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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ta Da!!

Yeah - a pair of socks DONE!! This is certainly a record for me - as anyone who's followed my blog this summer, usually several weeks and/or states/miles pass before I ever finish sock #2. I attribute this accomplishment to the 2-socks-on-one-circular needle method. Let's not even mention the orphaned Jaywalker sock upstairs buried in my sock yarn stash.

These are great as they satisfy a 2nd/extra credit pair of socks for August for SAM4 and the SKS KAL. They aren't my favorite socks I've made - I think the rib kind of muddles the stripes, but Orion doesn't seem to care & that's all that matters. :0)

Details:

Yarn: 56 stitches using Lorna's Laces in Jungle Stripe
Needles: Size 2 Addi Turbo; Magic Loop; 2 at a time
Pattern: Garter Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks (K2P2 one row, knit 2nd row, repeat)
Modifications: None
Recipient: My 7 year old son. He specifically asked for lime green, striped socks.

Here are a few more photos of this monumental FO:

Okay - I lied. Here is one more photo of the FO. Blogger apparently doesn't want to import my photos from iPhoto w/the correct orientation. Everything came up sideways. Don't know why & right now don't feel like troubleshooting - just too happy that these socks are finished! :0)

Next up: I signed up for the finishing class at our LYS "The Yarn Branch" so I'll have a target date to finish my Cindy sweater. I also signed up for a beaded scarf - I'm interested on how to incorporate beads into knitted objects.

But... since those classes aren't occurring for awhile, and while I'm waiting for the yarn for my Monkey Sock Swap to arrive, I think I'll CO another sock w/some new Faux Fair Isle Yarn I purchased yesterday (I swear it just jumped into my basket!). It's called ON Live Supersocke 100 -Afrika-Color. I'm debating whether or not to do some sort of ribbing down to the foot. I like how ribbing tends to keep the sock up. We have two more days of inservice/meetings - so I need another small project to keep my hands occupied.

Happy Weekend!

4 comments:

Holly Jo said...

Socks look great! You did knit those up quick.

Don't even get me going about the whole landscape v. portrait and the iPhoto-blogger relationship. If you figure it out, let me know. I tried flipping them thinking Blogger would automatically re-orient them. nope.

Monkey Swap Pal said...

I love those socks, very cute. :-)

tiennieknits said...

Yay! Great job on finishing them!

Lisa W. said...

Great Sox! whoohoo! I taught someone to knit sox last year and she entered them in the fair and WON a blue ribbon for them...I think you should enter things too!