Thursday, February 04, 2010


Do you remember these?

They're back!!

I hit a glitch* with them, then went on to knit numerous other socks, a scarf, and a cowl...they sat patiently.

It's their time now. I'm back on track and am racing up the cuff to the finish line...of the first sock.

Guess what? Next week I'll be in Tacoma at the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat! Six more sleeps 'til I leave!! I need to start packing my travel knitting! Who else is going to Madrona?

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

*(ETA: the glitch was totally my problem, not the pattern's!! This pattern is very well written and is a beautifully distilled presentation of Cat's Riverbed architecture)

Calvin (&Ripple) sock pattern by Cristi Brockway in STR 'Gail's Autumn Joy'


LoriAngela said...

I had hoped to go to Madrona this year but we have other holiday plans. Maybe next year. It sounds fantastic.

kathy b said...

Those are wonderful socks.

Susan Voegtly said...

Your socks are gorgeous! If they challenged you, then I am a ittle more hesitant to rush into them, but...since I covet your socks I will probably have to try them.
But, The beautiful color of them as on your photos does not seem to be the same as on the BMFA site. I wrote a note to them but didn't hear anything.(it's has been a pretty amazing year up there!) so, If you have a moment would love to hear what you think - oh, photo expert!Thanks!

Neuroknitter said...

Go for it, Susan! These are great socks and the pattern is wonderfully written (see my ETA above)! My glitch was of my own doing...not the pattern's fault at all!!

Re: color: I'm not sure what to say, except that among all the variables that can affect the color of an image of a skein of yarn, the variability between skeins of handpainted yarn has the biggest impact and is also the virtue of handpaints--every skein is unique. I hope that helps!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

I may come up for a bit on Thursday. Depends on work!

IrishGirlieKnits said...

Just gorgeous Gail!! The colorway and pattern are a great combo!

Oh Madrona...maybe next year! Have a blast and I'll be sending a hug up to you through Cupcakefaerie!

turtlegirl76 said...

Calvin would be belly up looking at you for skritches if he could see your pics. Gorgeous!

Rani said...

Oh, how I love those colors. I can smell the falling leaves.

Magnolia Handspun said...

I love the pattern so pretty...and the colors so warm and fall-ish.
I really don't know anyone that can knit socks as beautiful as really take it to new heights.