Monday, May 31, 2010

Weekend Socks on Monday

I finished up one of the commissioned pairs of socks I have to make. These ones were started on May 20 and finished on the 28th. The yarn is On Your Toes 4 ply in the Weekend Print colorway. I just did the standard 60st vanilla sock on 2.5mm needles. Ravelry details here.

Perfectly matched! I'm surprised cuz when I got to the last pink stripe on the second sock's toe there was a knot. There wasn't enough pink to make the stripe as wide as what it should be. Since these were for a customer at the store, and I'm fussy, I cut the knot and tried to find the same pattern repeat to make it match the first sock. It wasn't too bad til I realized that from the knot on the skein was wound backwards! There wasn't much yarn left, so I just rewound the skein, found the spot I needed, and continued on. Luckily it worked out perfectly.

So I think these socks will be the last socks for me for the 52 Pair Plunge III. These Weekend Socks make pair 33 in a year. I started the second pair I need to make for the same customer, but I don't think there is any way I can finish them today since I don't have the first sock quite finished, and I have to work all day. So I think these will be the first pair for me for the next Plunge. (But I'm not doing the full plunge, I signed up for the mini-plunge, which is 26 pairs of socks in a year from June 1/10-May 31/11. They allow you to use WIPs, it just has to be finished on June 1 or after.)
I worked on this sock outside last night while we had a big bbq on the go. The Littlest One brought his knitting outside, too. He started this dishcloth for Nanny ages ago, he doesn't work on it very often. He managed a few rows last night. I must say he is faster and makes less mistakes than the Oldest One on the rare occasion that he decides to knit.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

Great socks!

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Alexa in central Nova Scotia said...

I love the colour of your "partial" sock :)

1:21 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

The socks are gorgeous , fantastic colour ! Love the partial socks too ! I'm tempted to try the mini plunge myself , but can barely keep up with the sock a month KAL . Its all about shawls these days .

Congrats on the Littlest One's dishcloth ! Good on him for knitting it ...

1:14 PM  

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