Sunday, March 25, 2007


I feel kind of bad.

For the few regular readers I have..I bet this Sock Madness stuff is getting kind of boring isn't it?
Please bear with me. I promise I have other stuff to talk's just this thing kind life keeps getting in the way of my blogging time. And so when I do's about the madness that has taken over (kind of.)

Anyway, this is how I spent Thursday night, and ALL DAY Friday:

With the professor next to me almost the entire time.

And I wonder why I have gained 20 + pounds this last year..but I'm happy..(er).

So here they are:

This is my tried-real-hard-to-do detail shot. Didn't work so well did it?

Well, they are really cool. There is a spiral that wraps around the leg, an eye of partridge heel (my first time), and a stockinette foot. Oh and the cuff is way cool as well..It's called an "oblique rib".

The pattern is called (mad)tini socks..hence why this next picture is my feet posing with a martini shaker. Now if only I had had some vodka on hand..I could have used a stiff one after that marathon knitting session!

A reminder: the yarn is LL in Camelot (nicknamed Snickers) and I did them on size 2 Knit Picks Options Magic Loop Style.

Guesstimated time from start to finish??? Around 30 hours. Yeah baby!

And that my why I am satisfied. The Snickers did me well.

ROUND 3 HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(oh, and by the niece took some adorable pictures of my grand niece Sophia. A more photogenic baby I have never seen. And the best some of them she is posing with my hand knits!..Tune in tomorrow!)


visionsister said...

Those are some cool looking socks! I too spent some quality sock time this weekend, and finished the model socks. Socks go stupid fast on size 3 needles! I think I will make all hubby socks on larger needles from this point forward. If I had the fortitude to rip them and start over I'd totally do it on the socks that never end... :-)

Jean said...

I luuurve the picture of your socked feet clutching the martini shaker as if for dear life. Congrats on going on to round three! Pass the olives.

Miss Scarlett said...

Oh look at those great socks!
Congrats on getting through to the next round - that's awesome!
Love the pick with the Martini shaker. Hilarious.

Cindy said...

Great job and congrats on making it to round 3! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hear ya on the needing a drink thing...
I will drink a toast to you all before the next round starts!