Friday, July 15, 2016

Mary's socks

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
This morning I finished my 17th (!!!) pair of socks to date. These are for my good friend Mary. She purchased the yarn (isn't it gorgeous???) and I had the pleasure of knitting them up. I hope that she enjoys them for a good long time! The yarn is from Spun Right Round and the colorway is graffiti.
I used my basic sock pattern, which is available as a free download here. I changed things up a bit by knitting the ribbing pattern on the ankle/leg section only. I used a plain stockinette stitch throughout the foot instead of the ribbing. It makes for a comfy pair of socks!

Another finish this week...day 14 of my pincushion challenge!
This is a paper pieced courthouse steps pincushion. I left it un-quilted because I didn't want to mess it up. You can be sure that I will try another one, someday, and I plan to quilt it next time. I LOVE this little block. It's all I can do not to start an entire quilt of them. But, I really (REALLY) need to finish some other WIPs first! This pincushion measures about 4 1/2" square and it is scrap project #161.

One bit of business...Therese from Wichita...if you are reading, please email me! You are the winner of my bright birch tree starter kit winner. If I don't hear from you by Monday, I will pick an alternate winner.

That's it for me this week! Please link up your finishes. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday! Have a GREAT weekend! xo

19 comments:

Jill Fisher said...

What fun socks and a lucky friend! I love those small projects that can (sometimes) work an idea out of your system.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Mary is going to love her socks! What a fun project. And I love all the pincushions you've been making.

Carla said...

Oh, I love the socks. What a great gift you have. I've been following along with your pincushions and enjoy all your little masterpieces.

Melissa Corry said...

Those socks are so fantastic!!! I love all of the yummy purple in them ;)

Suzanne said...

With 17 pairs of socks under your belt, I hope there is a scrappy pair of socks in the works. You've had some fun leftovers. 😉

Live a Colorful Life said...

Gorgeous yarn. I still need a hands-on tutorial. Hmmm, I wonder how we could make that happen. :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your socks. I finished up a quilt top and now quilting it.

janie krig said...

That yarn is fabulous, great knitting too.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Gorgeous socks! I like how you modified the stitching and the color is primo!

Terri Faust said...

Awesome socks! My feet are envious.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My socks are SO pretty! Thank you so much my friend, I will think of you every time I wear them and I can't wait to see them IRL!!!!

Melodee said...

Not sure if you know, the SDMQG made your Birch tree quilt for one of the guild officers - it turned out great, they used super colors. Another "sorry you have cancer" quilt. They break my heart.

Sylvia said...

Lovely socks!

Needled Mom said...

Those socks are fabulous. Love the yarn and the pincushion is super sweet too. It would make a great full sized quilt.

Karen said...

Amanda Jean, either it's a lot cooler in Minnesota than it is here in Maine ?? or you've got super air conditioning :) At the moment I could not even begin to get excited about socks or a pincushion challenge! Great finishes this week.

Carla said...

Good for you Amanda Jean! How I wish I could have you in my shop ; )

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Becky said...

I am very determined to learn to make socks this winter. I have downloaded your pattern, plus others. Surely this winter I can find the time! Thanks for sharing!