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June 29, 2009

June socks

I finished my June Personal Sock Club socks. Actually, I finished them before I started David's Urbanista, then promptly forgot all about them!

They're nice and squishy!

Pattern: BFF socks by CookieA (Rav link)
Yarn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot in "Wildflower" from The Loopy Ewe
Needles: 2mm.
Mods: None!

I love this yarn! I did use it one other time, a few years ago, but I didn't hand wash the socks, so they felted. This time I'll be more careful. The wool/mohair/nylon combination is soft without being scratchy, and nice and warm!

So I got to start some new socks. On new needles - at knitting camp, Kylie had a new set of needles, Kollage Square DPNS. Square needles! She told me she'd got them on a recent trip to London, so when my sister-in-law asked if there was anything I wanted while she was in London, I placed an order, and got a set of my own.

So armed with this month's selection (The Plucky Knitter MCN Fingering - yum!), and the new needles, I began a new pair of socks.

The pattern I had chosen was "A Step Above", a pair of entrelac socks. I've never done entrelac before, but they were coming along wonderfully.

Then I decided (possibly for the first time ever) that this pattern would be better in a yarn with more variegation. So I pulled out my new CookieA book and picked a new pattern - Rick.

So far, so good.

Today's bear is a happy little guy.

In fact, his name is Happy Harry. Look at that face!

Very cute, but it was a total pain in the butt to make!

Posted by Donna at June 29, 2009 09:19 PM


Heh, that is a very happy bear!

I think you made the right choice in changing the sock pattern - the entrelac did look good but as you say, would probably be more effective in a yarn like Noro. The Ricks are looking great!

Posted by: Rose Red at June 29, 2009 11:34 PM

The look on the bear's face is priceless. Love it!

Posted by: Walden at June 30, 2009 12:10 AM

Wheee! I like Happybear. There aren't a lot of plushed animals out in the world that actually look truly thrilled to be there, but Happy Harry does!

Posted by: CraftyGryphon at June 30, 2009 12:15 AM

That bear is adorable! :-)

Posted by: Susie F at June 30, 2009 06:15 AM

oh will be interested to see how the ricks work out, i like that pattern. and how cool are the square needles!!

Posted by: drk at June 30, 2009 10:18 AM

Love the bear, such a happy face.

Please tell us what you think of the square needles.

Posted by: Suzanne at June 30, 2009 10:19 AM

Great socks - what a beautiful color, and what a great pattern! Do you like the square needles?

Very cute bear - love the face.

Posted by: Jeanne at June 30, 2009 11:28 AM



want - way way too cute!!

Posted by: missfee at June 30, 2009 12:10 PM

Wow, that is One Happy Bear - super cute!

I've just got Cookie A's sock book, have yet to cast on socks from it, but Rick is one of my favourites - I know you'll do a wonderful job!

Posted by: Jejune at June 30, 2009 08:40 PM

Love seeing your bears. I have a bear collection but never made anything like this. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Eileen at July 3, 2009 07:40 AM

That bear's face is unbelievable. How do you do that? So cute!

Posted by: Ailsa at July 4, 2009 10:48 PM

"Squishy" is the best way for socks to be :D
They look lovely (as always)!

Posted by: shan at July 5, 2009 11:53 PM

Love Happy Harry!

Posted by: KSee at July 9, 2009 09:22 PM