Ballband socks!

So I have been working crazy hours for the past couple of weeks – really no time at all for knitting.  It’s been really hard because the knitting helps me to destress!  *sigh*  Ah well, I know that things will lighten up at some point…  it’s just difficult to be patient sometimes!

Anyway, I finally finished up my latest pattern – YAY!  So you may know that I had recently knit up several of the ballband dishcloth pattern, I’d blogged about it a few posts back.  In the course of doing so, it dawned on me that the stitch pattern would really be fun to do for socks, too – and what a fantastic way to use up those little balls of sock yarn AND show off the lovely colors, too!  So, without further ado, I give you the Ballband Socks…

I’ve created the pattern as a PDF, finding that so much easier than rewriting the entire thing here, so here you go: Ballband Socks! Please, give a shout if you run into any trouble with the pattern!

On the running front – things haven’t been so good since my last running post.  My shin stiffened up something terrible for several days, so I forced myself to rest.  A couple of days ago, I got back out there and ran a very slow 3 miles, though.  It was a little later than I normally go, so I was able to run on the Pinellas Trail.  And who did I run into?  Woo Hoo, it was flip-flop man!  I was heading home, but I turned & ran with him for a short while to get a quick update on how he was doing.  As of Wednesday, he had logged 268 miles for the month of August.  That is in 12 days, folks, just in case you were wondering.  In flip-flops, not running shoes.  :D  He is my hero!

Not a whole lot on the Dane front lately…  though Leonardo did express his unhappiness with me over the long hours I’ve been working.  He chewed up one of my lesser favorite movies.  Still very upsetting because it is a relatively harder one to find – some day I’d like to get it on DVD, but the last time I found one, the seller was asking $150.00 for it!!  Unreal.

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8 Responses to Ballband socks!

  1. Natalie says:

    It looks great!!! :) When I’m back to knitting socks I’ll have to try it. When I can get my sock mojo back. :)

  2. sagaciouspines says:

    T-t-t-t-two hundred and s-s-s-ixty eight miles?!?!?!?! Do you know how many months it takes us normal people to run that distance? Does flip-flop man change his shoes every 400 miles or does he let them flop?

    Yeah, ease back into running slowly. You don’t want to make your shins unhappy. :-)

  3. H3Dakota says:

    Thx, N! I’m still not burned out on socks yet, so I’m happily planning the next pair already. :D

    ROFL, J – yeah, can you believe it?! His “short” runs are 20 miles, but since it is summer, he’s cut back his long runs to 30. ::mind boggles::

  4. kv says:

    love that stitch pattern! just used it on a pair of gloves—it does make a great cuff.

  5. peony67 says:

    Oh, what a great idea. this is seriously cute, i want the pattern!!! hehehe…
    I don’t think I run that much n my whole life, for god sake.

  6. Libby Bowles says:

    I cannot download the pattern for the ballband socks. thanks Libby

  7. Judy says:

    I just knit a tea cozy from this same pattern. That is too kewl. I am planning my next pair of socks, maybe I will use this pattern. After all, I already have it in my head. :)

    • H3Dakota says:

      Awesome! I just love the stitch pattern, it’s fun! :) I hope you do make a pair – share a picture if you do, I’d love to see it! :)

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