Thursday, August 10, 2006


started July 26 (?)
finished August 9
Socks That Rock mediumweight
color Seal Rock
metal size 2.5mm dpns
largest size (I've got wide feet!)

I followed the pattern to a T, all except maybe the toe. I never read toe instructions and just do my regular toe. The pattern called for circs, but I didn't have any, so I modified it to fit 4 dpns. I really liked the pattern, and the mediumweight yarn knit up quickly. It was my first time using Socks That Rock, and I really liked it. I also bought some lightweight in Fred Flintstone, but I haven't decided what to make with that yet. I think I could have gotten away with the smaller size cuz they do stretch, but I went with the larger because of my wide feet. I had a little ball left over. Now that the weather is a little cooler here I may get to wear some socks in the evenings at least! Here's a close-up of the heels.

This is a picture of my hand-knit socks that are actually mine so far! Look how those Hederas stick out! The ones on the far left were knit for me by my Sockapalooza pal. I've knit the rest. There are rpms, Hederas, Pomatomus, Yukon Leaves, plain rib, plain stockinette.

I started another pair of socks for me, too. (Of course I have a picture, but Blogger won't let me upload it. Guess I hit the limit for the day.) I'm knitting Broadripple with some hand-dyed merino I bought on eBay awhile back. These are going quite fast as well because they use 3.25mm needles. They seem to have a lot of stretch, too. My yarn overs look "bigger" than the ones in the socks in the pattern picture. The pattern calls for cotton yarn with a bit of elastic, and I'm using merino. Guess that would make the difference. It doesn't matter to me. I still like them. It's a simple two row repeat.

Happy knitting!


Blogger meegiemoo said...

Lovely socks! How do you keep motivated to complete an entire pair? I'm struggling with second sock syndrome.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

I am impressed with all your socks! They look great! And I think I do well by doing the self pattern yarn and plain ss pattern.
My *$@!^% computer's power supply died and I have to send it back to Sony to be repaired. Fortunately I have my little laptop I can use in the meantime!!

12:55 PM  
Blogger aija said...

Hey! They look great in that colorway! :)

I've got a skein of fred flintstone in lightweight, too... I think I'm going to only knit orange yarns in October (my birthday month present to me, my fav color!)... I'm thinking pomatomus again then! Nuts huh :)

(It's really an illness to plan socks out this far in advance, I know! :))

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Hah! It seems the sock bug has bitten you quite as heavily as me - aren't socks just the best? ;) Yours certainly are, I love all the ones you showed, they're so gorgeous in these great, cheerful colors - and so are your new ones, they look fantastic! Do you ever experience second sock syndrome? I haven't yet, fortunately, and doubt that will ever happen to us, what do you think?

7:00 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Love to socks and the colours in the yarn too!

8:23 PM  
Blogger Anastacia said...

Great socks. I've yet to even own a skein of Socks that Rock, yet alone knit socks with it! I love the broadripple pattern. I think I've knit 6 or 7 pairs with that pattern, sometimes esprit/fixation & sometimes with regular sock yarn or merino.

6:06 PM  

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