3/18/2007

Crewsin' along with a Wee Tiny Sock.....

I joined Emily's Wee Tiny Sock Swap, I couldn't help myself. I figured this was a deadline that even I could achieve. So I did. And I knit a Wee Tiny Sock! These little things are too cute...useless in any functional sense but way too cute.

So I decided I should test drive the wee tiny sock...on our wee tiny Italian Greyhound Khemet.
Needless to say she wasn't thrilled. I didn't put the sock completely on her foot (it was a wee too tiny for my wee tiny doggie) as I didn't want to hurt her. I am actually happy that it matches her spring coat. Okay clearly too much time on my hands....


I did wash it before sending it along to my pal, just in case you might be worried......

The yarn is Emily (isn't that funny?) from Posh Yarn. The colour is Sweetshop. This yarn is delicious; 80% Lambswool, 10% Angora and 10% Cashmere. I made a pair of socks with it that are divine (coming soon I promise....). These Wee Tiny Socks are toe up with a short row yarn over heel (it was tough...all two turns of it!).

I can honestly say this was a FUN swap! No pressure, minimal expectation (the sock and a note) and a quick knit. Thanks so much Emily!
While I have still been feeling pretty lousy (chelation is on hold for a bit; too much detoxing - apparently I am quite efficient and my body has to catch up) I have been able to knit more in the last month than I did for about 6 months last year! Woohoo!
The sacrifice has been a conscious choice to limit my time online, either posting or commenting - I have been able to read some and comment on a few but it really does require some cognitive staying power and well, I am trying to find the balance.
I have been knitting. Nothing too difficult. It feels so wonderful though. Soothing. Calming. Back in my place of oneness with the universe. Almost. Every. Day. A wonderful development.
My favourite heel. Short row yarn over heel. Love it. Quick and relatively painless. And a great fit. And, it looks great. There is a wonderful tutorial on the technique here from Melinda at Purlwise.

The finished socks. Vespers' Crew on 2.5mm needles. 2 socks on 2 circulars. No pattern, just the lovely stripiness that is Vespers (this link is the shop - and yes, it is always sold out). And I have just realized perfect for St. Patricks Day....wait that was yesterday wasn't it. Okay, so I am a bit behind....!
Have a wonderful day where ever you be! Here in Eastern Ontario, the sun is shining and the sky is blue and there is lovely snow blowing across the farm. Ah, the last few cold days of winter.....it is a beautiful thing indeed.

20 comments:

Carole Knits said...

Don't you just love Vesper sock yarn? It's my absolute favorite. Your short row heel is wonderful. I just knit my first ever short row heels this week and I found it challenging and I had holes but I like the way it looks and fits so I'm hoping I can improve my technique.
Stay well, Cynthia.

Suzie said...

Hi Cyn! That sock is fab! I love the color split on the heel too! It reminds me that have some Vesper in my stash that I should bust out... Cute mini sock too!

leah said...

I love the Wee Tiny Sock! I had so much fun making mine, I think I am going to make some more out of the left overs from all the socks I've knit!

And the Vesper's are too cute! I knit a spring pair myself recently in the Astro colorway! I love the effortless matching of the stripes!

Teyani said...

how lovely - I think that I really must try knitting that cool short row heel. Those socks are wonderful (all three of them!)

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Love the wee tiny sock ... I'm one who usually loves bright colors, but I can honestly say I love the green striped socks. Must be the lime in 'em that attracts me. I went nowhere for St. Patrick's Day but I DID fix the corned beef & cabbage in beer and set up the table in theme. Yummy.

It was also a beautiful day to knit ... or needle felt. BTW, be expecting the book to arrive soon. ;-)

Wannietta said...

Amanda & I both love 'em! I especially like the bits of darker green.

Cathy said...

Love the wee tiny sock, but the wee tiny dog is a definite show stealer! What a doll!

I'm so happy you are able to knit more than you have been and I love your socks!

Take care Cindy, it's great to have a post from you :)

Carrie said...

The wee sock is adorable as are the St Patrick's Day socks. Enjoy the luck of the Irish !

Kelly said...

Glad you got your knit back. Little socks is so cute and the vesper socks are beautiful!

Lucia said...

Great socks! The tiny one is so cute, and the striped ones are so... stripey. Very cheerful and springlike. After getting a foot of snow over the weekend I'm for anything springlike.

Thanks for the link to the short-row heel tutorial, too. I do all my heels short-row, but I wrap rather than yo. Despite her various disclaimers I found PGR's instructions hard to follow, so I haven't tried the yo method -- but the tutorial with pix looks very clear. Different learning styles, or something.

Samantha said...

All the socks look great. Cute doggy too. :)

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Love your wee tiny sock and your dog is adorable too! I LOVE Italian Greyhounds. Your Vespers socks are great, fantastic green stripyness. Don't you love short row heels? They look so nice. Nice to hear you are getting back into more knitting.

jasmine said...

You know I love those stripey green socks!! Good to see you are getting a little knitting done. Take care

Kim said...

Your socks are very timely for St. Patrick's Day. I hope I get your wee tiny sock - it is so cute!

aija said...

Those stripes are just awesome! That's my fav short row heel, too.

emily said...

I love the srriped socks! Those are fantasic and in such great spring colors.

Miss Scarlett said...

I love your Vesper socks! They look fantastic.
Great to see you - glad you enjoyed the Wee Sock swap, those socks are so cute. 2 row turned heel.
How wonderful that you are knitting regularly again.
My thoughts are always with you!

amanda cathleen said...

hehehe your dog looks *so* very happy to have the sock on! She does look pretty cute in it!
Love the stripi-ness that is Vesper. Love the heel too, I cast on for some vesper socks in astro last night. Vesper is my comfort socks! Glad to here your treatment is working!!! yay!!!

Dorothy said...

The sooner you detox, the sooner you can talk up a storm, in the meantime, we won't forget you.

Very cute Wee Tiny Sock. Love it, although I see even wee tiny dogs aren't big on socks. Mine isn't either, but the town was so crazy with salt this year.

Vesper is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. You just may have to wear them next year.

Jenn said...

OMG...love the socks Cynthia!what yarn did you use!!1! :-) I want some of my own...he he