Saturday, February 24, 2007

Socks

I've been knitting away the past couple of nights so I've finished two more pairs of socks. The first pair are made of Lana grossa cotton stripe yarn. I knitted one of them last year and I though I'd better finish the second one.



The second pair are in Jitterbug sock yarn by Colinette in the shade bright charcoal and are my sockamonth pair for February. They are very soft and warm socks and I plan to buy more Jitterbug yarn in the future.



I picked up the frames I ordered today so I'm planning to get a couple of things framed up tonight. My dad's friend frames bigger things for me and yesterday my dad went off with a couple of things which have been unframed for a while - Taj Mahal garden, Titania and Lauren a portrait in blue. My dad's friend is a painter so his colour sense is pretty good. Hopefully I will have them back next weekend as he's usually pretty quick at getting things done.
I have done a bit of stitching this week but it was for an exchange so no pictures just yet. I've been plugging away on Mirabilia Miss Valentine and Japanese Octagon box too.
This week I'm going to be stalking the postmand - I've ordered some charts plus the new Mirabilia New Year fairy from Stitching bits and bobs and I got a shipping notice on Thursday. I've also ordered the Peacock stitching chair from Cats whiskers design studio like a lot of people and I'm really looking forward to stitching it.

14 comments:

Mandella said...

Lovely socks - both pairs! I hope you don't have to wait too long for the postman. Wouldn't want him to get a complex.

Cindy said...

Your socks are wonderful! I especially like the colors of the charcoal pair :)

I love the Peacock Stitching Chair, but have resisted ordering it myself. I probably won't be able to resist for too long once I see everyone working on it though :)

stitcherw said...

Both socks turned out great, my favorites are the jitterbug yarn ones. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your finished ones in the frames, and your new stash sounds fun too. When I know I have stash coming I keep a close eye out for the postman as well.
Sue

KarenV said...

Great socks Paula!

Karoline said...

Great socks Paula, congratulations

Lina said...

Both pairs of socks are lovely!
Hope the postman comes soon! :)

Needlearts Kelly said...

I love your socks and I can't wait to see your framed pieces. I'm just starting Taj Mahal and I keep checking everyone's finished pieces to keep inspired.

Shannon L. said...

The socks turned out great. Love the colours ! And I'm eager to see your framed pieces too.

bunnyhead said...

Beautiful socks! It sounds like you got some great charts. I love the New Years Fairy. :)

Lucy said...

Wow..you are fast! Great socks!

TutleyMutley said...

Beautiful socks Paula - and so many folk are praising Jitterbug I'm getting sorely tempted. Tiz a tad expensive, no? But worth it. yes?

sandy said...

Paula, Your JitterBug socks are GORGEOUS!!! What size needle did you use to knit them?

catandturtle said...

Awesome socks!!!

MysteryKnitter said...

Your socks are awesome!