Saturday, February 24, 2007

1s and 4s.

4 works in progress, each 1 without its mate.

1 to 4, top to bottom: My Bloody Valentine; Lemongrass Pomatomus; Mossy Monkey; Quicksilver.

There's really no justification for this FO-block. Mix-n-match, anyone?

4 squishy, delectable skeins of handpainted sweetgeorgia goodness. A recent intemperate overextension of my wallie over at the Sweet Sheep. Should tide me over until Felicia returns to action.

1 to 4, left to right: Blue Steel; Black Orchid; Kissed; Snap Dragon.

How was I able to justify? Sweet, good-natured Beth provided that:

Surely you want further details about this most excellent new like-a-KAL? You can go here for that. And while you're over there, be sure to thank Beth for being the bestest knit enabler ever (besides, ahem, Anne).

Y'all go get your warmest, comfiest knits on and prepare for the impending 1st FO avalanche of 2007. And while you're all in your coziest gear, sit back, relax, and have yourselves a super weekend.

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Blogger Laura B said...

I think it's fun to have a couple unmatched socks finished. Then, I wait a while to do the second ones, so I can get a lot of fos in a row.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Mintyfresh said...

An avalanche of FOs? I can't wait!

6:09 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Love the concept of the orphan train of socks, I've got my own on the go as well. Boy oh boy do I wish I could get my hands on some Sweet Georgia!!

6:38 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

You have a lot of color and pattern variation in your socks! It will be fun to see them all finished at once :)

9:35 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

They will all be smashing pairs when you are done! And Laura B has a point about a flurry of FOs. Your new yarn is beautiful! I've not gotten my mitts on any Sweet Georgia yet. How do you like it?

9:41 PM  
Blogger tentenknits said...

hmm expand the stash 07, sounds like a KAL made for me... sweet sensational sock FOs!

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Erin said...

I love all your mis-matched socks. So fun. The first sock is always the most interesting to knit anyway.

3:18 AM  
Anonymous brooke said...

Love the pic of the socks-all beautiful patterns. You're going to have an amazing collection of socks when they get their mates. I love the SweetGeorgia yarn-she really has an eye for colour.

8:31 AM  
Blogger seedless grape said...

Beautiful Sweet Georgia yarns! I bet those will knit up beautifully.

And I agree with Brooke--you will have a beautiful sock collection when you finish those pairs up. Lovely yarns, lovely patterns.

9:38 AM  
Blogger JulieFrick said...

Well, you DO know how I love three's, but these 1s and 4s are pretty nice, too. My soaps arrived yesterday and I bathed TWICE in Cornucopia. HEAVENLY. I also noticed it was tied so prettily with some of that lemongrass yarn! So pleased to see Don't Let's Go in your sidebar. Hope you love it.

10:08 AM  
Anonymous anne said...

Argh, I'm far too poor lately to be doing any enabling in good conscience. Grad school stipends SUCK.

10:11 AM  
Blogger femiknitter said...

I'm all for mismatching the socks, especially if it means you get to cast on with some of the lovely new yarns you've acquired! All of the socks are beautiful--great yarns and patterns. By the way, I got my soap of Friday, and I love it! I'll send you an email about it soon!

10:23 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

oh how i wish that felicia weren't taking a break from dyeing!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

Oh that yarn is too gorgeous.
An Expand your stash group - what an idea!

12:56 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

A sock without its mate is like a fish without a bicycle. Hmm...maybe that doesn't work in this instance. I'm actually knitting a series of mismatched socks on purpose right now. P-funk will be so stylin'

4:00 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

Pretty maids all in a row...Love all the socks! Who says they need a mate?!

7:15 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

oh, i don't know whether to feel sorry for the socks or happy that they have so many buddies!

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Nora said...

Heh, this resembles my sock pile!

PS: So, do I start sewing your zakka pouch?!

12:17 AM  
Blogger Pikku- Kettu said...

Oh, those poor lonesome socks. I bet they'll be oh so happy when they get paired off. :)

2:57 AM  
Anonymous Beth said...

Your socks are beautiful!! And it looks like you'll be working on 4 more singles before getting back to a pair ;) What are your plans for the Sweet Georgia?

Thanks for mentioning Expand Your Stash!! Hopefully others will get in on the fun.

6:15 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

look at all those finished socks! I love that you have such a range of colors too....can't wait for the forthcoming avalanche!!!

I love that black orchid yarn - such pretty colors!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Olga said...

I think that's a very good strategy you've got going there, actually...knit a series of socks, and then go back to the first and knit its mate--the pattern and the yarn will feel fresh again!

Thanks for your comment on my ABD post! You'll get there before you know it. :-)

11:37 AM  
Anonymous nova said...

I think I like the reasoning behind the "expanding your stash" kal. It's so logical. I also like that train of socks, the variety is fun. And as far as the Sweet Georgia yarn, get while the getting's good, I say...

2:24 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

I most definately need to join Expand Your Stash! I love enablers!
Nice haul from Sweet Georgia!
Love the Lemongrass Pomatomus and the Monkey too!

3:13 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

expand your stash???... yes please.

i love all the music you've listed in your sidebar. i listened to almost every single one of those cds on saturday and sunday. it helped drown out my loud, robertplantlisteningonrepeat neighbor. ugh.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

pretty socks, even without mates. All that sock yarn looks yummy, too.

On a side note, re: your comment on my blog about box bags (I don't know if I'm dense or what, but I couldn't find your email anywhere on your blog)
I would love to make a trade for your soap! I've been using all the strength I can muster not to buy some of the grapefruit (we just bought a house this week and I'm trying to be good...)

How do you want to do the trade? Do you want me to show you some of my fabrics? Or let me know what colors you like? I'm a newbie trader and don't know standard protocol:) Let me know what you think (

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is the best idea for a kal i have seen for ages!!
i love the different colours of those socks, they look great all lined up together like that.
i was freaking out when i saw that felicia was going away for a bit, i better get my hands on some sweetgeorgia before it all runs out!!!

7:12 PM  
Blogger Kodachrome said...

Bring on the FOs! And as Olga said above, I think this sock strategy is a good one--it helps you to avoid the "second sock syndrome" because by the time you go back to the second sock, it's a whole new experience!

PS: The lemongrass Pomatomus is my favourite.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Those are all beautiful! Expand your stash sounds fantastic! I may have to join you on that one.

1:21 PM  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

lol oohhhh you and I have the same sock drawer! The kids have got so fed up with my lone soldiers that they are now wearing them as mis-matched pairs!! I should blush, shouldn't I ... but, hey, just means I never have to confront second sock syndrome ....

3:28 PM  
Blogger Elinor said...

Ugh, you remind me of my unfinished socks and they're not as pretty as yours. So boring. I've been sneaking knitting in during my Tues grad seminar because I sit in the back and the prof is 80. I don't think he can see my small sock knitting and I doubt he'd care if he could. That's the only way I'm making any 2nd sock progress these days!

11:01 PM  

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