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.)
Recipient: Dad

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.


Kenny said...

speed demon you!

Sockbug said...

Wow! That's pretty fast! I love the gray toes, too, looks like you meant to do it!

Celtic Knitter said...

Grey toes look great! can't even tell its a different yarn.

lola coca-cola said...

great job! I'm super impressed. I actually have a pic of some socks you made. I'll send them to you pdq.

Aprilynne said...

I wouldn't have realized the toes were of a different yarn if you hadn't brought it to my attention - they look good! I'm still a novice socker - only a couple pair under the belt, but I'm itching to start my next ones.