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Chalet socks and a meme

Oh no, it has been weeks since my last update! Time really flies when the husband is on vacation. Sadly, he will be back in the office next week, and soon will my free time be over too. Schools starts in two weeks (or actually closer to one and a half) and then I have to pick up my own work too. And I really wish I've got my new computer by then, the old one broke down one month ago, and I should have got the new two weeks ago. Grrrrrr...............

I got tagged by Kamicha with a pretty fun meme (not being too fond of memes, I found this one in fact quite nice. And short ;-) The question is what is behind the name of your blog and your signature. When choosing the name Yarn Nest I wanted something cosy and knitting related. I like birds a lot, and I have seen several bird nests where the birds have used yarn and strings to pad the nest with, in a manner far more complicated than any knitting pattern I've ever seen. I saw before me a picture of a bird, sitting in her well built nest, filled with balls of wool, knitting. It would be warm and cosy and you would perhaps see the heads of some small birds around her. I thought of adding such a picture to the banner of my blog, but, alas, not being very skilled when it comes to drawing, it has so far came to nothing. My signature, Maud, is simple; it's my name, so no deeper thoughts behind that.
Feel free to pick up this meme if you want to, I'm not tagging anybody specifically with it.

And the Chalet socks? There have been a lot going around here, but every evening I have had some knitting time too. I have in fact quite a lot of knitting to show, and sadly very few in-progress pictures. The Chalet socks went to my younger son, who likes the denim blue colour of the Regia Silk yarn a lot. The socks fit like gloves on his feet, and he has been skating around the living room on them the way a tomorrow-15-years-old only can do. He thinks it's a good thing we have smooth, slippery floors. And I'm happy there are no cracks in the flooring, or he would wear down the socks in no time at all! The socks are knitted according to the pattern, except for correcting a small mistake in the second row of the first chart; the centre twisted pattern should have crossings on the second row too. If a crossing is made at this place will every second crossing be a double one and every second a simple one, which would be the logical solution, considering the rest of the pattern. You can see the crossings very well on the picture to the left of this text.

Project details:
Pattern: Chalet socks by Nancy Bush from Folk socks.
Yarn: Regia Silk, 55 % Merino wool, 20 % Silk, 25 % polyamide, less than two balls in colour 050.
Needles: 2, 5 mm dpns (five, not four as the pattern called for.
Gauge: 30 stitches and 42 rows to 10x10 cm.



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Wow - they are seriously lovely (rather strangely similar to Bayerische sock non?) - I love them in the Dark Blue.

The Chalet socks are beautiful! Oh how I love twisted stitch patterns!!

Love the socks, and love the yarn- beautiful! Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Tummansininen sopiikin näihin sukkiin tosi hienosti. Täydellisen kauniit sukat!

De är helt enkelt bara så vackra!

The socks are so beautiful. I like this pattern.
Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Gorgeous socks! I love the combination of the pattern and the color. In Italy we would call it "blu notte", night blue.

Those are so beautiful! Love the color.

Those are gorgeous!

Maud, The socks are beautiful! Your son is very lucky to get them! My 4 boys put holes in their socks so fast I'd be afraid to give them a hand knit pair! It seems like I keep busy darning the holes that keep appearing in the two baby blankets (one crocheted and one knitted) that have been slept with nightly for eight and ten years now. Look forward to seeing your next project!

The socks are beautiful - both the pattern, color and knitting are just perfect!

Hi Maud,
Good to see a post from you again. Those are beautiful socks! I think I have the Folk Socks pattern book in my collection and now that I've seen your socks, I need to see about making a pair for myself.
P.S. My friend Kristen has just relocated her yarn shop to a newer, more spacious location and I called her the other day to schedule myself to teach 4 classes for her this fall. I hope to post about these classes in future blogs.

Kauniit sukat tuli! Ihana väri tuo tummansininen. Ja onnea syntymäpäiväsankarille!

So beautiful! And how good you have knitted the cables and pattern, so even stitches etc... good work, indeed!

good to see a post from you! the chalet socks are gorgeous, and what a great color for a boy.

Maud, you are a beautiful knitter. I love the gelato socks - a wonderful colour combination. I am only just starting to knit socks and your comments on the process are very interesting.

Those socks are fantastic!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Maud, what a very nice pair of socks,and the color is also of a right choice!

I'm new to your blog and looking for a recommendation for a good Finnish sock yarn. Would like to make a nice gift for a great (Finnish) friend. Thanks!

Beautiful socks. Did you knit only during the daytime? And I think the name of your blog is very creative.

they are so beautiful! I like the dark colour you have chosen.

The socks are gorgeous!!


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