Saturday, December 17, 2005
Simple Sport Socks
Pattern: Entirely made up
Needles: 2 24" US 2 Addi Turbos
Yarn: Lion Brand Magic Stripes, color number Something-or-other
Special Technique: Knitting as fast as humanly possible
Started: December 10, 2005
Completed: December 17, 2005 (early morning... like 4 a.m.)
So it occurred to me that, since my mom is getting a pair of socks for Christmas, my dad might also enjoy a pair of hand-knitted socks. (I mean, who wouldn't?) Unfortunately, this only occurred to me last week, so the knitting demons in my head were telling me to start immediately. As a result, these socks set my personal record for completion time: just under 7 days for 2 socks. Granted, I feel like I cheated a bit, since I used a sport weight wool and size 2 needles. But hey... whatever gets the job done. I knitted absolutely nothing else last week, except a few mice for the colony.
I also had to rip out most of the toe of sock #1 after I completed it, because I ran out of yarn before reaching the toe of sock #2. So I evened up the socks and made the toes from that grey-and-white yarn I used for the argyles.
It turned out pretty well, don't you think?
It's nice to finally be rid of the Lion Brand yarn, as we really weren't sure what we were going to do with it. There's been a lot of stash busting going on this month. Vine Lace was also a project that was applied to yarn I wasn't sure what to make out of, and Meg is working on some Monstersocken (i.e. socks made up from those wee balls of printed yarns that are left over from other projects... kind of like the thrums of the yarn world). Perhaps she will post a picture when she is done.