Monday, May 14, 2007

Look who's back!

Wow, it's mid May, I can't believe how fast time went by. I had to take a break from crafting and blogging for awhile as I was sick through most of March and then had to recover from some whiplash I got in a small car accident. It all turned out to be a blessing in disguise though; at the beginning of the year I had felt a bit uninspired and uncreative, butI'm now pretty excited again about knitting and sewing, and rested enough to have the energy for it. To ease my body gently back into slouch position, I've finished a pair of socks in the loveliest yarn:
Snicket4
Sundara Yarn sock yarn in 'charcoal over rose'. The colors are so beautiful, and I wanted a simple but interesting pattern to show it off.
Snicket3
Specs:
Yarn: Sundara Yarn sock yarn in 'charcoal over rose'
Pattern: Snicket Socks from MagKnits
Needles: Us 1
Mods: I used the short row heel I always knit, instead of the one in the pattern. I also knit these socks a little shorter than all my other socks, as they will stretch out a bit over time from washing and wearing.

I'll have another pair of socks to show you very soon!
During the last few months my computer time has been limited as well, so I would like to apologize to everyone who has commented or asked me for a pattern or anything else without getting a response. Since it's not possible for me right now to wade through all the past emails, if there's anything you still need answered, please email me and I will get back to you as promptly as possible.
It's good to be back :-)

40 comments:

yaiAnn said...

Welcome back to blogland, my dear! We can celebrate by finishing our sun hats! ;)

Kirsten said...

Glad to see you're back - I recently started reading your blog and have been admiring all of your finished projects!

Jennie said...

Wow, gorgeous color! The pattern is perfect!

Dave said...

Those socks are incredibly gorgeous -- what a perfect match of yarn to pattern!

Agnes said...

Wow! Lovely ... both the colour and the pattern! Great job!

Sulafaye said...

Good to have you back, and what a re-entry! I love it when someone achieves a perfect balance of yarn and pattern.

lori said...

welcome back. i was hoping you would return. your socks are lovely btw!

Elizabeth said...

Yay, welcome back! I love your new socks. Sundara yarn is so nice, isn't it?

maritza said...

Yay! Welcome back! So good to see/read you again.

Those socks are lovely, and what a beautiful colorway!

maitai said...

they're beautiful! i love the yarn and i love the pattern.

reluctantMANGO said...

Glad to see you're back in the saddle! Lovely socks, Sundara is a goddess :)

HPNY Knits said...

glad you are back and feeing better! a lovely come back with the sundara socks! that yarn could nurse anybody back to health...

Anonymous said...

Those socks are spectacular in that color! Beautiful!

Stacia
www.pipandtom.com

Queen Frogger said...

Hurray, you are back! The socks look gorgeous. I hope you are fully recovered.

Marie said...

Glad to see you're back and feeling better! Beautiful socks - I wasn't aware of that pattern, but it's really great!

Elena said...

Cool, cool socks! Glad your're back and feeling better.

kris said...

yeah! welcome back - that whiplash thing sounds a bit scary, though. hope you're all good now!

the socks are, of course, GORGEOUS. i've always loved that pattern and it works perfectly with the beautiful yarn. well done!

angelarae said...

Beautiful socks:) I'd love to know how you do your short row heel. The one I do makes some holes. Yours don't seem to have any.

ang

Stacey said...

those are amazing! she comes up with the most beautiful colors! you picked a perfect pattern to show it off! glad you're back!

iSeL said...

I LOVE that pattern and am currently looking for the right yarn in my stash!

Lovely, beautiful, awesome socks. Not a lot make of people pick the Snickets and they are just as beautiful as any other pattern out there. I am madly in love with yours!

Elli said...

love the lovely socks! *sigh*

Lolly said...

The pattern looks amazing in that yarn! Thanks for reminding me of this one :)

Connie said...

welcome back! i kept checking and am happy you're posting again ;) Lovely socks. I'll have to try sundara yarn one of these days...

Kara said...

You're back! Yay. We have missed you.

Fabulous socks, my dear.

Nonnahs said...

Glad you're feeling better. Welcome back!

Diana @ Photodee said...

I, too, am glad you are back! I LOVE those socks! I have been thinking about doing that pattern. Yours came out AWESOME! I also wanted to thank you for your Orchid stitch chart. I used it on my Bird Of Paradise Petals Collection Socks from Sundara and lots of people loved them!

Sherry said...

Those socks are simply beautiful!!

gabriella said...

hey steph! great to see you blogging again. to answer your question on the erika knight v-neck: i'm making the "to fit bust 34 inches"/"actual bust 36 inches" size (the second one). it does seem to be coming out more roomy than not, but it isn't huge. i'm planning to wear this as a layering sweater, so i wanted it to be a bit bigger for that reason - i have a 35" bust so i tend to make the 34" size so things fit properly. i'd say if you're looking for a closer fit, go for the first size given. all of that being said, i've put mine aside for the past two months in favor of lace designing, and heaven knows when i'll pick it up again...so let us know if you find any odd sizing issues we should know about...

moving on - i love those socks! very cool - i completely missed that pattern and will certainly be giving it a shot now that i've seen it. yours look gorgeous! ~gabriella :)

Sundara said...

You always knit the best socks! Glad you were happy with the yarn and welcome back to blogging. Hope you stay well!

AV said...

So glad you are back!!! I hope you are feeling fine now. The socks are absolutely gourgeous!

Cirilia said...

Welcome back, and I hope your body is healing quickly! It's no big deal but I was head over heels for the pink shirt you are wearing in the Mermaid glove photograph (still am) and was wondering if it had been sewn, thrifted, something else...

Again, no big whoop. Those socks look amazing, I can live without blouse info and just stare at those instead!

Julia said...

Hey there, busy lady! Good to have you back! And look at those gorgeous socks...
I've actually been thinking about you , since your Mermaid gloves inspired me to knit some fingerless gloves based on the Child's First Sock pattern - Potomatus still intimidates me!

I had to move my blog after a long break, but I hope I can find time to post again every once in a while.

Philippa said...

It's so lovely to see you back, Steph! And with such beautiful socks, too. (Although nothing less than I would expect from you!) :)

Robin said...

Nice to see you back! I was wondering what had happened to you.

Beautiful socks too. I adore the colour.

Elinor said...

I'm so glad you're back! I had hoped things were okay chez craftaholic! I just started a pair of your orchid socks last week and I LOVE them. I must be an idiot because I still don't have the pattern memorized but maybe that will come with the second sock. Thanks, as always, for the great patterns.

Seeing your socks makes me want to try a pair. Is the pattern very stretchy?

Krawuggl said...

So schön, daß du wieder da bist! Die Socken sind toll, bring mich nur nicht in Verführung, ich hab zur Zeit grad so ein seltsames Verlangen Socken zu stricken, dabei hätt ich noch so viel anderes vorher fertigzumachen.

bassclefs said...

Hello, I have been reading your blog daily and figured I would become less of a stalker by introducing myself!

Your socks turned out WONDERFULLY and have inspired me to finally learn how to knit socks, I am envious! As well as very very nervous to try to knit socks!

Also, I've tagged you in my most recent journal entry.

Nora said...

Beautiful socks.

I've been thinking about you lately - I'm currently working on your orchid sock pattern, using Sundara navy over pink.

Good to have you back. :)

nicole said...

Welcome back! Sorry to hear you've been sick.

Your socks are really lovely. I'm always on the lookout for patterned socks that aren't too "fussy". I love using subtly variagated yarns and think simple patterns show them off best. I'll definitely be knitting a pair of these for myself.

Romi said...

Gorgeous!

Welcome back! Be well. :)