Even It Up


Well, I have another set of socks done in Jitterbug.

Top view of blue parrot socks

Nothing too unusual about them,

Front view of blue parrot socks

until you see that I ran out of yarn on the cuff of the second sock.

Uneven blue parrot socks

It seems my trusty kitchen scale isn’t so trusty. Yep, it is the scale’s fault. Anyway, I am leaving them that way, because it is not like I wear these socks with shorts. Only those that read this blog will know of my shameful secret. Oh, and that cuffs of my socks are not the same length.

Oddly enough, in wearing them yesterday, I could tell the difference between the socks. The shorter cuff is just not a natural length for me, I guess because of being use to wearing commercially made socks.

In any case, onto the next pair of socks:

Lipstick on Your Collar

This pair of socks is for my mother as part of her Mother’s Day gift. (My parents don’t have internet access, so don’t go spilling the beans to them!) The yarn is from Sheila at Wullenstudio and is her Lipstick on Your Collar colorway. I got it at the Cloverhill booth at MSWF. (BTW, I am well aware that I am not going to get this done by Sunday. Fortunately, my family is well aware of the routine when it comes to getting handmade gifts from me.)

I also have some sewing to do:

Sewing for Baby

Friends of mine from college just had another daughter. I knitted them a sweater for their previous bundle of joy, so I thought this one could us a sundress or two. (Not all of the fabrics you see here are for the new one. Some are for stash, in case I get surprised with a birth announcement like this again.) I am going to be using the patterns out of Kwik Sew’s Sewing for Baby, which, for the price of it, seems to give a lot of patterns and instructions on how to change the patterns around for different looks. We shall see how it all comes out.

7 thoughts on “Even It Up

  1. Looks like you’ll be busy.

    I think the different cuff lengths would bug me. Very nice colorway, though.

  2. Aw! The difference isn’t too bad. And like you said, only us bloggers will know. 🙂

    I totally adore both sock yarn colors. Aren’t you surprised?

  3. Sure, blame it on the poor kitchen scale when it can’t tell its side of the story! *giggle*

  4. I made socks for my mom for mother’s day, too. My family doesn’t know quite what to make of things I knit, so we’ll see how she reacts. I was really, really proud of myself for getting them done in time.

  5. Is that fish on the blue fabric? It’s adorable – can’t wait to see the finished product!

  6. You and your incredible sewing, you continually amaze me. I love your parrot socks and I look forward to knitting up Kingfisher one of these days. I spent a bit of $ at Cloverhill, I did not see the lovely sock yarn you purchased for your mom. I look forward to seeing how it knits up.

  7. Oh my. I live in constant fear of running out of yarn. I can see now why I never was to sure about those scales 😉

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