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27 June 2007

The year of socks

Filed under: on deck, socks, WIPs — risknit @ 12:32 pm

I kind of had a loose goal for myself for this year to knit a pair of socks per month in addition to any other knitting. For me this is a lot since I do not have as much time to knit as a lot of other people who seem to knit a pair of socks in just a few days. I love knitting socks – in fact it is probably my favorite knitting until I see a sweater I must have (Dollar and a Half, I’m looking at you) or get a request for another something.

As of now I have completed 5.5 pairs of socks. Not too bad, not too off-schedule. The reason though, that I am off schedule, is that I started the Hello Yarn/Ann Budd socks about a million years ago, and while I love the pattern, and the end result, I despise knitting them. Which is my own damn fault, really. They are kind of fiddly, the yarn is a little too splitty for teensy cables, and they take a lot of attention. Originally I was not allowing myself to cast-on any more socks until these were complete (because I knew I would NEVER finish them if I did so), but they are making me absolutely insane. So I made a deal with myself. I would knit one pattern repeat per day until they are complete, which means they ought to be done… tonight. Only the toe remains! I was not allowed to knit anything else until that one pattern repeat per day is complete. I made this bargain with myself on a fiddly lace scarf which was just to the point of being insanely repetitive and it worked, in fact most days I ended up doing more than the one repeat because as I got close to the finish line I was anxious to FINISH IT UP. In the meantime I started a new pair, in STR which I am one complete sock + one cuff into the pair.

So, the status update on the year goal is:
1. Completed – Yarn Pirate socks for M
2. Completed – Mom Socks
3. Completed – Carol Green Stripe Socks for me (yet un-photographed. Maybe tonight)
4. Completed – Carol Green Stripe Socks for E (okay, so they are toddler socks – they are knit over 60 sts, they count!! also unphotographed.)
5. Incomplete until tonight (0.95 complete) – HY/AB socks
6. Incomplete (0.55 complete) – STR socks in turquoise

If I finish the HY/AB socks and the STRs by the end of this month I will be back on track. Three days… not going to happen… but I think I can get myself caught up at the beginning of July.

Also, ideas in the pipeline… not like I have yarn purchased or anything… *snort*

I scored some Vesper sock yarn in Crew. FOR ME.
M requested more socks. He picked out yarn.
I have some stripey yarn in my alma mater’s colors, which need to be ready for FOOTBALL SEASON!
Want to make my mum more socks since she adores the first pair so much.
E requested more socks. RED ONES this time, please.

I guess the rest of my year of socks is all planned out, haha.

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2 June 2007

Wow.

Filed under: socks — risknit @ 10:34 am

Favorite Socks from Interweave is really great!! I was so excited to get it in the mail…. there are what, 25 patterns in the book and I think I love 90% of them.

But what was really funny is that as I was flipping through, I noticed this:


(Click to bigify)

Hello, we are the same. The same everything in fact. My socks are based off of Hello Yarn’s Cable Twist Socks. Stitch pattern is the same but I modified it for my gauge and to fit my foot.

So, these are Cable Twist/Diagonal Cross-Rib Socks by Adrian/Ann Budd. Knit in Louet Gems Pearl.

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