Wednesday, August 16, 2006


That's for Finally Finished Object!

The fall-colored socks are finally done. I really love the stripey goodness. This non-flash picture actually captures the colors quite well. The one sock has an orange-red band that is quite a bit brighter than the other sock. It came from the third ball, where the colors seemed brighter.

Yarn: Schoeller + Stahl Limbo in the 2539 "Hummingbird" colorway
Purchased at: Yarns Unlimited in Bloomington
Started: June 1-ish?
Finished: August 15

I used about 2-1/2 balls, and have quite a bit left over of the third ball. Maybe enough for a baby hat.

Pattern again was the "You're Putting Me On" toe-up socks with a Figure 8 cast-on and a Garter Rib leg from Sensational Knitted Socks. They're quite large, and hopefully will make a nice boot sock for the intended recipient. They are practically knee highs on me.

I am working on the second Welt Fantastic sock, which is actually my first top-down pair. I really am trying to branch out in my sock-making skills. There's the top-down Welt Fantastic and my Magic Loop Caribbean Blue two-socks-at-one-time already on the needles. I feel like I should try short row heels next.

I am drooling over Nancy Bush's Vintage Socks and Knitting On the Road, and I really want to make one of these next. I can hear the Cap'n suggesting that I finish my other UFOs first, but it can't hurt to dream, right?


Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Those look great!

lexa said...

Cool colors - I like the striping!

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Carrie said...

Your fall colored socks are great - I love the colors! (And that is saying something as I usually don't like self-striping yarns...)

And thank you for the SKS welcome and nice comments! My apartment, by the way, is also teeny tiny, but that fact is made less offensive by the lovely little teeny tiny balcony!

I love the patterns in Nancy Bush's Vintage Socks, but have yet to actually try any of them!

Ragan said...

Your socks are lovely! I have to check out that pattern since they are toe-up (my favorite). Love the colors too!!!