Friday, July 14, 2006

The Silence of the Socks....

Finally!! ONE FO! I thought that I would never get there. I love this pattern but I don't know that I would knit it with fixation again. It was a learning experience using fixation with the magic loop, I don't have to crank on the yarn nearly as much as with dpn's. I have made socks with this yarn using dpn's and had HUGE tension and ladder issues. Using the magic loop method allows a more relaxed tension. Love the colors though. I would probably make the cuff a little shorter as they're a bit snug at the top, especially on the first sock when I was still giving a bit too much tension to the yarn.


Hmmm...now what to finish or perhaps start next? I'll probably finish the feather and fan socks and make some shortie fixation socks with my left over's. Sounds like a plan.



Tuesday was my mom's 80th birthday! I had the week off so I spent the entire day with her. We started out at Ewe-nique Knits. She wanted a knitting bag like my little pyramid shaped one. So she picked out one that she liked with little sheep on it. We then went on to Trader Joe's for some power grocery shopping and then out to lunch at The Fly Trap. Yes, that is the name. It's a "finer diner". Excellent salmon burgers. We headed back Downriver and picked up some carry out cheese cake for her "birthday cake", then back to her house to enjoy it.


Well back to work tomorrow. It was really great to have the much needed week off!

18 comments:

Momo said...

Now *those* are a pair of socks!!!!! Simply lovely :-)

Your mom looks great for 80. It sounds like a nice bday. I wish there was a TJ's here.

AR said...

I love your socks! Mine aren't behaving yet, though. Happy b-day to your mom. Sounds like you guys had fun!

Sharon said...

Lovely socks!!

Your mum is 80?? Wow she is amazing, sounds like you had a great time together.

amanda j said...

Gorgeous socks, I love purple and green together. You were lucky to be able to spend your Mum's birthday with her!

Zippianna said...

Oh do I love that color mix on your fixation socks. Beautiful!

And what a sweet Birthday outing you had with your mom. TJs is a great foodie place, yes? We love ours.

KnitSkoid said...

Hey larjmarj thanks for visiting and the compliment.

Nice profile picture. That's from 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure' right?

Much of my knitting takes me back to my younger days, that bag is just a reminder of my days when I was happy spinning tops, sigh, can't find a top anywhere these days.

Nevermind, checked your site, I must say you do love your socks. They're lovely. Haven't been brave enough to give that a try as yet.

I do go on, don't I?

Take care

Amby said...

Beautiful socks!!! And happy birthday to your mom!!!!

Kirsti said...

Gorgeous looking socks - can't wait to see them in person. And happy birthday to your mum - it sounds like a very fun celebration.

alliesw said...

Wow, beautiful socks--and thanks for the pattern link--they might be a bit ambitious.....but thanks for the inspiration!

JalynR said...

Thanks for the comment! Those socks look so cool. Just started some in Fixation myself.

JalynR said...

Oh and Happy Birthday to your mom!

Fan O' Knit said...

Hi
My name is Crystal & I live in Southgate. I know all the shops you talk about and have haunted them myself. I just signed up for a blog as fanoknit and wanted to let you know that me and some friends get together every wednesday night in Wyandotte at the Grind coffee shop for knitting from 6pm to 11pm if you would like to join us.

Red Dog Knits - Kristi and Otis said...

Love those socks! Trader Joes!! I LOVE TRADER JOES!!!! and miss it so...used to live around the corner from one in Phoenix- wasabi peas, trail mix, and vino - three of my fav things!

Dana said...

Beautiful socks, hope to see them up close one of these days! Hope all is well with you!

Larjmarj said...

Crystal, I don't know if you are still touching base on this blog but..I stopped at The Grind tonight (Wed) and there weren't any knitters. :-( I stayed from about 7 till 8:15. So hope you can get in touch. You can use the detroitareaknitters@yahoogroups.com
to post to the local Yahoo group.

Or...you can e-mail me...Marj

schrodinger said...

Those socks look great, sounds like magic loop is a little better for sock knitting. Glad you had a great b'day with your mum - sounded like a lovely day.

Thanks again for the CTS advice, it's really appreciated.

Roo-Bee-Faye said...

Love those socks! And Happy Belated to your mom!

2paw said...

Your socks look fantastic!! Ism't it strage how tension can change when you are knitting exactly the same thing- twice?? Very weird. Wow! Happy Birthday to your mum!! You had a great day!!