01 August 2012

Goodbye Kansas Socks

Tomorrow is the day when I have to say "Goodbye, Kansas!" because I'm finally moving to North Carolina for graduate school!  I always pictured myself tripping through life without a care in the world at this moment; however, in reality I'm currently rushing around packing and worrying that everything might not fit into my little compact car (for those of you wondering, the drive is 20 hours).

Like many of you have expressed in the past, knitting is the key to maintaining cool during stressful times, so I quickly finished my Sunny Day Socks for the Ravellenic Games 2012!


These are just regular vanilla socks that I whipped up as an excuse to knit this pretty yarn I dyed using egg dyes last month.


Please ignore the laddering (my knitting demon) and instead admire the pretty striping!  I also attempted a picot edge for the first time, it is really fun and produces a super cute ruffly edge

I'm very excited to have finished my first project for the Ravellenic Games, which has been entered in the sock category and the one skein category.

For those of you who are taking part in the games, keep up the amazing work!  Happy crafting everyone!

36 comments:

  1. Those are amazing. I love the coloring. Good luck with the games

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  2. So pretty! Sure to cheer anyone up in stressful times :-)

    Be safe on your trip. Hope you get a little time to enjoy the ride before school starts!

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  3. ooh well done on finishing your first project, those socks are super cute - i love the colours. have a knitty wednesday xxx

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  4. The socks are so cheerful! Good luck with your move :)

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  5. Those socks are so cute! The colors and striping turned out gorgeous! Laddering is my knitting demon also, no matter how many tips I get I just can't help it.

    Have a super safe trip!

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  6. Oh gosh, I'm like, vicariously hyperventilating about your move! ;) I hate moving, and I hope that it's less stressful for you than it is for me, and just goes swimmingly all-around, in fact. <3

    Much like these socks, which clearly went swimmingly from the moment you dyed the yarn (which I'm so envious of, amazing colours and it worked up beautifully, these socks are so much more interesting than vanilla---they're like, gummi shark-goldfish).

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  7. What laddering? I thought that was part of the design.
    These are really cool! Gosh you're fast!

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  8. OK...I love these socks! Super cute with the picot edge. Drive safely to NC! Such an adventure.

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  9. Safe travels and everything good to you in this next adventure.
    PS I also thought the "laddering" a design element - those sock are too cute for words.

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  10. I thought the laddering was on purpose too. If you are going to have it, the side of the foot is a good place for it to be.
    Good luck with your move! I think it'll be a good one for you.

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  11. SO PRETTY! Even better than I thought. KS Will miss you :)

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  12. There's no doubt I LOVE your sox. Ladders? what ladders?? Haven't tried a Picot edge.
    Your physical move will be a grand adventure [be certain to drive safe] and know that we're right there with ya along the way. And will be the first to greet you when you arrive in NC - - - isn't The Internet fantastic.

    hugs

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  13. Those colors look awesome together and so bright! Good luck with your move and the games.

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  14. I love the socks - so sunny! Congratulations on the next big step in your life and have a safe drive to NC!!

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  15. A new adventure begins! How exciting. I'm certain that everything will fall into place. When you encounter bumps along the way, stay cool, grab your yarn and know that you're strong and you can handle it. I can't wait to see what's next! Be safe and enjoy yourself (these are the moments you'll always remember).
    Of course your socks are great! Love the picot edge and the orange and teal (who knew they'd look so good together!)

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  16. Good luck with your move!!!! That's a long drive so be safe and enjoy your new adventure! Can't wait to hear all about it. ;-)

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  17. The socks are gorgeous - the yarn knits up beautiful!
    Good luck with your move, I am sure it will all run smooth for you

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  18. The socks are gorgeous! I love how the colours work together and the socks show off the yarn beautifully! Good luck with the drive tomorrow! I hope everything fits in and goes smoothly :)

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  19. Good luck with the packing and stressing, hopefully looking at these socks (or wearing them!) will help to get you through, they are gorgeous!

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  20. Like the others I saw the ladder as a design feature. I hope you get packed up ok, don't forget to leave the yarn and needles at the top. Safe journey, happy travels

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  21. Those socks are beautiful and so is North Carolina -- congratulations and good luck on your many future endeavors!! I like the laddering; def. a design feature. :)

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  22. I love the colors - great job! Good luck in North Carolina - looking forward to hearing about your adventures there.

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  23. Wow, congrats ! How exciting ! & I love your socks. : )

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  24. Oh see until you mentioned the ladder I thought that was intentional. I love orange and blue together so that's a good combo!

    BTW update on the boy, he told me to have fun at knit night last night so I think he approve of the fiber obsession. I will keep you updated.

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  25. You finished a project already! and here I still think we just barely got started. Love the colors of the sock, so pretty!

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  26. Congratulations! Very happy socks! Enjoy your new place!

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  27. They look awesome. Good luck with the packing, the driving, and settling in. Travel Safe

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  28. Wow!! I love how your easter-egg-dye yarn knit up! Such bright, cheery socks. :) Good luck with the move!!

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  29. Love your socks (and I ladder too, grrrrr). Have a good move, and keep up the amazing production of fabulous knitted items!

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  30. By now you have reached your new home! Enjoy!
    Love those socks. The color is brilliant.

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    1. Hi. Your socks are beautiful. Hope your move to NC goes smoothly. Be sure to check out the mini version of Vogue Knitting Live that is coming to Charlotte in September, and the Southeastern Animal Fiber Arts Fair in Asheville in October is really great--lots of interesting stuff for spinners and knitters. (I tried to post a comment a minute ago and something weird happend with my computer, so you might end up with two nearly identical comments from me).

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  31. beautiful! I'm a firm believer in knitting a pair of socks for most major life events.

    I recently moved from Connecticut to Kentucky, which took 18 hours, so I'll be thinking about you and your drive! bring lots of snacks and audio books!

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  32. Thanks so much for the encouragement on the skirt. I really really do want to make it, and should start it so I can wear it this fall. I don't have the right yarn on hand, or enough of it...despite my huge stash...so have put off going shopping for it, but got the itch.

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  33. The socks are so cheery and should brighten any kind of day. I hope your move goes well--such an adventure and I have heard NC is very lovely. I giggled today as I was cleaning out a cupboard which seems to collect so much stuff. Buried in the back was an egg coloring kit I purchased 2 years ago but never used--at the time, never dreaming in a million years I would someday be looking at with an eye towards using it to dye some yarn!
    *smiles*

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  34. Those came out great! The color distribution is wonderful... no big pooling spots! Good job on the dye job and the knitting.

    I'm from Georgia and just think that the South is the best place in the world! You're going to love NC.

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