Monday, November 14, 2005

Pride, prejudice, and trekking socks

This is my birthday week, so Rob let me pick a movie to go see this weekend. Being the anglophile that I am, I chose Pride & Prejudice. I really enjoyed it. Of course, Colin Firth is the ultimate Mr. Darcy, but there were touches to the movie that I really enjoyed. And Keira Knightley was pretty good! I can't wait until this weekend to see Harry Potter.


Pattern - Top down socks with short row heel and toe, 64 stitches on size 1 needles
Yarn - Trekking sock yarn, color 68

I really like these socks! So comfy and pretty. Knitting with this yarn is a little tricky though. The yarn is slippery and I would drops stitches once in a while. But I think it's worth it in the end. I had some small holes with my yarn-over short row heels and toes for the first sock, so for the second I switched to Sherman short rows. Success! I really like this technique. I just have to pay a little more attention when I'm going along because it's not as obvious where your turned stitches are.

Tomorrow? My lace leaf sweater!

10 comments:

yumi said...

I can't wait for Harry Potter either. I still like those socks

yumi said...

i looked at the website on the pre-fab homes. Wow!!!

Lynette said...

those are soooo pretty!

Angela said...

OMG! Lace leaf sweater? Is my memory going or are you, too, partaking in stealth knitting? The socks look great! I can't wait to knit up my trekking!

goodkarma said...

Happy birthday week! I knew we had a special bond! :) I'm so glad to hear your positive review of P&P. I really want to see it and I don't care if it's different from the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle version that everyone loves.

Love your Trekking socks! That pretty blue colorway is the best Trekking colorway I've seen.

MinaG said...

Love both socks, glad to see the blog entries again!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday week! The socks look great!

eastern white said...

happy birthday!! love that socks! yes, i think colin firth is the ultimate mr. darcy. i want to see the movie and i hope they really do as well as the original series.

Angela said...

DUH, how can i forget? Happy Birthday!

urbantopia said...

Happy Birthday, Mari ;)