Friday, April 15, 2005

Loud Lace Socks

Pattern: Jackie's Errant Ankles Lace Socks
Needles: 2 24" Addi Turbos (US 1)
Yarn: Sockotta (orange-blue-lavender)
Special Technique: Lace
Recipient: Wife

I was foaming at the mouth for my own pair of Addi 1s, since the original pair was tied up on the socks my wife was knitting. She eventually got the hint and bought me my very own set. I had to add a few stitches to the pattern because of the gauge to get it to come out. 64 stitches in this pattern ended up being a bit tight for her feet, though not insurmountable.

Las Vegas Socks

Pattern: Basic Socks: Socks Soar on Two Circulars
Needles: 2 24" Addi Turbos (US 2)
Yarn: Regia Wool, 6-ply (Las Vegas)
Special Technique: 2 circular needles
Recipient: Wife

So my wife bought Cat Bordhi's Socks Soar on Two Circulars but didn't have any circulars suitable for the job. So I secretly ordered her a pair of Addi 1s and 2s. Actually, the 2s were for me, because I was eager to try out this method as well.

I later found out the "name" of the yarn was Las Vegas. So these are the Las Vegas socks, equipped with stripes of bright yellow, orange, pink, blue, and green. My wife likes really loud socks. Well, at least that's what she told me before I knit her these...