Thursday, February 24, 2011

WiP It Wednesday: The Belated Version and Contest Update

I had every intention of actually getting this post written on Wednesday, but Piper became Her Highness Ultimate Crankpants of Doom last night and I ended up crashing in bed as soon as I got her to stop screaming at me and fall asleep.

I have a finished sock!


I started these socks the day before Piper was born so I would have something to work on in the hospital while I was in labor. Yes - I knit quite peacefully until the contractions were about 3 minutes apart - and seeing as it took a few hours on the pitocin drip before the contractions had me in a good place to start pushing, I'm really glad I did!

A close up of the pretty blues and purples:


I have to say I am loving this yarn - I'm not normally a purple person - that distinction belongs to my Mom. However, I really liked the interplay of the blues and purples. At first I picked the yarn because of its shade, but once I started knitting with it I fell in love all over again because it was so soft and easy to work with. The yarn is Crock-O-Dye (colourway 798) and is 65% superwash wool, 20% nylon, and 15% silk. I will definitely buy this sock yarn again.


The problem with taking pictures in the winter is that my sunroom, which has the best natural light for pictures, is off-limits because it is just as cold as outside - and I am limited by the light that comes through the narrow windows in my living room. I put the socks on the gaming stool to prop them up and give some nice contrast in the light... and Lucky apparently thought I was creating a sunny pedestal for him...


Contest Update!

My friend, Tara won my Baby Arrival Pool - she was smart and not only picked my actual due date, but February 1st was Tara's birthday as well! So, let me know what you have in mind for your prize, Tara!


mom said...

Piper misses me....LOL
Love & Hugs

tara said...

Hmm, that sock is nice.
Socks sound good. I have the 2 pink/red pair you made so something else? Blue or green?
Anything would be lovely.

kemtee said...

Crock-o-Dye is my current favorite sock yarn. The colorways are so pretty.