I am loving these socks – just need a few more conferences……

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Another yarn from the IxChel Bunny Sock Club wound for socks on the go….

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I have finished a pair of socks!  These guys have been finished for a little while and they’ve been posted & received.  Disappointingly they are too big for J but she likes them anyway – I’ll actually measure her foot next weekend for a new pair because I don’t think these will give her the right feel for hand knit socks.

The yarn was from Charli’s sock club last year, it’s soft, glossy & was lovely to knit but I started way back in April which makes them a very long knit.  In the past few months I have been working pretty much full-time and going some work slightly outside my scope of practice which made it really challenging but really rewarding.  After the last school holidays life slowed down a tiny bit for a few weeks and I picked up the knitting again.  It’s feels so great.

 

Specs:

Pattern: Can’t remember the name but Charli designed them!

Yarn – Ixchel Bunny Sock Club 

Needles – 2 mm DPN

Gauge – 8 sts/inch (I think)

Timing: Sunday 13 April 2014 – 29 July 2014

Yards –  I had a fair bit left over – maybe enough for booties?

Modifications – Nil.

 

 

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Modified Manly Socks

Wow – I am shocked to realise it’s been so long since I last wrote a post.  In that time there really hasn’t been a lot of knitting but I have finished the Manly Socks and started a new pair.  This time I am knitting socks to give away.  It feels kind of strange but I know that the person who I am knitting them for will appreciate them especially as they are such a special yarn.

These socks are Love Heart Socks in the IxChel Bunny sock yarn I received in the sock yarn club I was in last year and which I just signed up for again.  It’s amazing how lovely yarn just makes you want to knit and knit.

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Where I got to before pulling out.

I started the socks with 3mm DPN but quickly found that they were going to be too big – annoying since I actually did a gauge swatch.  I pulled them out & started again with 2.5mm DPN and still think I could have gone to 2mm DPN.  Anyway, they will be as they be and still look & feel great.  I just have to work out how long the recipients feet are without asking…..

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The ball here is pretty close to the true colours

 

 

I realised last week that I had not blogged the Wonderland socks I knit from the first Ixchel Bunny Sock Club I received earlier this year.

The reason I guess is that until today they were not really finished and lying around in the WIP basket. The ends are now darned in and they have been put into the sock draw.

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Specs:

Pattern: IxChel Bunny Wonderland Socks

YarnIxchel Bunny sock club July 2013 (I LOVE this yarn – it is so lovely to feel and knitting it up was a dream!)

Needles – 2.5mm DPN

Gauge – 8 sts/inch (I think)

Timing: 16 August 2013 – 30 September 2013 (but maybe 24th November technically)

Yards – I had a little left over but not much.

Modifications – none!

I am going to wind the next sock club yarn later today ready to cast on when I have finished the brown Moda Vera Noir.

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 Today’s the day we put up the Christmas tree – so lots of fun to look forward to this afternoon!

These socks are taking a loooong time.  With only about 35 rows to go I just can’t seem to get there but maybe by next Sunday I’ll be through them.  That’s not to say I am not enjoying them though!  I like the pattern & the yarn is so lovely to knit with but time is limited and it is sock #2 so the excitement ebbs a little.

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I have ordered some more yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills for a little potential gift knitting so maybe no more socks for a few months…

With great excitement I collected the mail today – my IxChel Bunny Fibre Cub parcel has arrived & how fortuitous on my day off!  Pity I have Meals on Wheels and an appointment this afternoon but still, there has been lots of fondling!
IxChel Bunny Fibre & Sock Club July 2013

The fibre is 100gm of GaGa Bunny comprising Angora, Cashmere, BFL & Glitz and the sock yarn is 106gm of Bamboo Bunny Yarn in Angora, Bamboo, Nylon & Silk.