I missed you too!!

I didn’t realize I was gone so long, but the emails I’ve been getting state otherwise. uhhh, sorry for being out of touch. things have just been…busy!! you know it’s a bad sign when you have to look at a calendar to figure out when you finished a pair of socks.


Β the knee-highs, they are finished!

pattern: toe-up knee highs following D’s suggestions a la magic loop
yarn: one WHOLE hank of yarn pirate in hannah (also etsy shop)
needles: 2 mm knit picks classic circs
date started: 8.05.06
date finished: 8.19.06 (uhh I think, can’t remember)

ok, so I still haven’t resolved the shoes/skirt situation, but at least I have some kick ass socks! even though it hasn’t been cold yet I have worn these around the house on a few occassions. perhaps there was some a/c sabotage involved, but I’ll never tell.

the pattern: these fit perfectly, one of the pluses of toe up knitting. I kept trying it on as I went and found I needed a few more increase rounds than in Diana’s ‘recipe’.
the needles: umm, this is by second time knitting with knit picks needles but the first with this size. verdict – still kinda suck. this time there was a weird burr or scratch on one of the needles the yarn kept catching on. after a while it mysteriously stopped happening though I could still feel it. who knows. who cares. I’m over it.

the yarn: sure, I’m a little biased, but I wouldn’t be if I didn’t really love this yarn. it has three things I like in a yarn: it’s skinny, tight and soft. (umm that sounds really weird) oh, and a fourth thing, great colors. I keep starring at the different shades and how some parts of the sock look wet. I’m interested in seeing how the yarn wears after actually wearing them with shoes and a few washings. I’ll make sure to report back.

it’s so sad, that’s all I have after a month. sure, there are other socks on the needles, but do you want to see more socks? I am working on a sweater so I’ll try to show that soon ie. when it doesn’t look like a blob. I’ve also been collecting more sock yarns.

ready to getaway! yarntini in luxury and pink is the new yarn and sknitches in zoot suit. suitcase via bugheart
hello. I’m an addict. and I obviously have a few more knee highs in my future. oh and I have more coming my way from Kirsty’s new venture. I’ve been drooling over her yarns for a while and was secretly hoping she would start selling some of them. of course I had to pounce once she did.

I promise not to be so absent! I already have a few blog posts planned for this week…so stay tuned!

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  • georgia September 19, 2006 at 10:19 pm

    the socks look great! i’m so jealous you can get a pair of knee highs out of one hank of yarn. damn my big feet! the new yarns look great too.

  • Liz September 19, 2006 at 10:47 pm

    hey there missy miss, nice to see your socks! Love those colours, they are so cozy looking… thanks for the link to the cool dyer’s site, and the skeins you are collecting, gorgeous… i see a purple-burgundy hiding there in the back

  • amanda September 19, 2006 at 10:53 pm

    welcome back! like the sassy new socks!

  • Cara September 19, 2006 at 11:01 pm

    I was JUST about to send you an email. Your knee highs ROCK! I don’t want to knit anything but knee highs ever again – and dude! I totally crank the AC and wear them around the house. πŸ˜‰

  • yaiAnn September 19, 2006 at 11:48 pm

    YAY! Now I can finally get some more sock yaaaaaaarrrrrn! Love your knee highs! I think I’ll reserve my Tess for other patterns and get some yaaaaarn Pirate for my knee highs instead!

  • Joelene September 20, 2006 at 12:10 am

    awe look honey you blogged…
    anywho, love the socks and the sock yarn. um I like socks…

  • Bryony September 20, 2006 at 1:40 am

    Hell yeah, I wanna see more socks! Cheeky monkey… If they are anything like the funky knee highs, then double hell yeah. Socks are goooooood.

  • kris September 20, 2006 at 2:11 am

    a pair of kneehighs from one hank? that is heaven. they are also disgustingly beautiful so you are one lucky girl.

  • Aija September 20, 2006 at 2:26 am

    So love the knee highs… what great yardage to get such tall socks!

  • BrownPants September 20, 2006 at 3:59 am

    Oooh! Lovely yarn porn!

  • keohinani September 20, 2006 at 4:26 am

    collecting new sock yarns? yeah, that’s a hobby of mine, too πŸ™‚ hehehe…don’t even get me started. don’t EVEN get me started! hahahahahahaha!!!!! i love those colors together…the one that looks like burberry. πŸ™‚

  • gleek September 20, 2006 at 8:19 am

    love the knee highs.. especially since the yarn hardly pooled at all! that’s fantastic! it hardly ever works out that way for me.
    glad to see you back πŸ™‚

  • Stephy September 20, 2006 at 8:45 am

    The kneehighs are fab! Interesting yarn.
    Remember that one girl in grade school who could never keep her knee socks up? Sadly, that was me.

  • carrie m September 20, 2006 at 8:55 am

    glad you’re back, for heaven’s sake!
    now when can you come to nyc again?

  • jess September 20, 2006 at 9:00 am

    Great socks! Glad to see you back. πŸ™‚
    and wow! that pink yarn in the bottom pic — BRIGHT!

  • Allison September 20, 2006 at 9:04 am

    What delicious sock yarn. And your finished sock pics are worth the blog wait.

