Friday, June 1, 2012

May Socks


I know it's now June and here I am posting about May's socks, but I didn't have time to post yesterday about them like I had planned.  I finished these on the 30th, which was really cutting it close.  I started them on May 2nd and everything was going along great until I hit a snag once I got to the leg portion.  For some reason (my own fault, not the designer's) I couldn't get the patterning to work out correctly on the leg so I put them aside for a while and knit on other things.  When we came from vacation I knew I had to figure something out since it was getting close to the end of the month and I was still on the first sock, so I decided to just knit the leg in plain stockinette.  I actually like them this way.  With this colourway it's hard to see the lattice stitch anyway so I don't think it makes a big difference.  I call them my "Tigger Socks" since that is what the colour is called and they remind me of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.

Project: Tigger Socks 
Started: May 2, 2012
Finished: May 30, 2012
Pattern: Leyburn Socks by MintyFresh 
Needles: 2.75 mm Harmony DPNs
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Muli - Tigger
Mods: Did the leg portion in stockinette and did 2x2 ribbing at the top.

In other news, Bingley the cat had his vet appointment yesterday and he is in good health.  He is neutered already, and got his rabies shot, worm pills and Revolution treatment.  We put an ad in the paper and if we don't get any calls we will either keep him or try to find him another good home.  I'd really like to keep him since he is so lovable and precious, but that all hinges on how he gets along with our other cat and two dogs.  Lots of prayers for a good transition would be very much appreciated!!



  1. Those are lovely socks. I hope to finish a sock within the next few weeks....and then I have to make it's twin. ::sigh::

    Someday, I'll learn to knit socks faster....

  2. Love the socks, they totally look like Tiger colours!

  3. Very cool socks. I'm reminded of an Indian curry dish.
    Good luck with the cat you found.