Wednesday, June 12, 2013

FO: My Yearly 2013 Socks



{Yarning Along with Ginny}





YAY finished socks!


I included all the project details below, but the short version is that these are done, and I'm jumping back into my project basket to pick up something that isn't a sock for a bit. I'm trying to decide on what exactly to start next, but I'm going to work on finishing my Shapely Boyfriend Cardi for a bit first. It has been taking up room in my project basket long enough.


I'm still working on Game of Thrones in my reading. I was briefly distracted by Ashley English's A Year of Pies (so much beauty and yumminess on those pages!) but now I'm back to my fiction pursuits.




Project: 





Pattern: 

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's Sock Recipe from Knitting Rules! (I particularly love my kindle edition).


Yarn: 

Kollage Yarns Sock-A-Licious in the grape colorway.



Needles: 

size 0 doublepoints.



For: 

myself!



Cast On to Cast Off: 

This is always fun on socks. I know it should only take like 2 weeks for a pair, but socks always lasts much longer for me (hence "yearly" socks) since I never seem to work very consistently on socks. I started this particular pair on December 29, 2012 and finished them yesterday, June 11, 2013, so about 5.5 months.


Notes:

Aside from a dropped stitch that went crazy bad and having to rip back the second sock a long ways, everything went fine. I'm getting better at turning heels every time I do it, and I found myself thinking just the other day that maybe I'm ready to try a different heel in the near future.




Things I Learned: 

Nothing particularly new here, but I'm ridiculously proud of myself for not throwing this project into a time out basket when I found that giant mistake. Socks are notorious for ending up in long term hibernation around here when they misbehave.



Overall:

I can proudly be done with one of my knitting goals for the year: finishing 1 pair of socks.


11 comments:

  1. Congrats on achieving a goal! Your plum colored socks are super cute. :)

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  2. Love the color of your socks. I just bought Game Of Thrones for my dad for Father's Day on CD. I heard it was wonderful.

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  3. yay! looks wonderful! I have yet to try socks...

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  4. Good for you! Nothing like a new pair of socks!

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  5. I have a pathological fear of socks. Well, not the socks themselves, but of me knitting them. Scary. One of these days. Yours look great!

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  6. congratulations! love those wee baby feet in the photo too!

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    1. Haha, Lori ann... she is constantly photobombing my knitting photos. :)

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  7. Congrats! Love that purple! I've never tried Kollage's sock yarn before, hmm ....

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  8. Love your socks and can't wait to see what you decide to knit next, I vote for a shawl :)

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  9. Oh, I just wish i could get into the sock mood again. Yours look great!!

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