Monday, November 27, 2006

SAM2 - November done!

I finally finished my D-Mac socks! I can't find my sock blockers right now, so you get yet another "front stoop" photo.


I must say that I LOVE these colours. The yarn is Mama-E's C*eye*ber-Fiber in the D-Mac colourway. Very beachy -- steely blue, chocolate brown and a bit of misty green.


For some reason, these socks took forever. I've been knitting on them since the beginning of October, and now that they're done, I kind of miss having them on the needles.

I did the Vikkel braid short row-heel again, this time with a small gusset over the instep and the fit is improved.

However, just because production has slowed down around here doesn't mean that my mailbox has slowed down. The sock yarn still keeps pouring in.

I love Mama-E's yarn -- I've joined her sock club series twice now. I previously posted about how much I like Spunky Eclectic's wild colourways. I'm in her sock club too, and I'm always tickled with what comes in.

But I don't think I've posted about another one of my favourites -- this time more on the subtle side.


Jessie over at A Piece of Vermont does subtle like nobody's business.


She's been trying out different yarns, and now has one that is a mohair mix grown, processed, spun -- and dyed :-) --locally.

You know how sometimes you get some yarn and you just want to sit and look at it all day?

That's what I want to do with this ...

29 people had something to say:

Pat said...

Beautiful socks and a perfect heel!
I'm on my way to A Piece of Vermont to have a look - Thanks for the preview of their gorgeous yarn.

Jenn said...

beautiful socks! and your mail is to die for. You should check out the mama llama sock club. She ha some nice stuff too.

www.mamallamaknits.theshoppe.com

Suzie said...

I love the Vikkel braid. I am going to have try that one. Nice yarn porn, too....

christine said...

Gorgeous socks - Isn't it funny how you miss them being on the needles once they are done? I guess that then you just have to look at them on your feet!

trek said...

Love the detail on the socks' heels. Want to share how you did them?

aija said...

I love the look of that braided heel! Oh, and the yarn too :)

LaurieM said...

That's a new sock heel to me. Where did you learn it? How did you do the gusset over the instep? I've abandoned short row heels because they don't fit well. For toe-up socks, I've been using a heel flap from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Socks book.

Beautiful subtleties. Thanks for showing them off.

Dee said...

Love the socks and I think the color of the stoop actually compliments the sock color very well. :-)

Nice stashing too. The colors are gorgeous. I'd sit and look at the stash all day too with all THAT to look through.

jessie said...

*blushing*

Thanks. :-)

aquaknits said...

I've never seen that kind of heel, looks so neat and perfect!

And those new yarns are just gorgeous, I could drool over that all day too!

Ramona said...

I love Jessie's yarn and I love that heel. Great socks!

HPNY Knits said...

the socks are very beach/ dunes. lovely.
"...you get some yarn and you just want to sit and look at it all day?"
ahaaaa! I sure do!

earthchick said...

Oh man, your socks are GORGEOUS.

Scrumptious new yarn, too. Enjoy!

Carrie said...

Nice Vikkel braid there! Not that I know what one is. :)

And I thought you might be amused that the firewall at my office blocks your site because it thinks it is "malicious"...

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

The socks are gorgeous, love the colors/striping. : ) More places to buy sock yarn... yay!

lexa said...

I love the heel of your sock! Very cool. What gorgeous colors in your new yarn -- you have wonderful taste!

anne said...

niiice! i love the way the socks look against the crazed cement of the stoop . . .

Kristen said...

Look at those heels! And look at that yarn! Whoa.

Nora said...

Great photography Dave - cool socks on a perfectly matched background.

Also, I checked out Jessie's site. Beautiful, sublime colours. Ooh-la-la. (Just between us, I think slightly variegated solids are my favourite sock yarns)... yup.

KnitNana said...

Ok. You're SUCH an enabler! Thanks Dave, as I'm really a fan of Vermont products (a displaced Vermonter here...)
Your socks are lovely...Gotta check out how you do that heel, as I'm only just learning all this!
(((hugs)))

Stacey said...

The socks came out great - I immediately thought of the beach also when I saw them! I love the subtle colors. They are varigated, but in such a minute way. Beautiful.....sounds like you're in enough sock clubs to keep you busy for a while! :)

gail said...

What great socks and sock yarn you have. The increase/decrease/short row braid you did on the socks looks very nice and neat. I've never heard of it before.

Jennifer said...

The socks look incredible and I love all the colors of the sock yarn.

Knitting Bandit said...

Great socks! I'm going to check into that cool heel. I am new to sock knitting and suddenly very addicted, so sad for all the seater yarn waiting to be knit in my stash :( I'm curious about the sock blockers. I keep seeing them and of course I think I've got to have them, but I can't quite figure out the benefit. Won't your feet naturally "block" the sock?

Ginger said...

Your socks turned out wonderfully, and thank you for the link to the beautiful yarn.

Nik said...

I have never seen the braid short row heel. I love the way it looks.

Rachel said...

Oh man, you should NOT have showed those beautiful sock yarn colors! I just love the subtle hues. And the socks you just finished are gorgeous -- they are for you, right? Enjoy them!

Laura said...

I LOVE Jessie's yarn. She is such an amazing dyer. But I really wish you hadn't posted pictures of your amazing Piece of VT stash. I've been drooling over several colorways she's got up & this is not helping me resist buying some. :)

JessaLu said...

Nice sockage ;o)

I hope you enjoy Jessie's yarn - she is an exceptional colorista :o) (and I'm not just saying that 'cuz she's a friend)