked great, I took detailed notes so I could share the pattern when I was done. I knit them up on Crystal Palace Bamboo dpns US 1.5 and used Fortissima Socka yarn in the 1014 colorway.

And, when I was done, I started to look for something new to knit. And, found the free Mock Croc Socks pattern on Knit Picks. Well I'll be a son of a bitch! Great minds DO think alike! LOL

Finally, another pattern from SockBug, this time the Bubble Wrap Socks. These really do remind me of bubble wrap and are a quick and fun pair of socks to knit up. These were done up on Crystal Palace Bamboo size 1.5 dpns using Sockotta yarn, number 08 colorway. Don't you just love my sheep mug? I got it for 29ยข at my Value Village thrift store.

Looky what else I found there for $3.00, clear tennis shoe clogs!! Aren't they just too kewl for words? What a fun way to show off my socks!


At May 19, 2006 7:27 AM, Anonymous Jess said...

The socks look great! Cute shoes, too. How do they fit, are they comfortable?

At May 19, 2006 9:20 AM, Blogger KatieLiz said...

Hi Jess, The shoes are actually about a half size too small, but since there's no back, they fit OK and feel fine. For $3 they feel great! LOL

At May 19, 2006 12:50 PM, Blogger auntgerry said...

Where did you get the shoes? Hopefully they are on the internet.

At May 19, 2006 2:12 PM, Blogger KatieLiz said...

Hi Gerry, I got the shoes at my local thrift store for $3.00. The brand name is Bee Fly and I *think* they might be made by Dansko, at least that's what I keep coming up with when I search on the net. So far, I haven't been able to find them.

At June 09, 2006 10:10 PM, Blogger Debi said...

What a prolific sock knitter you are KatieLiz! Thanks for commenting! I hope your Red Scarf experience is better this time!!

Happy Weekend, enjoy WW KIP day!!


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