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Monday, October 31, 2005

Socktoberfest


My one sock - I'm frantically knitting up the cuff of the second and will take another (more creative) picture later. I've really enjoyed this - it was my first time making my own pattern (toe up with short-row heel). Though it wasn't as complicated as I thought it would be, I'm still pretty impressed with myself :)

If only research was this simple to enjoy...

Thanks for organizing this Lolly!



Update! I finished them! I'm still getting used to the mismatch of the stripes, but it's not sock yarn so I didn't expect them to match. They're nice and warm for this, um, not so cold October weather? Hmm. Perhaps I should move to a colder climate....



Socks get their own photo shoot.

So far I've knit a scarf and the front of a sweater on my machine - I'm not overly thrilled with my machine (it jams and drops stitches and all that when I try to decrease), but it definitely makes knitting stockinette go much faster. Overall, I like it. I'll include some pictures when I've blocked the scarf.

Additionally, I finally gave in and frogged the bind off on my mom's FBS - I have to block it still, but I think the points will be better this time around. In short, many pictures to come!

10 comments:

Sara said...

Congrats on the sock! One of my New Year's Resolutions (for 2005, but it's getting pushed to 2006) is to do socks & master dpns. Pretty yarn, too.

Lolly said...

YEA!! They look great! I like the mismatched stripes! :) Thank YOU for joining Socktoberfest!

jillian said...

Good job on all counts! Those look so warm and comfy. I am still chugging to get on the sock train. It just hasn't clicked for me. Maybe one of these days :)

candsmom said...

Great job on the socks! The mismatched stripes give it such a fun feel (identical's boring!) and they look so warm and cozy, too. What a fantastic way to end Socktoberfest! :-)

Miss Twiss said...

WOW! what a great pair of socks. You see, it will begin with envy. Envy will motivate my desire to knit socks.

Aprilynne said...

Looking good so far, and I like the other pair, too! Socktoberfest was just the best idea, wasn't it?

K8 said...

Thanks so much for the compliments :) I'm loving socks right now

Aprilynne said...

HEY! I just noticed how you have your list of bloggers arranged, that's COOL - original. I used to be a type setter, so it 'popped' to me =)

K8 said...

It took forever to do because I did it by hand in the template...never again!

Thanks though :)

jessica~ said...

Oooooooh, the socks look great! Short rows are great, aren't they?!