Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Living in a Land of Single Socks

I have 4 single socks just waiting for their mate. One is for my Aunt M, the other 3 are original designs. This is one that I just finished up. My friend J is having a contest for an original designed based on the Wizard of Oz. The winning pattern will be dispensed as part of her upcoming Wizard of Oz sock club. If this pattern is chosen, it will be released for free to the general public after the sock club has ended. If it is not chosen, it will be made available sooner :)
I wanted to do a pairing of Kansas and Oz and here is what I came up with. A grassy lace pattern paired with little brick rows down either side extending into the heel flap.I am calling this pattern "When Worlds Collide" and the sample sock was knit with one of my hand dyed skeins :) in the Familiar Colorway. I am hoping to take better pictures this weekend.

This past weekend, my parents and I took the minions to a local carousel. They loved it!

My brother, SIL, and nephew were also there so the minions were able to see and play with "baby T".
Grandma, Grandpa, and the grand kids.
Of course we had to hit the playground as well :)

Afterwards, the minions and I were able to get a little dose of nature by means of this little fellow who was residing in our hedge.
The minions thought it was "cool" that his "butt looks like his head". At least they are paying attention!

Little man found this mushroom while he was "mowing" the yard with his bubble mower. He wanted me to take a picture so I could put it on the computer. Here you go!


Bea said...

Love the sock pattern. I noticed it on ravelry this morning. I was hoping that you would say it would be coming out at some point :)

I love the pictures of the minions going down the slide. All your pictures are really nice though.

Jean said...

I just found your blog thru Celtic Memory yarn's blog and will enjoy spending time perusing it. The sock pattern looks beautiful, I can hardly wait for the pattern. I believe my Shaefer Anne yarn would work beautiful with that pattern. Will be checking your blog regularly!

Deb said...

oooooh I love the Oz pattern. I hope it won because I am getting those kits (if you are talking about the "J" I think you are talking about ;0) )! (wicked witch is next)