Sunday, October 14, 2007

These Socks Were Made For Walking

And that is just what they will do....I finished my 3rd pair of socks and Jason is the lucky recipient. The first pair I finished shown here to the right are not my favorite. It was a sock that I learned by and I am grateful for that and thankful that I am a better sock knitter now. The second pair I finished was for sockapalooza. These I am in love with and wish I could have kept them for me. And lastly the ones I just finished (while the Red Sox lost in the 11th Freaking inning - and for those of you who don't know there are only 9 innings and the Indians scored 7 runs in the last inning. UGH! So I stayed up to watch my team loose, ain't that the pits. But it is only the 2nd game and they still have a chance....) I am very pleased with these socks. The pattern is Undulating Rib Socks by Ann Budd (one of my favorite pattern writers, great turned heel and great instructions). I will not point out the mistakes in these socks, but those could have been helped if I hadn't had so much time between the first and second or if I had kept better notes. Although my notes seemed to be detailed - my slash marks and such mislead me. But I have learned my lesson and plan on either taking better notes or not leaving so much time in between.

Here is the close up of the pattern which is so unique and super easy once you get started! The sock is in Lorna's Lace Gold Hill. Wish there was a bit less of the purple, but what can you do. I needed the yarn and there were very few colors that had 2 skeins and being the impatient gal I am sometimes - I bought the most boy looking color I could find.

I am thinking of doing a toe up this time, which I am excited about and looking forward to trying - and this time they will be for me. Any tips?


Virtuous said...

You have been knocking out some socks woman!! I like them all!

I keep buying the sock yarn, but not knitting up any! :op Haha!

Bertha said...

Love the socks! I haven't tried toe-up yet, so I am useless in that respect. I too stayed up to watch the whole freaking game, 6 hours of my life that I will never get back! Grr!

Monika said...

Congratulations on finishing your new socks, they look very autymny, hope Jason likes them.
The neatest way in my opinion for toe up socks is the magic cast on. IT's a bit hard the firest two rows but well worth the fuss. There are instructions for that somewhere in Knitty archives with pictures. Good luck!

Channon said...

There's a video on YouTube for the magic cast on. It's a bit annoying, but helpful. You know I'm hooked on toe-up already, so give it a whirl!

I love all three pairs. I'd be much more jealous of your Sockza pal if my Sock it to Me pal hadn't both knitted the socks for me AND given me some of the Lorna's in the same colorway.

Pair #3 is seasonally appropriate. Makes me think of changing leaves.

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Your socks are superb!! Great job.
Sorry about the Red Sox :-(

Michele said...

They look great! Yay, now some socks for you!!!!!

Susan said...

You are so totally a sock knitter!

Toe~up is easy and quick. Just take a deep breath and go for's really that simple!
Good luck ;)

Bubblesknits said...

Those look awesome! Good job!

I'm still trying to get out of my sock-knitting funk. I just can't get any started without getting frustrated and frogging the whole thing. Oh well...I've got several scarves I need to make, so maybe it's a sign. LOL

vegasangelbrat said...

Love the socks!! Make sure you let us know how ason like sthem too :) I think you've done great on all 3 pairs!
Sorry about the sox's! Think they forgot to show up like our Phillies Always next year!

jackie said...

the socks are great! ann budd does do a great turned heel. i used it when i was having a challenge with a sock pattern. all great colorways! congrats!

Sharon said...

Okay, wow, you are really in competition with Jessi now for sock knitter ;-)