Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Finished: Twinkleberry Socks & Prelim 1

The throes of prelim exams require that I just poke my head into the blogosphere briefly, but after getting all that Embossed Leaves love, I couldn't resist taking a few minutes to show y'all another finished PAIR! And can I just say, WHO do I think I am, finishing things like this? I am seriously losing all my Philistine cred over this, I just know it.

Finished: Twinkleberry Socks
Pattern: Twinkleberry Socks, a free Knitzi pattern designed by Beth of good-natured ribbing
Fiber: Yarn Nerd merino/tencel blend sock yarn in denim blues
Size: women's foot
Needles: size 1 Knitpicks circular needle
Date Started: September 2007
Date Completed: January 2008
Notes: This is a really wonderful pattern--super easy pattern repeats that turn into a gorgeous lacy sock with just a hint of cables. The merino/tencel blend also made these socks especially pretty; I've got it bad for merino/tencel sock yarns right now. I'm convinced that merino/tencel + lacy sock pattern = shiny, happy socks of perfection. More to come on this combination, just you wait.

And, as of yesterday at 5:00 pm, I have another FO! Prelim exam 1 down, and 3 more to go. What a grueling experience. I typed 14 pages (single-space!) in 4 hours. Can we say OUCH?! Don't they know I use those fingers to knit? Jeez.

Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments on my Embossed Leaves socks! I appreciate them all, and I hope that as soon as these narsty prelims are over I can get back to responding to comments and... LEAVING comments. Just 3 more weeks. I swear, once the exams are over, I am going to do nothing but knit for a week (maybe two!) straight. It is going to be awesome.

P.S.--Would you believe me if I told you I have already finished yet ANOTHER pair of socks?? It's true, I swear. I'll be back very soon...

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Blogger Deborah said...

i've been knitting socks on and off for one year. I'm a spazz so before i'm allowed to move on from jaywalkers, i must be able to do a pair without tears. I'm on my 4th pair but looking at all of your adventures in socks, perhaps I'll reconsider...

9:50 AM  
Anonymous kim said...

I believe the sock knitting will actually help your exams. They are like lucky socks! Good luck with everything...

10:25 AM  
Blogger Lola and Ava said...

Wow! You're knocking out those pairs. Someone else is going to have to take the lead on the Single Sock movement.


10:52 AM  
Blogger Terhi said...

So beautiful, both these and the Embossed Leaves socks. Can't wait to see the next pairs! Take care!

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Cara said...

Good luck with the tests! Socks are a breeze compared, I'm sure!

11:13 AM  
Blogger elizabeth marley said...

Your socks are beautiful! And good luck with the exams, we'll all be here when you get back.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

Congrats on the first exam down, Megan! And I can't believe how you're cranking out the FOs.

11:29 AM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Congrats on BOTH fos!

11:33 AM  
Blogger Katie M. said...

lovely socks! congrats on the FOs -- in all areas of life.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Socks are great for those times when your attention is clearly elsewhere. Good luck with the exams!

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Ann said...

Those socks are really cute. Congrats on knocking down a prelim!

11:44 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

oh my gosh - what is happening??? Finished PAIRS?????

Those are beautiful!

11:52 AM  
Anonymous naomi said...

Congratulations on both! (I am so glad my prelim was not like yours.)

12:03 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

Woohoo! Look at you, knockin em down, one by one... congrats on getting the first prelim out of the way. Sound grueling as hell, but I'm sure you rocked it.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Yeah for one exam down and yeah for those socks -- beautiful!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Ibunnysavetroy said...

love the socks, adding them to the queue!

good luck with those exams and single space just should not be used anymore.

2:57 PM  
Blogger smelk-o-matic said...

Gorgeous socks. I am on a merino/tencel kick lately, as well. It's great - you can put it in the washer AND dryer!! So practical of me - who knew?

As for your cred, yup. Game over. I win!! ;)


3:02 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Gorgeous! Keep up the good work with the exams, we all know you'll make it through just fine!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

14 pages in 4 hours? How are you still sane? I'm very impressed that you're able to knit socks and take such horrendous exams, I think I'd be near the end of my rope now! You're almost done though, so hang in there :)

3:50 PM  
Blogger whitney said...

Beautiful socks! Congrats on another pair! And even bigger congrats on finishing your first prelim exam! Best of luck (not that you need it, I'm sure) on the remaining ones!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Those socks are gorgeous! Congratulations on their finish and the finish of your first prelim exam!

4:59 PM  
Blogger TinkingBell said...

Gorgeous - the zen of socks helps exam memory - fact!

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

***I don't have your number anymore, but if you haven't already heard from him, give Will a call****

5:16 PM  
Blogger Janis said...

Gorgeous! I may have to knit me a pair now.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous desiknitter said...

Congratulations on finishing prelim 1 and the pair (which is beautiful!) It will be over soon - looking forward to having you back regularly.

8:07 PM  
Blogger mel said...

Hurray for more finished socks - these are lovely too!

9:27 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

I'm back in school this term and I find sock knitting, while reading, is really a good thing. Especially if it's a pattern you can getting into the rhythm of without looking. Beautiful "pair" of socks and best of luck to you with your prelims!

10:12 PM  
Blogger Specs said...

Wear these to your next exam for good luck!

(because, of course, it makes sense that if you passed the first while knitting these, you'll pass the rest while wearing them)

11:03 AM  
Blogger Sarah / Blue Garter said...

I hope the exams are coming out as well as the socks! Good for you for finishing all these pairs!

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoo-whee, that's what I call kicking ass and taking names! Excellent work all around.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Beautiful socks! And best of luck on all the prelims.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

The socks are great! You're turning into a pro finisher. Nice work.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous barefoot rooster said...

all of these socks are inspiring -- though i am by no means the first, you're on my "you make my day" list. good luck with your prelims!

8:02 PM  
Anonymous kelp! said...

Oooh, love em! I've had that pattern in my queue for a while, and now I'm itching to knit a pair.

Good luck on your exams! You definitely deserve some hardcore knitting time after the prelims are over!

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Nora said...

Good luck with your exams! x

[I received your email - thank you - but don't even worry about that right now!]

3:17 AM  
Blogger Katie M. said...

oops, I forgot to mention that not only do your socks most definitely rock, but "you make my day." Thanks for such a fun blog!

11:55 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

the socks are *perfect*
you are inspiring me to cast on for some of my own, girl~

1:52 PM  
Blogger Taj said...

Those socks are so pretty!

I love knitting socks too, but mine are no where near as fancy as yours - very plain and functional usually.

3:13 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

those are such beauts! love them. and thanks for the list of links above -- you have great taste!

7:44 PM  

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