Knit it, Violet!
Finished objects, works in progress, and lots of rambling about two sticks and some string...
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I celebrated Socktoberfest 2008 in a very small way, by finishing up two pairs of socks, thus completing my first two xmas gifts this year!
Patti's Footies

First up were these Cabled Footies for Kellen's Stepmom. I've knit this pattern three times now and I'm always pleased with how quickly they knit up and how comfy they are. I got this pair out of only one skein of yarn, and I had enough left over that I probably could have done another cable repeat on each cuff. Good to know, since there may be more of these in my holiday knitting.
Pattern: Cabled Footies by Leigh Radford from the book One Skein.
Needles: US 7 Susan Bates dpns
Yarn: Dark Horse Fantasy, 1 skein

Next up, I finished my mom's socks. (I doubt she's reading this, but if you are Mom, stop!)
Peaks n Valleys Socks

Ha! I just realized I took an upclose shot of a glaring error. Oh well, don't judge me. Nonknitters probably won't notice.
These were knit out of yarn my mom and I won (one skein each) at the Handmade Memories creative retreat this summer. After a few attempts, I decided on this pattern, and let me tell you, it was not very popular with some of the ladies I knit with. I got, "What a nice pattern; I would have used a solid yarn," a lot. Yes, they're loud. Yes, the lacey pattern might have looked better in a solid yarn. But I like them, and I think my mom will, too. They're super comfy and the yarn is very nice. If a bit clownish. And I really like the wavy edge at the top.
Peaks n Valleys, from above

Pattern: Peaks n Valleys by Besty Lee McCarthy from the book Knit Socks!
Yarn: Brown Sheep Wildfoote, in Rock n Roll, 2 skeins
Needles: US 0, Susan Bates dpns
Modifications: Cast on only 63 stitches, because 72 is big enough to make socks for Kellen; it would have been way too big. Then, just followed the stitch pattern and went from there. It's an easily memorized, two row repeat.

Happy Socktoberfest...only 60 days until Christmas!

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great socks! 'glaring mistake' not so glaring :D
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violet is a crafty girl with feminist values. knitting is her main squeeze, but she also flirts with sewing, embroidery, mosaics, jewelry making, block printing, and polymer clay. she's also been known to cook and garden. she loves a good thrift shop, teapots, and her boyfriend kellen.

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