Sunday, July 20, 2008

Embossed leaves and Blankets

My latest pair of socks. Lime Green Embossed Leaves
Embossed Leaves
Pattern: Embossed Leaves by Mona Schmidt from Favourite Socks
Yarn: The Yarn Yard Bonny in TdF Treize, purchased this time last year.
Needles: 2.5mm
Started: 4th July 2008
Finished: 18th July 2008
Comments: I have had these socks in my head since the Favourite Socks book arrived about 8 months ago and I have finally knit them. I love the pattern, so easy to memorise. It goes perfectly with the lime green Bonny yarn too. I messed up the toe a couple of times, that'll teach me to only photocopy one page of the pattern for commuting knitting and then make up what I can't remember. A fab quick knit.

In preparation for the hundreds of babies due from October onwards I have started my first blanket, using squares from 200 Crochet Block by Jan Eaton. I'm joining as I go this time but I'm still going to make every square different if I can. Here is the progress so far:
Baby blanket
I'm off to cast on for Liesl from Ysolda now. It is about time I made something I can wear!

13 comments:

Dawn said...

Those socks are lovely. I made them last year as part of an exchange. I love the blanket too, it'll be fabulous once it's finished. Hope you're darning in the ends as you go along!

Bryony Ramsden said...

So pretty! How did you do with the fit of the socks? I've heard a few people have had probs with that... And another corker of a blanket coming up too by the looks of it :D

What are you using for Liesl? I'm going to make that too, but not sure what to use. Might use my Malabrigo but not sure yet...

Queen of the froggers said...

I love them, the green is fab.

Roobeedoo said...

Sigh! Another delicious pair of socks! Why did I let my daughter choose variegated yarn for her Embossed Leaves - yours look so much better!

Probably Jane said...

Those socks have that smack in the eye look of new leaves in spring - one of my favourite colours - suits the design perfectly!

Cycling Knitter said...

Im loving your socks, but that crochet is just adorable i so wished i could crochet like that...

raining sheep said...

Absolutely love those socks - green is one of my three favorite colors :) Cute blanket, I need to learn to crochet, I have a pattern for a bag made out of big granny squares. My hippie little heart really badly wants that bag.

riggwelter said...

Oh those socks are gorgeous!

knitternicky said...

Wow Ruth, the colour of the socks are fab, Will you be bringing them to the next Brum Knit Night???? Silly question you always have so many projects on you yet it's always so compact!
The blanket is looking good so far too.

Alison Boon said...

Suoer socks, what a lively colour

Alison Boon said...

Hunger dsylexia struck . I meant Super socks

Esther said...

I loved the socks so much I have ordered the book!

Esther said...

my book arrived, so have linked to your page - hope you don't mind!