|Ready to crank socks with plenty of good light.|
I had been procrastinating, but with Art in the Yard approaching, it was time to get to work and get some socks made. I worked many afternoons in good light from the west window until sun made it too bright. On cloudy days or night, I have the two hallogen spotlights pointing right down inside the cylinder so I can clearly see what is happening with the yarn and needles.
These are a few of the socks I made for Art in the Yard (June 23rd).
|Sock half done, completed heel showing in bottom half of cylinder.|
|Ginger, Mango, and Papaya make a fun sock!|
|Each socks takes 25 minutes, start to finish, on the sock machine, when all goes well.|
|Detail of the Ginger, Mango, Papaya color combination when knit together.|
|Four pairs of socks waiting to have toes closed by hand, which takes me about 25 minutes per socks due to knitting with 3 fine strands of 2 ply yarns, and old eyes!|
|Detail of closing toes with Kitchner Stitch.|
|“Got the Blue” in progress. Yes, I name each pair of socks!|
|“Spring Greens” in progress, ordered by an area jewelry artist.|
|“Spring Greens” completed.|
|Luna Moth on the neighbor’s shed, this summer, and inspiration for a new color combination for socks.|
|Milo, ready to help make socks.|
Now it’s early August, and time to make socks again for our guild sale during CranberryFest, Saturday, October 6th, at the UCC church in Eagle River, WI. Never a dull moment!