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earthchick
02-20-2006, 04:13 PM
So I finished my Knitting Olympics project - my first pair of socks - just in time for my administrative assistant's birthday (they are a gift for her, in her favorite color). They were surprisingly easy and I love, love, love this yarn (Malabrigo). They are looser/slouchier than I would've wanted, but otherwise I'm thrilled.

Jenelle
02-20-2006, 04:15 PM
Cute!!! I love the color!! :inlove: :thumbsup:

gardenmommy
02-20-2006, 04:16 PM
They look terrific! LOVE that color! What was the pattern you used?

Jan in CA
02-20-2006, 04:20 PM
They look beautiful!

Darhain
02-20-2006, 04:59 PM
Love those!!! Isn't Malabrigo just delicious?!?

Pensguys
02-20-2006, 05:11 PM
Those look GREAT!!!!! LOVE the color!

Amber
02-20-2006, 06:01 PM
Great color! Love 'em!

Ingrid
02-20-2006, 06:53 PM
Very nice!! How can you bear to give them up?

earthchick
02-21-2006, 08:16 AM
Thanks, all!

Yep, Ingrid, I'm finding it very hard to let go of these luscious babies. Of course, if my admin. asst. knew how many times I had put them on my feet, I'm not sure she would want them. :blush:

Kristen, the pattern is Knitting Pure and Simple Beginner's Socks. I found it to be an extremely easy, very well-written pattern. I'm getting ready to cast on for a pair of men's socks that will be quite similar, also from Knitting Pure and Simple.

KellyK
02-21-2006, 09:02 AM
They are GORGEOUS, EC!! Just make sure she knows they are HAND WASH ONLY!! :shock:

Lana
02-21-2006, 09:46 AM
Yep, Ingrid, I'm finding it very hard to let go of these luscious babies. Of course, if my admin. asst. knew how many times I had put them on my feet, I'm not sure she would want them. :blush:

They are fanststic. :thumbsup:

Hmmmmm, maybe someone could email this picture to her. :roflhard:
There a a few projects I've finished that I hated to give up................
but then the check arrives in the mail and I have to. :verysad:

KristiMetz
02-21-2006, 11:40 AM
Those are GORGEOUS. I love the color. Your admin assistant isn't deserving. Ship them to me, I will wear them every day and lovingly hand wash them in wool wash!!

vcuchica931
02-21-2006, 02:22 PM
Great job! I love the color!

kimmie
02-21-2006, 04:07 PM
Ohhh, those are beautious!!

kimmie

earthchick
02-22-2006, 08:42 AM
Gave them to the AA yesterday and she *loved* them. :happydance: I was so happy. She went ahead right then and put them on and wore them to staff meeting to show everyone. :D

margie
02-22-2006, 11:07 AM
The socks look great! I'm glad that your friend liked them. I haven't worked with that yarn yet...........but soon......!!

April410
02-22-2006, 03:27 PM
Those are super cool! Haven't attempted socks yet...they intimidate me!

itscryttle
02-22-2006, 03:28 PM
those are fabulous!!! I love that color!!! :inlove:

earthchick
02-22-2006, 09:44 PM
Thanks for all the nice words! :D

April, I was intimidated too, but I actually found these super-easy. And they went quick! I used Knitting Pure and Simple's Beginner's Sock pattern and would highly recommend it. :thumbsup:

Angelia
02-22-2006, 10:19 PM
Beautiful work, Stacey!! :inlove: :inlove: Socks are so much fun, and they aren't nearly as difficult as they look--are you hooked now? ;)

earthchick
02-23-2006, 09:14 AM
Totally, thoroughly hooked. (I just cast on my 2nd pair, for my dad's birthday in 3 weeks). :XX: :XX: :XX:

jamadian75
02-23-2006, 11:09 AM
Those photos make me want to brave my first pair of socks!! Goooooooohjuss dahhhlink.

Can you send over the author's name for Knitting Pure & Simple?
I can't seem to find it browsing the book sites.. :??

Stitch on!!

earthchick
02-23-2006, 04:46 PM
Knitting Pure and Simple is a pattern company, not a book. You can see the patterns at http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com

You can't buy the patterns directly from that site, though. I bought mine from http://www.jimmybeanswool.com - great, quick delivery! :thumbsup: