Mar 21

First stages

Posted by Nanc

This is about the first stages of SockapalOOOza. Not to be confused with this site’s stages of redesign and build. But there are some similarities between the two.

Like the components that need to be tackled when building a website, there are the planning, development, and the rollout phases to knitting these socks. While Matt is deciding the layout, fonts, and colors for the website, I am researching my pal’s preferences for colors, styles, and fiber. I have a list of items that will help define how these socks will turn out.

Life’s a patch of Spring grass

Unlike the site development that we see going on here, these socks will take a bit longer than Matt’s estimated 10 days. In fact, they have already mostly because I haven’t been working consistantly on the socks.

I conducted my research and planning phases in February and purchased the yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Life’s a Beach colorway. Next, I decided on the pattern: Pomatomus. (Or this is the current plan, anyhoo.) I’ve heard good things about this pattern and I like how they turn out, especially for varigated yarns with short color segments.

Ah, sweet sunshine luv

The next step? Development, or knitting the actual socks as it were. I haven’t cast on for the socks yet (in fact, I just wound the hank into a cake), and I have four other socks currently on my needles or waiting for its mate. [Eep.]

But no reason to panic. With a little bit of help from my Blythe friend, I think I’m ready to start these puppies. (Boy, I sure hope that my sock pal isn’t creeped out by AnnaBeth like SOME people.)

Lounging lovelies

Note: It’s officially Spring and the sun is shining, but our weather has gotten cooler instead of warmer. AnnaBeth is flirty in her brown cords and white jacket, but is staying warm under her knit cap and matching scarf. The scarf “pattern” (for lack of a better term) is based on Crazy Aunt Purl’s One Very Orange Scarf. (Laurie, if you’re reading this – you crack my knit up! hee Thanks, and a big Texas ‘Howdy’ to ya’.)

I had to fight the cats for this window sill!
I spy with my orange- no, blue- no, green eyes…












7 Responses to “First stages”

  1. P-la Says:

    ok, love the yarn…and the photos…but those PINK eyes??? Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww!!!

  2. aubyn Says:

    the yarn is beautiful and i can’t wait to watch you do that pattern so i can see it in person and see if i want to try it. pink eyes.

  3. Petra Says:

    EEEEE! AnnaBeth! Save me from the nightmares… I will dream about that sock yarn instead!

  4. jen Says:

    The pink eyes make me think that their eyes are bleeding…that color and the red eyes. lol

    I love the yarn…and what’s so spooky is i was thinking about doing the Pomatomus socks! heheheh. can’t wait to see the new design.

  5. Bot Gurl Says:

    There is some movie where the kids have white hair and pink eyes right? Spooky! The sock yarn is delish, I can’t wait to see them in progress.

  6. Ina Says:

    Cherry Tree Hill, yum! AnnaBeth, gah!! Pomatomus, woo-hoo!!!

  7. Carry Says:

    Oooooh, LOVE the color!! And the pattern, can’t wait to see them knit up, I’ll be the combo will be gorgeous!!

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