Thursday, February 4, 2010

Gail's Socks

I'd told Gail that if she found yarn and pattern I'd be happy to knit her up a pair of socks. Gail got some of Susan's Picasso line of yarn in 100% baby alpaca in the colorway Lady MacBeth. She found Mountain Colors Fascine Braid as the pattern and then it was all up to me.

Nice easy to memorize pattern and lovely soft yarn to work with. Just a little difficult in low light because of the black and dark grey colors. Gorgeous red!
Gail in turned paid me in yarn. Some really soft and cushy Cascade Eco Duo:

I started a project for Susan that she's been lusting after since I made a pair as a gift. Burnside Winter Twilight Mitts -Deux have been started and this pair will be totally Abstract Fiber sock yarn. She does a pretty black called appropriately, Little Black Dress.
I also started a pair of socks for my sister Tanya out of the Breast Cancer colorway from Lorna's Laces, there's a small error, but I'm going with it. Pattern is Celebrate Spring. Blurry picture:

Tomorrow is all about getting ready for the beach trip. Sharing the beach house with Duffy, Sara, Shelia,  and Tammy. Friends + Fiber = Fun weekend!


  1. Looks like you WILL have a great weekend! :o)

    I've been dying to try Eco Duo, it's so soft! What're you going to make, or do you kow?

  2. I'm going back and forth on doing a slouchy beret or there's some footies in Leigh Radford's One Skein book that might be nice. So nothing definite right now. The beret would use one skein and still allow for another hat. The footies would use both, but I think Gail was disappointed when I mentioned that.

    I have enough of her yarn leftover that I'm going to make some fingerless mitts for her, so there may be more Eco Duo. ;-)