Friday, July 25, 2014

FO Friday: the OMFG Edition

I sure hope you are all sitting down, because the chevron socks of doom are officially DONE! On Wednesday night, I finished the toes, wove in the ends, and blocked them:
Despite enjoying very little of the knitting process (a rarity for me in the realm of sock-knitting), I absolutely love the finished pair of socks. Because they were such a labor of love, I'm sure I will treasure them all the more. However, let it be decreed on this day that I shall never, under any circumstances, knit socks sideways ever again. Seriously. It's just not for me....though I tip my hat to those who dig it.
The pattern is perfect for the variegated colorway, which is Tristan from Bijou Basin Ranch in the Tibetan Dream base. It's a yak/nylon blend yarn that is so incredibly soft and warm. The pattern is The Hub of Fashion by Stephanie van der Linden, which appears in her book Around the World in Knitted Socks. As you can see, they fit quite well (way better than you'd expect sideways-knit socks to fit), and I look forward to some toasty toes this winter.

I also finished a second dinosaur for the FreshStitches/Spud & Chloƫ CAL this month! As I mentioned on Wednesday, I ended up being just a tiny bit short on yardage to complete dino #2, but I was able to fudge it by alternating rounds with a similar-colored yarn from my stash of leftovers. Always works in a pinch!
There is one more project which I forgot to share last week - a bath mat I crocheted on my road trip using some Lion Brand Cotton Ease held double. I started using the crochet bathmat pattern from One Skein, but decided to just use a single crochet rather than the pattern stitch to make a simpler mat.
I really like how this turned out, and I washed AND dried it before the photo shoot....the yarn looks just as good as when I was working with it! I'm very impressed with it, as it's been a while since I've used a Lion Brand yarn. I actually purchased these two skeins from Craftsy, so the whole project cost less than $15 to make - and right now, Craftsy is having a Summer Supply Clearance Sale, so you can save even more awesome yarn. Lucky you!

Thanks for joining me this week. Have a crafty weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Whoa, the chevron socks of doom were SO worth it! Love that bath mat a ton, too.