Saturday, July 12, 2008

I get around...


I feel like such a cad, whoring around with so many projects - but I love this sock!! The Child's First Sock in the Shell Pattern by Nancy Bush. The lace pattern is easy to "read", which makes it is easy to pick up on mistakes before you get too far along. I got this first sock done in 5 days! Wow! It fits awesome, so snug - but not tight. And the Mama Blue Sea Merino again did not disappoint. This colorway is Beekeeper.

I can also get around on a new bike. My husband, who is training for the Ironman Wisconsin and works at Trek "built" me a hot roadbike. Let me preface by saying, I am not training for the Ironman, I am not training for anything. But boy, could I. This bike is way over my head, but I will have fun trying.

My creation

The timing for the bike is auspicious in that I am knitting along with the Tour De France KAL - I am through the yoke of my Ladies February Sweater, which is as exciting to me as a swim accross a calm lake is for my husband. I will ride that bike, perhaps while wearing my sweater - what a sight.



Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Oh first off, that sock is gorgeous! I love the color and the pattern!
The bike is fastastic - but I would need a padded seat! We just bought a new Trek for my youngest....she's trading in her Giant....
We all own Treks......great bikes!

6:59 PM  
Blogger Auntly H said...

gorgeous sock! I'll have to look up that pattern....
ooo fast bike! Makes me want to get out and ride. But, mine is so damn heavy.... I think I really want to fly....
I love the start of your sweater, too. can't wait to see it grow.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous caitlyn said...

The sock looks fabulous! I love the color.

12:26 AM  
Blogger bockstark.knits said...

oooooh, pretty sock!

5:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a lovely sock pattern, and it looks great in that colour. When I first saw it, I thought it was a Pomatomas sock; I've got that pattern on my mind at the moment as I'm knitting it in the Knitting Summer Trials.

5:17 AM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

That sock looks awesome! Your bike looks great too - my hubby and I should start biking.

ooo, can't wait to see your Ladies February Sweater too!

5:39 AM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

totally cool bike! i used to love to go mountain bike riding. also, very cool that your husband is going to compete in the ironman. best of luck to him!

gorgeous sock. and i SO want to make the february sweater. but probably won't get to until. um. february! :)

7:16 AM  
Anonymous kim said...

Those socks are beautiful - I lurve the color! I think I am going to feel way left out if I don't just pony up and make me a Feb Lady Sweater. Such peer pressure. It looks like a very pretty choice of wool.

7:57 AM  
Blogger mle said...

I love the color of that sock! it shows off the pattern perfectly.
And I'm drooling over your new bike. It's so purty!

8:10 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Gorgeous sock -- so much texture! I'm glad to have more company in knitting the FLS.

Sweet wheels! That's just awesome. My whole family rides Trek bikes and loves them. I did, too, until mine was stolen when I lived down on the South Side of Chicago. I bought another, and it suffered the same fate. Sigh... now that I live in a much safer neighborhood perhaps I should invest in a good bike again.

8:18 AM  
Blogger knittingma said...

Wow, what a fun bike! I'm sure you'll have some great times riding it, even if it's not in competition. :)

The sock is beautiful, as always! And the "Lady" sweater is so great--it's been in my queue, but who knows when I'll get to it? I'll have to live vicariously through yours for a while. :)

10:39 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

I love that sock! The pattern looks very complex but I take your word for it that it isn't. I have one rainy day sock sitting alone right now waiting for a friend! But I'm in to boleros and have just cast on for another one!
The bike looks great, hope you enjoy riding it.

5:21 PM  
Blogger dizzyjadey said...

I'm liking the cardigan pattern. It'll be a beauty! And my husband is looking on in jealousy when I mentioned a blogger whose other half works at Trek...the geezer's a bike nut. He's got an Orbea here, but I remember him drooling over the Treks when we were shopping around. :-)

2:50 AM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Ooh I am jealous of your custom built bike, I would love to have one of those! Love your 'Beekeeper' sock, too!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Wannabe said...

From one addict to another...did you see that Nikki is carrying Troika SOCK now! OMG OMG OMG!

Love this sock sooo much!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Jill L said...

Love the socks and congrats on the bike! Hve fun with both your hobbies!

2:20 PM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

Pretty shiny bike! I'm ashamed to say that mine is a yard sale find that hasn't seen the light of day in almost 2 years (I blame the baby). The sock is beautiful -- I almost chose that pattern for a swap I did last year. I can see I'll have to try it -- yours is beautiful. And your joiner, you! lol It's pretty cool looking. :)

12:23 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

Wheee Your Trek looks like fun. I own a Trek and LOVE it but it's got a big mamma seat on it.
Love the design of that sweater!

7:51 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

That bike is incredible but not as incredible as that beautiful sock:)

The yarn is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Diana @ Photodee said...

Love the socks!

10:01 AM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

That sock is just gorgeous! What a perfect name for the yarn too!

Yay for February! You picked a stunning color!!!!

8:50 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Cute sock! Enjoy the new bike!!

10:58 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

The new sock is lovely (I love that pattern), and congrats on the new bike! Have fun using them both :)

9:24 AM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

Sock looks great. Ed was so jealous when I told him about the bike :)

7:06 PM  

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