Sunday, January 28, 2007

All socks, all the time

I've been working on lots of socks lately - more than usual it seems. For a while, I was only working on my socks in the car, but the past few days I've been working on them at home too. Funny how much more work you can get done, when you actually work on them!

One Regia Bamboo sock finished - I'm enjoying the yarn and the colors.

And one pair of Claudia Handpainted socks!

Yarn: Claudia Handpainted Sport in the Oops! colorway - one skein
Pattern: 2x2 rib for the leg, plain stockinette feet.
Needles: Chiagoo Bamboo US 2s.
Dates: Before Christmas to Sunday January 28.
Mods: none
Thoughts: The yarn is very soft and nice to work with. But the yardage sucks. For $23 a skein, I wasn't buying two. My cuff is very short and I did run out of yarn four rows short of the toe of the second sock. But I like them anyway. I won't be buying the sportweight yarn again any time soon, but I am interested in trying the fingering weight. They are very warm, though short.

And, to answer all those questions, yes. I was allowed to knit in the courthouse. And this is how much knitting you can get done in a three day trial. (I know it looked like I had a bit done before I left for jury duty, but I discovered Wednesday morning that I had screwed up the pattern and had to rip back to the ribbing.

I only knit while in the hallway waiting to be called into the courtroom on Wednesday and in the jury room on Thursday and Friday. Most of this was done Wednesday and Friday. I love the yarn and pattern (Vesper sock yarn and the Dublin Bay pattern). Can't wait to have these done!


  1. Oh, I like 'em all! I really love the colors of the Claudia Handpainted. Glad they let you knit during jury duty.

  2. Heh, I feel like my blog is all socks all the time, too! Glad you got to knit at the courthouse...

  3. I got my Claudia yarn on Ebay.It's much cheaper.Nice socks!

  4. Nothing better than a post filled with beautiful socks. :)

  5. Anonymous7:12 AM

    I hope you are feeling better and got some rest this weekend. The socks look great and you must be happy to be finishing all these pairs at once!

  6. Anonymous8:50 AM

    There is something so soothing about sock knitting. I loved knitting the Dublin Bay pattern but have yet to experience Vesper.

  7. Love the speckles in the bamboo socks!

  8. Lovely socks. I am on a sock binge, too. You've gotten quite a few done!

  9. Loving all the socks. Dublin Bay is very pretty in self-striping yarn.