FO – Two Pairs of Socks

Good Evening to all!

Winter came back to our neck of the woods. Very windy past few days here for this region at least. So to honor the re-found need for socks, I present two finished pairs!

Stripey Socks

Pattern: Just a plain old stockinette pair of socks WITH SOME REALLY COOL YARN!
My Ravelry Project Page
Yarn(s): Playful Self-Striping by Twisted Fiber Art, 360 yards
Colorway(s): Ember
Needle(s): US 1 – 2.25 mm
Casted On: April 13, 2011
Casted Off: February 11, 2012
Modifications: None really

I rarely make stockinette socks. It’s the Process Knitter in me that wants something fun. When I finish a pair, however, The Product Knitter part of me comes out and says “These feel wonderful! You really ought to have more”

Stripey Socks

Ever so conflicted I guess.

Stripey Socks

I knit these while Jermaine and I were looking at houses this past spring. Our awesome realtor would take us driving to different properties. These kept my hands busy so I wouldn’t bombard her with questions. teehee

Stripey Socks

I knit these toe up using a very helpful toe-up calculator. Something about that process that just makes me giddy.

I thoroughly enjoyed the self striping yarn. Definitely look forward to making more socks with this wonderfully colored yarn.

 

I participated in the Loopy Ewe Winter Wonderland 2012 Swap. I made a pair of socks for my spoilee Kathy:

Slip-Stitch Cable Socks

Pattern: Slip-Stitch Cable Socks by Charlene Schurch From Little Box of Socks
My Ravelry Project Page
Yarn(s): Playful Self-Striping by Twisted Fiber Art, 360 yards
Colorway(s): Dream in Color Classy, 175 yards
Needle(s): US 2½ – 3.0 mm
Casted On: January 15, 2012
Casted Off: January 20, 2012
Modifications: I made these toe up and used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off for these. And…it is, in fact, surprisingly stretchy

Slip-Stitch Cable Socks

THESE WERE SO WARM! I was quite saddened to see them go in its box to be shipped to Kathy. Just reminded me that I must knit a thick pair of socks for me and Jermaine every now and then. They’re quickly knit and very much appreciated this time of year!

As far as finished objects are concerned, that’s all I have right now. I hope to have this lil guy’s mate finished pretty soon:
Pointelle

I’ve been working on my Rocky Coast Cardigan too. ‘Been making some great progress on it too. Perhaps I should show it off a little.

 

I’ve also completed some books too. One was amazing and the other….not so much. Things have been just crazy at work though…hard to find time to catalogue all of this :-D

2 Comments

  • Mindi says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your socks. Having never worn a pair of knitting socks I am hesitant to try to knit a pair. I am super picky about my socks can can only wear a certain brand. Every other brand itch my feet. I’m weary that I will spend a lot of time on knitting a pair and not be able to wear them. Theeeen I see your awesomeness and am inspired to try to knit some. I heart that self striping yarn, it’s just amazing!

  • Lindsey says:

    Love the stripey socks! I know what you mean about knitting plain socks. The process knitter in me wants something more interesting, but once I finish them, I want more! I like them as portable projects and socializing, though, so I do try to keep a pair on the needles for that.

    I love JSSBO. It’s my go-to bind off for toe-up socks and anything else that needs to have some stretch to it.

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