Monday, November 17, 2008


Alrighty then. These have actually been DONE for like 2 weeks but I'm just now getting around to posting about them. These have appropriately been named the "socks of eternity" because that's about how long it took me to make them! Not because the pattern was at all difficult, relatively plain vanilla material here, but because I am freaking slow. I'm not really a slow knitter in speed, it's just hard to get me to sit still long enough to produce more than a few rows at a time.

So, here they are in action!

These are for Mr. Man and they are artyarns superwash merino. Dudes, I started these socks WAY before I started dyeing my own sock yarn! The pattern is "made up as I went along" by Knit Witch - completely unpublished and only written on a scrap of paper in my mind. Trust me, I was regretting that when I went to start the second sock about 6 months after the first one!!! Essentially it is just a plain vanilla toe up version with an xo cable run up each side of each leg. The ribbing is 2x2 because I simply can't take 1x1 and remain sane for too long of a period. I can do pretty good ribbing continental style which is definitely helpful but I totally suck at doing continental knitting on DPNs - go figure.

Of course, the sock blockers are by the one and only Turtlegirl!
Next time though I will do a broader cast on for the toes (they are a little pointy for my tastes) and I suppose I really could just cut them and fix it with a little kitchener. Hmmmmm....................


LittleWit said...

Your socks look great! :)

Riohnna said...

Great socks! And they are wearing a set of nice calves!!!!!