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Archive for August, 2010

June socks!

Pattern: Shur’tugal by Alice Yu

Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in Cherry (colorway 122)

Needles: US2/2.75mm

Strangely enough, I don’t have a lot to say about these socks even though I enjoyed knitting them, and I’m pleased with the finished pair. This was my first experience with Jitterbug as well, and I liked it! The color is great, and as always I appreciate a sock yarn with a tight twist. Probably the most interesting note on these was that I was working on them on a road trip to Indianapolis to see the Indy 500 with J, my brother and my dad. It was a great trip, and I was able to get quite a bit of the pair done on the drives there and back. Sadly, it was the hottest race day EVER, so it was much to hot to knit at the raceway. Normally I will knit anytime, anyplace but my hands were sticky and sweaty just sitting in the stands. I couldn’t bear the thought of yucking up the yarn that way! But when I see these socks, I think of that day, and that makes me happy.

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May socks!

Pattern: Mr. Pitt’s Socks by Kaitlyn Wong

Yarn: Zitron Trekking XXL in 1005 Grey/White

Needles: US1.5/2.5mm

While these socks may not look like a whole lot, they are the best fitting socks I’ve made J to date, so they are winners in my book! I’m inordinately proud of how well the stripes match up, considering I put absolutely no effort into it whatsoever. There’s not a lot to say about so simple a pattern, but I’m sure I will be using it again for man socks.

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