Monday, June 28, 2010

FO: Circus Socks for Sister

I'm only six months late with Jill's socks. I intended to gift these at Christmas. In all fairness, the first one was done over Thanksgiving break, but then, well, the other one just didn't get started until January. Then, when I got to the heel on the second sock, I forgot what I was doing. I had to frog the heel three times before I got it right.
Knitting a heel is like riding a bike; you can easily forget the motions if you don't do it regularly.

FO: Jill's socks

The yarn is one of my favorites: Yarn Love's Juliet, in the Joy colorway. The yardage is generous (just under 500 yards!) and the colorway says CIRCUS to me. I can't explain it, but that's what I think every time I look at it.

FO: Circus iPod Cozy

I made Jill an iPod cozy out of this yarn previously (literally, two years ago). Luckily, even after finishing this pair of socks, I've got quite a chunk of yarn left. I'm thinking of making myself a pair of anklets with the leftovers.

FO: Jill's socks

I'm a big fan of toe-up socks. While I didn't really use a pattern, I used the slip-stitch formula found in this pattern (pdf link). I used a turkish cast-on, and I used a bind off described by Grumperina:

work two stitches in pattern, k2togTBL, work 1, repeat

I was going to use the EZ stretchy bind-off, but Grumperina sold me when she said this was easier to frog.

FO: Jill's socks

So, another sock success! There is an itch for another pair to be on the needles; maybe this weekend!

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7 comments:

  1. I love the iPod case, it's so cute.

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  2. Great job! And such a bright, fun, colorway!

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  3. i love the feet in the air. Very artistic!!

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  4. Very pretty colors! So fun! I'm 3 months late on my mom's birthday gift...I don't feel as bad now! ;)

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