Friday, November 6, 2015

FO Friday: Surprise Socks

This week's FO project kind of came out of nowhere, as I have neglected to mention it here for nearly the entire time I was working on it. I can't even tell you when I cast on for these socks - it's been over 4 months, I'm sure - but I am pretty excited to finally have them off the needles!
I used a skein of Cascade sock yarn which was gifted to me and winged it for much of the pattern - I used a 2x2 rib cuff, followed by a 1x1 broken rib on the leg, the OMG heel, and then a stockinette stitch foot. All told, these should have been done in under a month's time, but they spent a lot of time in hibernation whilst I was distracted by other shinier projects.
What finally got me to finish these socks was the need for a nice, mindless project which I could work on in dimly lit bars while watching the Royals in the World Series. Along with my yak cardigan sleeves, these proved to be the ideal project, and I finished knitting them the night that the Royals won Game 5 - such great memories!

I'm so excited to have a new pair of socks to add to my sock drawer this winter!

1 comment:

  1. those socks look fantastic, and I bet you will get a lot of wear out of them, since they will literally go with everything.