Now how's that for a "pair" of socks. I just finished these yesterday, they're my "at work" socks that I work on during my lunch hour and annoying meetings. I can't claim the "photo negative" idea as entirely mine. I knew that I wanted to make a pair of socks in an 80's vein, sort of a retro athletic style. When I was almost finished with the first one my non-knitter co-worker Sarah said "you should make the other one the exact opposite" So I did. She was pretty excited to see me wearing her concept design today. Very fun. I used Cascade Fixation yarn from my stash and size 4 addi turbo's and magic looped. A quick knit.
I also finished the Cable socks from the "Sensational Knitted Socks" book, which I can't recommend enough. They really are more of a true red than shows in the picture. They were my first pair of cabled socks and a pretty easy knit. Unfortunately the weather here has been a little warm for wool so these will probably hibernate in my sock box till at least October.
I am bound and determined to finish the Greenjeans cardi next. I need to get some UFO's that have been languishing on my coffee table done and soon. Why the rush? I finally ordered my Schaefer Marjanaa from Little Knits. I was emailing back and forth with them for the last few months waiting for them to get more of this particular color in. It reminds me of a coat that I had about 20 or so years ago. I called it the B.O.C (big orange coat). My SO hated it and I LOVED it. It was the brightest orange velvet, full length with big rolled cuff sleeves. Really obnoxious, just my style. I cant wait to recreate the feel of the B.O.C by making this out of that lovely lovely yarn.
I also ordered one of these from Knit Picks today along with some other knitting sundries. Intriguing idea don't you think?
Keep your fingers and toes crossed. Mr. Larj has another lead on a full time position. He hasn't worked at all for the last two weeks. One of his contingent jobs closed their doors entirely. Let's hope that something finally comes through for him. My job feels fairly secure but in this economic climate, you never know.
Everyone have a great rest of their week end! It's almost here.
BTW.... Mom Larj turns 82 tomorrow!