Friday, January 25, 2008

Twenty-Three of Fifty-Two

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.
Happy knitting!
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.


Blogger Charity said...

Wow, you make so many great socks! :0)

8:01 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

The socks turned out perfectly.

Poor puppy! And poor you guys for being disappointed yet again.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Charles said...

Lovely socks!

I need to go over finsh mine also!

Another thing, check out my knitting blog too! See what you think!Comment me also!


11:17 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Poor puppy. She'll be full grown before you get to spoil her.

I think I'm going to have to get into the store sometime to buy some sock yarn; think I want to knit the babies sweaters out of it. Saw one online last night that I really liked ... and of course can't find it today. Or I might use some yarn from our dollar store, it's pale shades of browns, would be nice for a boy or girl. Oh the choices! :)

1:17 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

oh, I hope puppy isn't cancelled today -- what a snotty, gross mess it is!

Blog tolet us know!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Ragan Knits etc... said...

Your socks are a perfect match! They look great. We recycle like that here too. Your poor puppy! :o(

9:17 AM  
Blogger Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Hi. Can you fill me in on your knit night? Saw the post about your new location, but what day and time? Anyone welcome, room for one more?

4:12 PM  

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