Sunday, October 26, 2008

Free Pattern: Feather and Fan Socks (<--click)
Yarn: Classic Elite - I've lost the ball band but there is some angora.
Needle Size: 2 - Magic Loop MethodPicture is a little dark and fuzzy. I completed these socks at least a month ago and am just getting around to taking a picture. I'm trying to complete those single socks that are hanging around. I think I have four more to go. (sigh)
Impossible to make these identical so fraternal it is. Yarn is so very soft. This is the yarn my daughter also purchased without either one of us knowing the other had selected this yarn. You know the old saying "like mother, like daughter". I think I know where that came from.
I spent the last couple of evenings up quite late watching TV and knitting. Above and below is a preview. Again, the 2nd pic is a little fuzzy but I wanted you to see the colorway. It's the Mano merino/silk blend DK that I have absolutely fallen in love with.
This project is being gifted later this week or early next week. Final pics coming soon so stay tuned.

I got together with my girlfriend, Arnette, today. She is retiring and leaving for Florida the end of this week. She has had a long career as a legal analyst at IBM. We've been friends for about 15 years. When we parted I was able to keep a smile on my face but cried when I was alone. I will miss her.
Happy Knitting!


  1. I'm sorry your friend is moving away. Perhaps you should plan a trip to Florida this winter!

  2. How hard it must be to say goodbye to a friend of so many years. :-(

  3. Very pretty knitting. Such a feeling of accomplishment to finish off those SSS things! ;)

    It's so hard to have a good friend move. Being a military family we had a lot of that in our lives.

  4. Your socks are beautiful! I just finished a pair of feather and fan socks for my daughter-in-law and she loves them!

  5. Great colors, they will brighten up the winter months :).

    It is really hard to say goodbye to friends, I know, I will be doing that myself in a few weeks. Not fun :(, but they will always be our friends, just stay in contact and visits will be much fun :).

  6. The socks look so warm and inviting. Especially today. It is soooo cold here in NC. I finally had to break down and turn the heat on.
    So sorry your friend is moving away. :(

  7. Beautiful knitting. I'm glad you got to spend the time with her, but it's so hard to have a friend move away! I'm sorry she's going!

  8. Beautiful knitting. Love your Fetching mitts, too!

  9. Hi Joansie, I love your blog!! I don,t know where u find the time to do all that you do. Loved that Teddy Barn. Well, what an historic election you had. Watched it all. Bet you didn,t know we had a Federal Election just befor yours. Americans don,t care too much about Canadians. Anyway, it will be interesting for me to watch how your Country will change with the new President. He was my choice for sure. I don,t suppose you would send me in the right direction for the pattern for that knit collar with the buttons? What yarn did you use? I just loved it. Well, hope to hear from you and so glad I found your Blog! Millie