Monday, March 31, 2008

Care for a bowl of......

Ice Cream...Neapolitan to be exact :)
Ice Cream Bowl
Vesper Sock Yarn a gift from Cristi when we met for the first time..yeah..like over a year ago. I likey marinating the sock yarn stash :) This was my favorite ice cream growing up. They didn't have all the fancy ice creams like they do now. Um..I remember when cookies and cream came out during freshman year at college...yeah, the freshman 15 plus LOL!

Ice Cream Socks
Neapolitan Colorway
100% Merino
Started August 07-Finished March 08
Generic 64 stitch Stockinette Stitch socks
US 2 Inox, Magic Loop
Short row heels
Stretchy bind off, which BTW, worked much better this time than the first time. From Weebleknits, using Denise's version from Socknitters (hey just giving credit links). This is the best one I've used.

Self-striping Goodness


Ahhhh self-stripey goodness! Need to cast on another SS pair, wonder what color I'll use...seriously? hehe

Heels Heels didn't match, but it's ok with me! Don't wait so long between heels! I was trying to remember how many wrapped stitches. I did ok, and they fit perfectly...so warm and soft. These were my in the car, doc. appointment, etc. socks, but I just wanted a WIP done..YKWIM! I'm proud of myself, as Saturday, I stopped sewing and just worked on sock 2 which I had just finished the SRH. I finally could knit without looking and finished them last nite, and did the bindoff this morning. A miracle for me! Woot!

I've heard a lot of different opinions of Vesper sock yarn. This is from a while back and it isn't superwash, just 100% merino, no nylon either, but I love them. So warm and cuddly on a rainy day like today. Hehe..yeah for the rain, will make weeding this week soooo much easier! :)

26 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

They're adorable! I think the slightly mismatched heels just proves that they're handknit. I'm very impressed! I have a few skeins of Vesper and I like it. However, I don't use it for socks - I make cute scarves and hats out of the self striping goodness.

turtlegirl76 said...

YAY! They're done! They look great! Well done on the matchiness everywhere but the heel. And even that isn't bad at all.

sgeddes said...

Hurray! They came out great! I can't believe how well they do match! Practicaly Perfect in every way!

Lauren said...

mmmm neapolitan. Maybe you should eat some ice cream tonight in celeberation?

They are really cute, and they do match really well!

weezalana said...

Hee hee, love your bowl of socks pic!

They're very cute! If Vesper weren't already on deck for my next pair of socks, this would've put them there! ;)

gilraen said...

Fabulous matching!! They look machine made ( a compliment to your exactness only) :D

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Yay!! They are done!! Phew...just in time for the end of the month too :) I love them!! They came out super cute! And I think I was gifted that same colorway and now I want to make them (along with the gazillion other socks I want to make!).

cpurl17 said...

Yum!Those look good enough to eat!

Chris said...

They look very tasty!

Karen said...

Oh yummy!!! They look perfect!

bloomingknitter said...

Yummy!

Pamela said...

Oh, I love them!!

Bezzie said...

I love those. I don't like Neopolitan ice cream (I'm like homer simpson--I eat the chocolate and leave the rest!) but I love those socks!

(My verification word is "vglutna" is that what happens when you knit with too much Vesper sock yarn? You become a vglutna?)

tiennie said...

Yummy! Count me in for a bowl. :)

When we were kids, our parents always bought this ice cream and I remember it so fondly.

Virtuous said...

Yummy indeed!
I was feenin' for some of that ice cream the other day!!

Thanks for the links on the BO (stores away for later)

Macoco said...

Neapolitan was the flavor of choice at my house growing up too! Those socks look just as yummy. ;)

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

ooooh! So pretty!

Jess said...

You have made me hungry for ice cream- and yarn! mmm.

Dkswife said...

those are gorgeous! :)

Karen said...

Gorgeous!!! and they look good enough to eat :-)

Sonya said...

Great socks! I think I need to go see if there's any ice cream in the freezer. ;o)

Carol said...

Oooh pretty! Dammit! Now I want Pepsi AND ice cream.....

thegabbyknitter said...

Those are gorgeous! I love Vesper sock yarn and she's using a different base yarn that so soft and wonderful to work with.

aquaknits said...

Wonderful socks, and I love that ice cream pic! I also remember when cookies and cream first came out. What a dull world before that. :)

Knittypants said...

Oh, those look so good. Love the way you pictured them, too :-)

kemtee said...

Ok. This food+yarn stuff has gone too far. I started knitting to keep from eating and now all I want a daggone bowl of ice cream.

First soup, then a martooni, now dessert. GAH!