Saturday, April 21, 2007

Finished socks!

I finished the small pair of socks last night, while hangin with the Bro-in-law. This was a time when I should have been studying, but we don't see the BIL much anymore, not since he moved a good 600 some miles away, so it was pleasant to hang out. The kids all put on shows, playing musical pieces and demonstrating dance moves, ninja moves, and mysterious moves they called wrestling moves. The second pair was completed this morning while re-listening to lectures, trying to interpret assignment questions enough to start writing.

Please note that both socks have more traditional heels. I have done mostly peasant or short-how heels for years, now, and it was a refreshing change to do a different method.

Green pair

Yarn: Andes Handpaint
Needles: Size 4 inox circulars
Pattern: k2,p2 for 4 rows, k 1 row, p2,k2 for 4 rows, k 1 row.
Heel: slip stitch heel flap, traditional heel turn.

Dark pair

Yarn: Mountain colors mini-skeins, donated by Mountain Colors to Socks for Soldiers. I used black fingering yarn that is 75% wool, 25% nylon held together with the MC yarn for extra-strong toes and heels.
Needles: Size 2 addi turbo, size 3 on the toes and heels.
Pattern: Nancy Bush's Gentleman's Fancy Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks. Because the yarn is much chunkier than the yarn in the pattern, the finished product is quite different than what's shown in her book.
Heel: slip stitch heel flap, dutch heel turn.

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