Tuesday, October 19, 2010

sunkissed sands

The celebration of Socktoberfest continues!

South Fork socks by Linda Welch

The minute I saw this pattern I knew I wanted to knit it...and I knew exactly which yarn in my stash would be a perfect complement...

...STR Sunkissed Sands

To make it even sweeter, Linda is running a half-marathon in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and donating her proceeds from sales of this pattern to the LLS during the month of October. How cool is that?!

And it's secret knitting time...so, no rest for this knitter!!

That about wraps it up for this Tuesday! I hope you all are having a great week!

There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky;
there is one spectacle grander than the sky,
that is the interior of the soul
~Victor Hugo


Susan {Florali} said...

really, really, really nice!

Judy S. said...

Love that pattern and color, Gail. Thanks to you I have a long lineup of great sock patterns!

Allison said...

I love that pattern, too! You really did have the perfect yarn on hand. Happy Tuesday :)

Rani said...

Beautiful phrase by Mr. Hugo.

That yarn is perfectly sea shell. I've never seen a stitch pattern like that. It's really interesting and pretty. If I ever get my sock mojo back (and i can feel it creeping up on me) this will have to be on the list. Thanks for the link.

sarah said...

Your photos make me smile.. beautiful as always. Just wanted to say hello.. it has been a while since I have visited! Busy around here :)

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I am constantly amazed at your ability to match photos and props to your WIPs! I either need to tame down my colors a bit or try harder, LOL!

Linda said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Thank you so much for linking to my pattern! I have raised over $300 so far this month for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

IrishGirlieKnits said...

Just gorgeous Gail! The socks and the ocean, such breathtaking pictures as always!!

Happy Weekend!

cjbell said...

First let me say how much I enjoy your photos, especially of the socks. The colors & patterns are truly inspiring.
I am working on a pair of South Fork socks because of these pictures! I'm using STR Sock Candy. Question--the slipped stitch causes a buckle in the fabric since it has to pull so far. Is it supposed to do that?? I'm experimenting with a double yo on Row 1 so that it gives a little more length to that stitch. I think I like that better.
Maybe because the yarn is cotton, not wool, is why it needs a little more 'ease'. What do you think?