Wednesday, August 13, 2008

It's Sold .....

...... do you remember this sock that I was knitting ? I cast them off on Monday, brought them to my knitting circle for show & tell on Tuesday & the ladies were singing praises about the sock & suggested that I should consider selling my socks as they are so well knitted. So for the fun of it, I just answered "Who will buy the socks?" & the socks were sold immediately. In fact, I have an order to knit another pair. Wow ! I just can't believe it - I am selling my handknitted socks.
As I never dream that I will be selling these socks, I did not take a picture of them, so I managed to just quickly snap a picture with my mobile (& thus the blurry picture) before the socks went home with it's new owner.
Pattern : My own toe-up toe & heel with the Spiral Twist Rib from the More Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn : Jolly Jumbuck (a blend of silk & merino in a reddish colorway)
Needles : 2.5mm Harmony dpns

I love knitting these socks as the yarn is so lovely to work with. In fact, I was quite sad to cast off as I wanted to carry on knitting. On top of that, the color is so gorgeous - Irene really did a fantastic dye job. Now I have to start work on the other pair of socks .....

Of course, I am still knitting away on the Pi shawl & with all the Olympics going on, I managed to cast off 376 sts .....


..... and there are 200 sts more to go but I think I have a big problem .....

..... I think I am running out of yarn. I had 1250 yds of silk & it looks like there will not be enough to finish the border ? I can't believe it ! I have checked the colormart store & they don't have the color in stock. Well, I am just going to keep on knitting & see what happens - wish me luck !

7 comments:

Bells said...

wow. selling socks. People say to me from time to time, as they probably do to many sock knitters, and I always think, well, I'll never make the money back it cost me in time and yarn purchase....so I'll watch you with interest!

And the pi yarn! Oh no!! Keep going. I hear that if you knit faster, you don't run out of yarn. Or is that just a knitter's myth?

Bogie said...

Good luck with the shawl--I hope you're able to eek out the border with the remaining yarn. I know I knit faster when I think I'm running out of yarn... but as bells said, I'm *almost* positive that it doesn't help. But it can't hurt, right? ;)

Denise said...

That's great that you are selling socks :)That shawl looks beautiful, I don't think I could ever have the patience to try one!

Linda said...

Wonderful!!!! On all fronts. But I am just wondering how much did you sell the socks for? When I mention here that I pay around $20US for the yarn for socks, people think I'm nutso. So I was just wondering how you managed to do it.

knitabulous said...

As Michelle said, I have some of that yarn in that colour. I'd be more than happy to send it to you - pm me on ravelry (knitabulous) with your address and I'll mail it to you straight away.

Ailsa

Susan said...

The socks are beautiful and I hope the new owners appreciate your talents in knitting them! Can't wait to see the finished shawl.

JL said...

Congratulations on being able to combine hobby and income together.

Keep it up !