In and Out and Done

On a business trip to Texas last week, I finally put the last stitch in my lovely In and Out Socks.

Tosh Merino In and Out Socks

Yarn: Merino Tosh Light, colorway ‘Filigree’

Pattern: In and Out Socks by Cookie A

There are 19 gorgeous sock patterns (including this one) in Cookie A’s book Knit. Sock. Love. And best of all, you can buy it in a .pdf edition for instant gratification.

Tosh Merino In and Out Socks

While knitting these socks, it became clear that the designer knows her stuff. Every detail seems to be meticulously thought out, from the staggered ribbing that transitions effortlessly into the cable patterns on the leg, to the heel that forms organically from the crux of a cable twist — no opportunity was missed to turn hum-drum construction details into eye catching design elements.

Tosh Merino In and Out Socks, Heel

I have a feeling this won’t be my last pair of socks from this book…

Tosh Merino In and Out Socks

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Cable Porn

No, not that kind…

THIS kind!
Cables

Cables

I finished my first In and Out sock on my west coast trip this week. The charts were just the right level of complicated to keep my interest on a long plane flight.
Bystanders Aren't Safe...

(Even the dog’s not safe from becoming a prop when I’m trying to get a picture of my latest project…)

And finally, proof that this blog lives up to its name… a quick Blackberry snapshot of my knitting setup. Pre-takeoff, of course! And with a requisite copy of ‘SkyMall,’ no less. What can I say, it’s a glamorous life in coach.

Magic Monkey Socks

I’m on a huge sock kick right now. Socks are the perfect knitting project for plane travel — they don’t take up too much room in my laptop bag and they’re small enough that I’m not elbow-checking my neighbor every three seconds. Here’s my most recent finished pair, which I got a ton of work done on courtesy of a five hour delay from DTW to PHL. Sheesh.

Jawoll Monkey Socks

Yarn: Jawoll Magic
Pattern: Monkey, from Knitty Winter 2006

Did I mention I’m on a huge sock kick? Look what showed up at my front door this afternoon: enough sock yarn to keep me busy on my upcoming vacation. Just me, hubby, family, lots of knitting and absolutely NO tv or internet. Sounds like heaven!

Yarn Porn

I’m seriously addicted to Madeline Tosh’s Light Merino, which I used most recently in my Portland Socks. I loved it so much that I had to indulge in a few more colorways. It knits up beautifully and feels heavenly. A little pricey, but worth the splurge!