  • Kelly September 20, 2006 at 9:22 am

    Wow! I love the knee highs. What’s the sock yarn in burberry colors? I must get some!

  • Jennifer September 20, 2006 at 9:23 am

    Fantabulous Knee highs, and one whole hank of yarn pirate, huh? I’ve got a hank of her yarn…

  • elizabeth September 20, 2006 at 9:50 am

    Welcome back!
    I’ve got a skein of Yarn Pirate yarn waiting in my stash for post-Holiday knitting, but now that I’ve seen your knee socks I want to start knitting some NOW!

  • Jeff September 20, 2006 at 10:17 am

    So brilliant! And I love that you’re a Turkish Cast on convert too- it’s so brilliant. I was reading your blog the other night and got so inspired by your socks that I had to give them a try (I made some BAD mistakes on the ones I previously did and almost had given up on sock knitting). The Turkish Cast on is like an old friend to me now. Great job!

  • eunny September 20, 2006 at 10:42 am

    Welcome “back”! We missed you πŸ™‚ Great looking socks…the colors are fantastic.

  • Amy September 20, 2006 at 11:03 am

    Welcome back, lady! I’m glad to see that you finally blogged the beautiful socks. They are gorgeous!

  • Teyani September 20, 2006 at 11:12 am

    your knee socks are awesome. I totally love that colorway.

  • Nonnahs September 20, 2006 at 11:14 am

    Welcome back! I love your knee highs! I’m plotting a pair of my own- just need to decide on the on the colorway. Hope they turn out as cute as yours!

  • diana September 20, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    Lovely knee-his! I need to finish the pair on my sticks. Knee-hi weather is coming soon!

  • Vicki September 20, 2006 at 12:56 pm

    I love the colors in that socks…some of them really do look wet!

  • Stephanie September 20, 2006 at 1:03 pm

    Very cute. I really want some knee high socks. Hmmm. So many socks to knit, and just not enough time. Kirsty’s yarns are yummy – that Boathouse color – fabulous!

  • brooke September 20, 2006 at 1:36 pm

    Love the socks. Glad to hear all is well!

  • margaux September 20, 2006 at 5:57 pm

    awesome knee socks! glad you’re back πŸ™‚

  • melissa September 20, 2006 at 7:18 pm

    the socks are awesome! glad you’re back!

  • amanda September 20, 2006 at 10:31 pm

    so glad you are back. love the socks!

  • Amy September 20, 2006 at 10:39 pm

    Wow, great socks! Totally worth waiting for. πŸ™‚

  • Chris September 21, 2006 at 9:27 am

    The knee highs are fabulous! As are those lovely yarns you are accumulating…
    I’m not that keen on the KnitPicks needles, either – I have two of the circs (size 0) and the joins keep catching my yarn. Grr.

  • Sandra September 21, 2006 at 9:45 am

    there you are!! i was just asking Leah if you were dead. whew!!
    those socks look great. I casted on for my own pair of knee highs (take two) using the wonderful yartini sock yarn ya sent. that vintage color was is so fun, i can’t believe that colorway as the last to sell out. πŸ˜›

  • Leah September 21, 2006 at 11:42 am

    Yay for updates!! I’ll say it again, those knee highs are my inspiration (and probably others too as Sandra has some on the needles right now as well)!
    Oh & who are you kidding? OF COURSE we want to see more socks!! Don’t you know who you are talking to? πŸ™‚

  • Alyson September 21, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    I need sKNITches! I love all those colorways. ALL of them. (The contest is all your fault…enabler! As for giving up the yarntini – are you nuts???)
    I love the socks…they look so snuggly with all those eenytiny stitches….

  • stefanie September 21, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    WOW! It’s a blog post!
    I love those knee-highs, and how the verigation changes toward the top.
    The colors are so great, too!
    The pink and black is my fave of your new yarns! Can’t wait to see what you do with that!

  • Marie September 21, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    I LOVE them. The colors are amazing and handknit kneehighs just blow me away!

  • stacey September 21, 2006 at 10:31 pm

    Great knee highs!! I’ll have to check out those links for more sock yarn – it is so easy to buy!!!

  • Emily September 21, 2006 at 11:43 pm

    Beautiful! I love the colors.

  • Paloma September 22, 2006 at 4:48 pm

    I was wondering where you ran off to!
    Those are awesome!!

  • Casey September 23, 2006 at 12:48 am

    I love the socks!! I’m glad you’re back in blogland.

  • Andrea September 23, 2006 at 5:10 pm

    Great socks! I’m going to have to convert to knee highs from now on – cute!

  • hege September 25, 2006 at 11:14 pm

    Your kneehighs are absolutely fabulous! That colorway will look great with a denim skirt. What, no new shoes or boots yet??? πŸ™‚

  • sarah September 28, 2006 at 12:27 pm

    OMG! WHERE did you get the black and pink yarn? i MUST have it!

  • Mags October 2, 2006 at 8:44 am

    Ah, a lurker delurking πŸ™‚
    That yarn you have in the front there… that red/black/beige combo. Send the dyer my compliments. I’ve gotta have some!