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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Socks that rock!

First, let me start with- I finished the boring green socks. Yippee!!!

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While these were terribly, horribly boring to knit, I will admit that I really like them. They fit great and match my Lopi sweater perfectly. Also, I didn’t try to, but somehow they match up perfectly in the stripe sequence. You can’t really tell in the pic, but they are perfect. No, I didn’t try to do that. If I had actually tried to match up the stripe sequence, they would have looked all wonky.

With the boring green pair out of the way, I was left with the need to fill sock needles. I got this book 2 at a Time Socks

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Great book! I love at least 5 of the patterns. The pattern I chose to make first is Berry Season. I am making them with Socks that Rock in Dutch Canyon on size 3 circs. The book teaches yet another way to work 2 socks on 2 circs, but the patterns can be adapted to regular dpns or one sock at a time. I am making mine one at a time because my yarn was already wound into one big ball. Yes! I am too lazy to make it into two balls. It is a super quick knit and in one evening of knitting this is what I had…

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Wow! What a sock. Something was amis, though. I had that little niggling feeling that something wasn’t quite right, but I could not figure out what it was till I started decreasing the toe. Well, I was knitting my gusset decreases while watching a Jackie Chan movie with subtitles. Needless to say, I was a little distracted and didn’t decrease enough stitches- like 4…on each side!!! The bootom of the foot was huge and since I have notoriously narrow feet…

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Double rats!!! It’s a good thing I really fell in love with both this pattern and yarn. Here is where I am now.

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One sock is completed and I have just completed the gusset decreases. I am in the home stretch. What a feeling!

I want to add that this is my first experience with STR. In fact, it has been sitting in my stash for so long that I can’t even remember when I got it or from whom. Doesn’t matter, though. Now, I have used it and see what all the fuss is about. This yarn has a lovely sheen and the colors explode. It knits beautifully.

posted by Julie at 3:40 pm  

2 Comments »

  1. oooh, lovely str socks! The others are great too. I saw that book on the shelf at barnes and noble just yesterday and didn’t even look at it because I am so slow with socks and so inundated with projects to finish… Let us know how you like doing 2 at once, it might be a temptation to me to get them to go more quickly (but I like dps versus circs for socks… so…)

    Comment by lisa — February 21, 2008 @ 10:04 pm

  2. Your green socks are great (I purposly make mine match but I love how yours just happened). And your new socks are pretty (I love that colorway), and look how fast your knitting them! Even with the ripping your going so fast (who needs to knit them 2 at a time?).

    Comment by Karen — February 23, 2008 @ 9:48 am

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