Finished pair 23 of 52 for the 52PP
. These were started on January 18, finished at 12:45am on the 25th! These are for my co-worker who had a birthday today, and I really wanted to have them finished in time. (Hope he appreciates them -- that was waaayyy past my bedtime! I knit all evening really steadily, and my hands were getting really cramped.) He had no idea that I was making him a pair. Can't wait til he wears them so I can see what he thinks of them. It's his first pair of knit socks.Austermann Step
socks, color 20. It's a pattern from Classics in Kroy
, Traditional Rib. They have a 2x2 ribbed cuff and then change to 4x2 rib. That's the leftovers, there wasn't much. I only did 20 rows of ribbed cuff. The pattern calls for 4", but that's too much. I think they're mostly styled to fold the cuff down, but I knew the recipient wouldn't wear them that way.
Perfectly matching stripes!
I like the fact that the heel ended in the perfect spot to continue the proper striping pattern. That doesn't happen very often!
Can you tell that I recycle? LOL! This bag from the boys' birthday party was the perfect size for my co-workers socks. (And I can recycle again -- he gave the bag back.)
M called around suppertime and said one of our yarn orders arrived. Apparently Heddy
has seen the new Patons Rumors
already! I thought it was $7.99, but it's $6.99. It's really soft. I'd like to have a sweater knit out of it sometime. I don't think anything else new was in this order. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new sock yarns
and the alpaca
! (Just called M for a sec -- she said there's five colors of Rumor, but there's actually eight, so three must be backordered. I had ordered them all.)
Well, must go find something productive to do. I'm going to start a pair of socks tonight with the bamboo
. I told the Oldest One's school that I'd have something for their raffle draw on February 14. I picked up the Blooming Pink today to make a pair of these
. I'm atually going to swatch, a rare thing. The pattern calls for 3.25mm needles, which is the recommended needle for the bamboo. However, the pattern calls for sport weight with recommended needles of 3.75mm or 4mm. I usually knit vanilla socks on 2.25mm needle and 60sts. This calls for 60sts also, and since lace is usually stretchy I'm afraid they'll be too big on 3.25mm needles.
PS The puppy's flight was cancelled for the fourth
time today. St. John's
was being hammered by a blizzard again. Shooting for Monday now.