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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Socks for May - Hooray!

Finally - I've finished the socks that were intended for April credit for SAM5. After having to re-knit sock #2 from the heel up, I really lost my knitting mojo for these socks. It was a real push just to complete the sewn bind-off & get them finished.


Pattern: Jacobean The pattern can be found here.

Yarn: Shi Bui Sock 100% Superwash Merino Colorway: Sock Rapids

Needles: Addi Turbo 32" #1

Method: Toe-Up, Magic Loop

These have been tucked away into a basket for Christmas gifts. I'm so proud to have something made already for the holidays! Let's see if I can keep this up! The pattern is fun & pretty easy, but I really couldn't memorize the entire thing. Each row is knit twice, so that was the extent of memorizing. I really liked the toe-up method. If I choose to make these again, I think I'll make them a bit higher - tons of yarn left over. The advantage of toe-up is to use up all available yarn. I suppose I'll knit some baby socks, or something.

Sorry for the dark photo. We're trying to leave for our road trip to the lower 48 tomorrow, so I've spent most of the day packing & doing laundry. At 10pm it dawned on me that if I want to receive credit, I'd better snap a photo & get it posted lickity split.

Well - I'm pooped. I wonder if we'll really leave tomorrow. That is the advantage of road tripping versus taking a plane - no definite time for departure! :0)

So - if you don't hear from me for a while, it's because we're out on the road. I imagine my next opportunity to post might be in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, but more likely at the Starbucks we found in Prince George, British Columbia.

Happy Knitting!!

1 comment:

Anne K. said...

Fabulous socks, love the pattern - thanks so much for sharing the link. Have a great trip!