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Pat's Knitting and Quilting

October 3, 2006
Socktoberfest Begins

Oh how I love an excuse to concentrate on socks! I finally completed my Friday Harbor Socks last night (the toes have been patiently waiting to be done for several weeks). These are comfy, cozy, soft, warm beautiful socks!

Pattern: Friday Harbor Socks by Nancy Bush in "Knitting on the Road "
Yarn: overdyed "Sheep's Gift" from Joslyn's Fiber Farm
Needles: 2 socks on 2 circular 3mm Inox needles

Friday Harbor Socks Friday Harbor socks

Next for this October sock celebration.....the continuation of the Austermann Step husband socks. Tried them on him last night and I have to continue that heel flap a bit longer - his heels sure are deeper than mine!

Austermann Step

Last but not least is the October/November sock for the Knitting On the Road KAL and happily one of my very favorites.... the TRAVELER'S STOCKINGS. I am using Knitpicks "Gloss" ( a soft lovely comination of merino wool and silk) in the Woodland Sage colorway. This is the 1st time I've used this yarn and I am so pleased. It has that beautiful sheen from the silk and the softness of merino. I think the texture will show up nicely. This is also my 1st time using KnitPicks needles - doing 2 socks on 2 circulars, size 0 (2mm) and so far so good! I completed the lace edge last night as a reward for completing the Friday Harbor socks.

Travelers Socks