What's on my needles?

« A Welcome Trance | Main | The 2 hour handbag »

The Rhythm in the needles

I have so many WIPs right now, including new projects I need to start. Awhile ago, Leslie, invited me to the Socks that Rawk "Leyburn KAL". I quickly joined and was supposed to cast on back when I joined, but never did, as I gave more attention to the projects I had.

Well, this past Thursday, I kept thinking "I gotta get started on my Leyburns", and I finally did. The purpose of the KAL is to have everyone participating in it knit in Socks that Rock yarn only, and in any colorway, hoping to get as many different colorways knitted up for the "Leyburn" sock pattern by Mintyfresh. It has a lattice pattern look, similar to the lattice you would see going across the top of some fenced homes.

I casted on Thursday evening, got the toe and foot started, and contined a teeny bit Friday, but not really, and the on Saturday, kind of did nothing. That is until later in the evening when I finished up other tasks I had to do, and I turned the heel, and started the leg. I was all fine to keep on knitting, but I was tired from cleaning and other random tasks I finished during the day, so I put my sock down.

Come Sunday morning, and I was flying along, like my heading says "The Rhythm in the needles", and it certainly was. I had memorized the pattern and was knitting "blindly". I finished my first sock by mid-morning, even weaved in the ends. The pattern really looks very nice in the Dragondance colorway, and wouldn't yah know it, it's the perfect color for Valentine's Day!

Here's how it started, TOE UP, my fave way now:

Leyburn Socks in Socks that Rock Dragon Dance

And then voila, I got one down and another one about 50% of the way done!

Leyburn Socks in Socks that Rock "Dragondance"

I quickly casted on for the 2nd sock, but had to put it down to take Rosie, my doggy, to the doggy park to play with other dogs. My hubby and I left and visited a dog park in North San Jose, one we hadn't been to before, but it was perfect. Wide open, a bit smaller than a football field, with benches and chairs to sit. Rosie had a great time, she runs like a race horse and we call her Sea Biscuit when she runs like that. Golden Retrievers have amazing speed and agility, it's really neat to see them in full stride. She was a good girl, and got along with all the other dogs, who all were behaved very well. Here, she's resting, after having stole a tennis ball from another dog.

Rosie at the Dogpark

Oh, and she made plenty of friends, including this little guy who just wouldn't stop following her around

Rosie at the Dogpark

When we arrived back home, I started working on finishing the toe, and again, the rhythm took over, and I stopped at the leg portion, which I'll work on tomorrow. I should get these done by Tuesday, I'm giving myself some slack for working *-)

Now, I need to get my beauty sleep, work again tomorrow! And rain is in the forecast, which means I can bulk up with some of my knits, which I love!

Reader Comments (8)

Wow they look gorgeous!

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarisol

WOW!!! Those socks look GORGEOUS!!! And so does your dog! I think Golden Retreivers are beautiful dogs!

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHermione Bagnold

Those are gorgeous socks!

February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCentyB

getting into the rhythm is the sweetest part of knitting. those socks are pretty sweet too. ;-)

rosie is a doll!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteropal

I love when socks go quickly like that. It's so nice. They are pretty and I do love your dog! :)

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterminerva wood

YAY for toe up!!!! That way I never run out of yarn!

I love this pattern. They certainly do fly off the needles.

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNell

Isn't this the best pattern? So quick! Glad you finally got them started, Rocky! Lookin' good!

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Beautiful socks! I tagged you for something on my blog. Pandora

February 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPandora

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>