Monday, March 26, 2007

One foot in front of the other ...


I finished my Bird of Paradise socks from the Sundara Yarns Petals Collection. It has a slip-stitch rib all the way from cuff to toe. I love them a lot, but boy do they look different from Two Sharp Sticks! Hers are lovely and I love it even when stripping yarn pools, but the pools are wild on hers and only slight on mine (if at all). Really gives them a different look and color don't you think? I wonder why? Do you think it's the needles I used or the way the yarn was dyed? My gauge is different and I knit a different size maybe? It's a mystery to me that they could be SO different!!
This is how my skein started out, Eyeknit! Is it the same as yours started out in life?

I'm still just so amazed that the two pair could be so different from each other using the very same pattern. And I can see by your close ups that we did them the same.


A knitting mystery!
Only the knitting gods know the answer.

Look who I went to see this weekend ...Happy Birthday Jayden

It was her first birthday party! And here are some more of my favorite Munchikins ...

Or rather, the Girls! It's Jayden's First Birthday Party

And just days before, Jayden finally started to walk. Jayden is walking at 12 months
One foot in front of the other ... Go girl go!


And the contest is still on for "Name My Teacozy" ...
I'll pick out the best 10 by Thursday afternoon and have the judges pick from those on Friday.

Happy knitting!

18 comments:

eyeknit said...

Wow! You're right--they look completely different from mine! I love how yours read as pinkish...was your skein divided into equal thirds of yellow, green and coral? Mine was. They are lovely.

Dorothy said...

It is weird how different your socks turned out. Hers were so nice and bright. I don't think your stitch gauge could have been so far off that you wouldn't get more pooling than what you got. It looks like hers has more green in the yarn and yours has more orange. They are pretty though.

Crafter's Paradise Tea Cozy.

Calm, sweet calm Tea Cozy.

susan said...

beautiful socks, and such a beautiful baby, she's lovely. And watch out now she's mobile!

FemiKnitMafia said...

Wow. There's a huge difference between yours and hers. Crazy. Also, the difference between your skein and the socks - amazing. I have such trouble seeing a skein and knowing how it will knit up. Some have that talent, but I'm not one of them.
Ms. Jayden sure is adorable! Go girl, go!

Cynthia said...

It is amazing the difference between the two pairs... you wouldn't actually know it was the same yarn at all. Your socks look great! I can't believe Jayden is already a year old - wow time does fly. Thanks for another look at your lovely cozy - it is so beautiful and so relaxing to look at.

monica said...

I think your socks are beautiful. I love the colors. Jaydens is beautiful. Well, they all are, but it is her day so she gets top billing. Don't you just love those first steps.

Dipsy said...

I absolutely *love* your socks, they look fantastic! And I actually think that the way yours turned out, with the pooling and everything, looks way better than the ones you put the link for on. I think the difference must be due to the different dyeing of the yarn, but then again, if I think more about it, it could also be a matter of the gauge. Anyhow, your socks are awesome!

Heidi said...

Socks look Great mommy . I love the tea cozy ..a way of life it dont get better then that .

Thank you all for your kind words on Jayden .. she's been walking for a few days and getting better each one ..good way to loose weight lol . Time sure flies by when your having fun .And she is just as sweet as she looks .Love ya Mom.

Sarah said...

Probably gauge. I blame it for everything. I like the socks though! Very spring like!

And I can't tell you how much I dig the teacozy. I want to wear it on my head! Sending winning vibes your way. If it doesn't win I really want to see what was done that could possibly beat it!

Yarn Collectors Anonymous said...

Your socks are AWESOME!!! I love the colors!

What a precious little angel Jayden is!!!! Looks like it was a fun party!!

Kim said...

It is amazing how the same yarn and pattern can produce such different-looking socks. I'm adding "flashing" and "pooling" to my list of knitblog lingo, and linking to this post and to eyeknit's as well.

aija said...

Your tea cozy is amazing!! I've not seen felt creations that looked so... wow. Happy birthday to the birthday girl, too :)

Michele said...

Gorgeous Tea Cozy! My name is not too original, but one that jumped into my head upon first sight

"Home on the Range" Though I guess a teakettle goes on the range, not the teapot, but oh well ;)

jackie said...

Crazy difference in the socks!
One is such a wonderful age. So cute and cuddly and so interested in their world. I hope Jayden had a great birthday.

Shelley said...

It is odd how the socks turned out differently. Must be in the needle size and/or gauge...love yours btw...awesome job!

Ok, Jayden can't be a year already! She's growing fast! What a beautiful little lady!

Dorothy said...

Jayden is so sweet looking and it looks like she'll be running in no time.

The Double T Ranch cozy. (Tea Time)

Kena Mitchell said...

Hello Rhonda,

Heidi directed me to your site when she read that I was opening a weaving, knitting, spinning stained glass shop in Upper Peninsula of MI. We are on another forum together (thunderbucks). I have to tell you I LOVE your tea cozy!! Sorry I can't help with the name of it, heck I asked the groupies on Thunderbucks for suggestions for my store name!!! LOL :-)

Anyway, your site is great and your work is superb!! Keep your needles working, and have a great day.

Kena

Kay said...

I like the Trekking yarn you have chosen. Also, your stitching library; I am afraid books are one of my addictions. Have you heard of Library Thing? It's pretty neat for cataloging books.