Saturday, November 03, 2007

Spooky Flowers and ILG Socks

Halloween was fun. We had some trick or treaters, I ate candy at work and at home, Mr. Batty brought home this wonderful spooky bouquet, which has strands of fiber stuff that blinks. The blinking was hard to capture in full light, but here is a picture of the pretty colors,


and here is a darker picture with the blinky strands, the little dots to the right. They blink on and off and are a bright orange.


Friday, I was home sick. Mr. Batty had been coughing and keeping us both awake, and yesterday, I felt so bad I couldn't drag myself out of bed to go to work. It wasn't until about 11 that I made it to my comfy chair for some knitting, and I finished the I Love Gansey socks for the Six Socks Knitalong. It was a fun knit, in spite of some feline... issues.


Oh, and did you notice how the heart pattern on my favorite frumpy nightie matches the heart pattern on the socks? Did you?


Yes, that's me, all style and class when I'm sick and flopped around the house.


I haven't blocked them yet, but the damage Merlin did is staying inside the sock for now and is not visible, so that is good. And I am very happy with the look and feel of these socks, very Gansey, like a comfy, gray sweater.

Details:
Pattern: I Love Gansey Socks, available to members of the Six Socks Knitalong on Yahoo.Groups. You have to be a member to access the pattern, but there are some really good ones, and a new one comes out every 2 months!
Yarn: Trekking XXL in color 291, a dark gray with slubs in yellow, red, green, blue... very gray, yet also very colorful and fun to knit with. I really like this yarn.
Needles: US 0 circs
Mods: None, except that there are only 2 repeats of the heart pattern on the foot because my feet are so small.

30 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

They look great! Merlin loves them too, just didn't know how to show it correctly. ;)

Bezzie said...

Love those flowers!

You realize those will always be the "Merlin Socks" and not the I Love Gansey socks right? ;-)

Bonnie said...

Your gansey socks are beautiful! So are the flowers. You know, I am starting to look forward to your posts not just for the knitting and kitten antics, but to read about the latest sweet thing Mr. Batty has done!

Bobbi said...

those flowers are awesome how nice!

The socks looks great! congratulations!

spinndiva said...

Get better Batty!
cool flowers!

Maureen said...

Hope you are feeling better today. Love the ILG socks! They are in one of my favorite colors too! I did mine in grey too! Love the bat placemats on the table! I was thinking of you today as I was surfing and saw a bat wing's shawl from a knitting book... of course of hand I can't think of where, but have you seen it or made it? It looked right up your alley! :)

cpurl17 said...

Those are perfect snuggle socks!!

Abril said...

How nice of your husband to bring flowers on your favorite holiday. I hope you're feeling better.

Annie said...

I love the socks! I hope you're feeling better.

Carina said...

Those socks are lovely!

Hee, hee, you have a comfy chair, too. I think everyone should have one. There should be a charity to help everyone get a comfy chair, I say. They're for days like this when some virus starts hitting and all.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize you were a local! Like the socks, and love the fibery blinky flowers - very cool! thea

Beverly said...

The socks look so comfy and warm. Great job!

sharon said...

Those are gorgeous. I am working on One for a sock swap and already trying to decide which colour mine will be. The Grey is awesome!!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Those socks look gorgeous!! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Linnea said...

Ooh, pretty! And very nice with the nightie matching.

bradyphrenia said...

congrats on finishing the socks despite the challenges. great job!

weezalana said...

Great looking Ganseys! That pattern's on my list as well.

Hope you're feeling better!

Holly said...

The socks look great! I hope you're feeling better.

Larjmarj said...

Nice work on the socks!

Get rid of those cooties and get to feeling better!

gourdongirl said...

Hope you and Mr batty are feeling better now.

BTW I wish my DH would buy me flowers the last lot he bought was when Robert was born and he's now 8!

gourdongirl said...

BTW forgot to say....I love these sox!

Dipsy said...

Now, this flower bouquet with the sparkly strands in between must be the most beautiful one I've seen for long! Yay for Mr. Batty - he rocks big time, that's for sure!
I'm sorry to hear that you guys haven't been feeling well lately - there's some real nasty bugs around worldwide these days it seems - I hope you're all much, much better by now!
But at least you could knit a bit - and these socks turned out absolutely beautifully! This is certainly a "Must-knit-too" project for me - gorgeous!

Shauna said...

Those socks are great! They look sooo warm. That's needed in Massachusetts these days, it's been a tid bit nipply! heh

Rebel said...

very pretty socks! And I love how they match your nighty. If you're going to stay home sick, you may as well be comfy!

Amanda said...

It looks like they turned out great--despite their kitten encounter. They look so warm and cozy!

Knittypants said...

I hope you are feeling better, now.

The sock look great, and very cozy with your nightie. I really like my cozy clothes, I kind of wish I could live in pajamas.

maryannlucy said...

Cat spit socks - just the way to wear them. They look lovely, very warm, love the detail too. Hope you are feeling better soon, and that your cats didn't see the need to tell you they are sad that you are sick ;-)

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

The ILG's look great and cozy! One of these days I'll get around to knitting that pattern.

Hope you & Mr Batty get better soon.

Kristina B said...

great flowers Batty!

hope and trust you're better by now...

mel said...

What a great pair of socks, they look like the perfect comfort on a sickday !!

Hope you're feeling better!