Sucked into LibraryThing, but still a FO
Last weekend my barcode scanner for entering books into LibraryThing arrived, and I got sucked in. The scary part is that I spent most of Saturday and a good part of Sunday putting our books into my account, and at 822 books, I’m maybe 2/3 through. If you have a lot of books, LibraryThing is a handy place and way to get them all cataloged. It allows you to see what others who read the books you read also read that you might not know about. Plus, if the house burns down, there is your whole library catalog on the web to show the insurance (this is how I rationalized it to myself–but I’m really a closet librarian). My moniker there is shinycolors.
But even with all the book craziness, I do have a FO: the Stansfield 27 socks are done! These are for my friend Nancy, who takes exquisite care of her hand knit socks, but also wears them regularly. She also notices fancy toes, stitch patterns, heel architecture, etc. So, she is definitely a good person to knit socks for.
The photo of the socks on my feet show the Raspberry color of the Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino the best. Charlene Schurch in More Sensational Knitted Socks includes this 10-stitch repeat pattern from Lesley Stanfield’s stitch dictionary. The only thing I changed was to change needle sizes from 2 to 1 part way down the leg for some pseudo-shaping, and I used the Star Toe of Three Points from any one of Nancy Bush’s sock books. That toe is a little longer than a standard toe, so I was able to end the pattern where I wanted, so it starts at the top and ends at the bottom of the sock at the same place, but I was still able to get a sock the right size for Nancy.
It is a nice stitch pattern to knit. Every other round is just knit, and it’s easy to count the garter ridges of the basketweave pattern. Here’s the pattern stitch up close.
So, now after a wash, I’ll be able to give them to Nancy for her birthday which was July 31st, and she’ll tuck them into a drawer until the end of October when it might get cool enough for her to wear them.
Well, August 27th was my second Blogiversary, and I plan to have a belated contest to celebrate, but I’m still working out the details. I the meantime, while I dither, knit on!
10 thoughts on “Sucked into LibraryThing, but still a FO”
Those are really fun socks!
Hee hee – I know just what you mean about getting sucked into the cataloging part. I think I cataloged my entire library in three very intense days…
Library Thing sounds really interesting. We donated 200+ books before we moved, but there are still 25 boxes of books that were deemed save-worthy that are sitting in the garage. I have no idea what’s out there!
The socks are lovely, too!
I too gave socks to someone with a summer birthday…and she also lives in CA. But she was pleased.
These are awesome! That librarything sounds cool.
Those are so pretty and I love that color. I am sure she will love and appriciate the beauty of them.
Beautiful job on the raspberry socks, kiddo! Don’t you just love Fearless Fibers?
Oh, how cute is that pattern! I always figured that a basketweave pattern would cause the socks to slouch (well, mine anyway…heh), but they turned out beautifully!
Congratulations on 2 years!
The socks are gorgeous! But then, I’m a pink nut…
Ok…I’m off to check it out.
Ooh, I like the star toe of three points! But I never seem to see anyone else use it. I’m glad you are in on the secret. 😉
Wow, those are gorgeous! I love the bright yarn.