Chimera

Alert the media, I’ve been knitting!

Mata Haris in Greenwood Fiberworks Penelope. US 0 Susan Bates dpns. Knit over 58 sts – perfect for my feets.

My own design for my Sockapaloooza pal, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock Berry, US 0 Susan Bates dpns. Knit over 68 sts – perfect for my feets, hehe :).

I know what you’re thinking – just graft those suckers together!

One chimera down, one to go :).

Although I love both of these projects, I’m so ready to knit something other than socks. Hopefully soon ;). Oh, I have to show you scarf progress (the gray one) – that’s best photographed not at 3 a.m. :).

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  1. Uhoava Gnu

    Oh!! Thank you! I’ve been trying to find this pattern for Mata Hari’s already some time. I knew it’s somewhere out there, but where?!

    It looks great on you! And what about this other pattern, did you design it yourself? What is this Sockapalooza thing?

    Thank you so much for knitting Mata Haris! Now I can start the sock for my mother :)

  2. Kate

    Love em. I need to try the toe up socks now. I’ve never actually made socks before and I will not do it on the dreaded dpns, but I bought some Socks That Rock and I’m gonna try. I hope you will publish the pattern for the LL pair you are working on right now. Lady, when are you going to write a book. I feel guilty getting all your great patterns for nothing!

  3. Samantha

    Cute socks! Grafting them together would be okay, but then you’d only end up with one pair of socks rather than the two you’re aiming for.

  4. Laura

    hee hee.

    The sock parts actually look good together. For the next sock, I suggest making a Mata Hari top and a Sock Pal toe.

  5. Sarah

    Ooh, those Mata Haris look great — so nice and cushy! I’ve been knitting so much lately with bare-bones wool sock yarn, and I think I’m craving some cushy-ness (is that a word?) Might have to give this yarn a try.

  6. gail

    Very nice socks! I have a collection of cotton socks (made by me) for summer and I love them. All of mine are fixation. You have inspired me to try other yarns.

  7. Carrie

    Oooooh, I love the new sock even better than the Jaywalker pattern. Please oh please post it (and I’m still waiting for Sarit’s new hat pattern!) I’ll even pay for it, it’s so yummy.

    By the way, I think I’ve found some cotton/lycra sock-weight yarn that I’m going to try to dye myself. I’ll let you know how it comes out.

  8. Daphne

    I’m impressed by all the non-wool sock yarns you’ve discovered (too late for my sock pal, but maybe next time) and really like the bias patterning on the Sockapaloooza socks. Very nice! Your persistence is paying off once again.

  9. Leisel

    Heh… looks like I’m not the only one. I also ordered some of the handpainted cotton/lycra sock yarn you featured. I thank you for the recommendation… my pocketbook, on the other hand, is a little miffed at you.

  10. Agnes

    Hey, I read that scarf progress entry again and suddenly remember this … do you know handpaintedyarn.com recently have some merino lace put on their site? Not too many colours available, though.

  11. Michelle

    Chimera — excellent!

    May I ask you, in an unrelated connection to this post but connected to our previous conversation: what non/wool sock yarn would you recommend for your jaywalkers? Do you think fixation would work? (smaller needles?) Or something else? Thanks!

  12. Monica

    LOL It’s like those children’s picture books where you can give people different heads bodies and legs by turning part of the page over.

  13. Beth S.

    Your pebbly cotton socks are going to be very cool indeed. They’re actually knitting up much more smoothly than I figured they would!

  14. Hilary

    I agree. The pattern is really neat! I love the way the texture appears so delicate. Are you going to post the pattern?

    Hilary

  15. Adrienne

    Thanks so much for the link to the Mata Hari socks! It helped me finally decide what to knit for my Sockapaloooza socks, and actually start knitting them. Both pairs of socks look like they’ll be lovely :)

  16. Silvia

    Sure, they’re pretty separately, but together you could make Frankenstein sock–especially if you graft w/ get another color…

  17. rene

    Wow, that cotton/lycra yarn is just looking prettier and prettier every time I look at it! I may have to cave in and get some. And I kind of like the Frankensock- you need to graft it together with rivets and bolts. ;)

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