Y’all sure know how to make a party happen!! I’m pretty overwhelmed by the response to the Summer of Socks 2008 so far. We had 250 people sign up in the first 24 hours! The Ravelry group is already going strong and many have already joined up over on Flickr too. The donations are starting to roll in as well and I think this is going to be another great year. Take a look at the drop downs on the left to see who is already playing along. And there is still time to join us as a participant or a donor so go sign up!
In the meantime I’ve got another FO for you this week!
Pattern: XO Socks. Made up by me
Yarn: Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Monsoon
Needles: Size 2 addis
My “emergency” knitting for the Yarn Harlot event in NYC has become an FO! I had fun making these socks and I’m sure the kick off event that started them didn’t hurt! I really didn’t like the colors in this yarn when I first got it in the club last year, but it really grew on me as I knit along.
I used a pretty traditional cable pattern for these as something to keep me a little bit occupied while they were being knit. Luckily HWJF didn’t mind since they would ultimately be for him. I did run into one road block though. I originally put a cable up the center back of the sock, but I didn’t allow for enough extra stitches to compensate for them pulling in the fabric. I discovered this after I finished the first sock and HWJF tried it on. By that time I was already on to the second sock, so I left out the back cable on the second sock and it fit fine. I then took out the bind off of the first sock and laddered down the cable stitches:
I picked them back up in stockinette and I had a finished pair of socks!
The cables have plenty of
mistakes design elements, but I wasn’t really looking for perfection in these. The boy has happy feet and that’s all I care about!
There is another sock on the needles, but I will have to share that another day. In the meantime, I am off to Maryland Sheep and Wool with Risa tonight!! I can’t believe it’s finally that time of year!! If you see me, do stop me and say hi. And do a little sun dance, will ya? I don’t want to bring home a wet fleece.
I leave you with a couple of fuzzy critter pics since they have been so lacking this week:
See you on Monday with a festival report!! Have a great weekend!!
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