I finished these socks last week, so I thought I’d give you the official rundown.
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock – 2 skeins of Light Blue, 1 skein of Navy
Started: May 17, 2007
Finished: September 23, 2007
I actually bought this as a kit about two years ago on eBay – I don’t remember the seller. I replaced the beads that came with the kit with beads I bought at a bead shop last year. I bought the beads to make Odessa – but ended up using the yarn for fingerless gloves (follow all that?). Anyway – love the yarn, love the beads. I think I’d like to do beaded socks again, but use a more interesting beaded pattern – this was pretty – but pretty boring.
So these are the red-wine socks socks….I think for the most part, you can’t tell, but I did see a few spots. Sigh….
Overall, though – I think they came out well, and I really do love Shepherd Socks. I gave them to Dan’s girlfriend, Carrie, earlier this week, and I think she liked them (or is just too polite to say “ewww”). Carrie has had a rough couple of weeks, so hopefully the socks cheered her up a little.
Cobblestone – I finished the body and the sleeves, and now I need to join them. And I’m procrastinating. Because Chris told me that the next part is hard and confusing (God forbid I actually read the directions for myself!). But I suppose I should just do it – I searched on Ravelry and the ‘net and didn’t see any comments that its really difficult so I think she could be playing me.
I ordered yarn last week – and it isn’t here yet. Is there anything as long as the wait for yarn ordered online? Sigh….
It is a beautiful day here today – so I was spinning on the deck for a little – until it got too hot. Too hot! In October! Where is fall? I’m really done with wearing shorts and being hot – I’m ready for sweaters, apples, colorful leaves…..I hear next week the summer weather will finally end, so cross your fingers!