Friday, August 24, 2012

FO Friday: Put a Sock in it!

I'm back on the sock bandwagon! On August 1, I finished the toe-up socks. REPEAT: the toe-up socks (that I started in April) are DONE! Don't ask me why I'm just now blogging about it; perhaps a better title for this post would be "FO Friday, The Long-Overdue Edition."

It's a little hard to capture the texture of the socks, which is a simple "v" created by purl bumps.  The pattern is the Traditional Gansey Socks from Wendy Johnson's Socks from the Toe Up; I used some hand-dyed yarn from a friend of mine here in town (it's a very soft fingering-weight MCN). I ended up using the Russian Bind-Off instructions from the book. I also accidentally worked a stockinette heel flap on the first sock and slip-stitch heel flap on the second sock...and somehow didn't notice it til they were both done. Oops!

Naturally, this kicked up my sock interest once more. causing me to resurrect my colorwork socks-in-progress. Last Friday night, I finished the Huron Mountain Socks in Trekking Pro Natura and The Wool Dispensary Useful Stimulant that have been on the needles since mid-June. They fit perfectly and I'm so glad I knit a second pair of these for myself (the first pair I knit was a holiday gift last year). Looking forward to having warm toes all winter long!

The timing couldn't be better, too - it's time to kick my holiday knitting into overdrive, plus I'm joining in the Jelly Beans Sock KAL in the Green Mountain Spinnery Group. This is my first time knitting with their yarns and I am so excited!

Working on lots of socks makes me think of this Dum Dum Girls song:

 

Check out other inspiring FO projects over at the Tami's Amis blog today. Happy FO Friday!

2 comments:

  1. I've not yet braved colorwork socks but yours may serve as inspiration. They're great! Love the Toe Ups, too. That's my favorite method

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  2. Lovely socks, the colourowrk ones look super cosy

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