Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sockapalooza, I Hardly Knew Ye

Well, the knitting part of my Sockapalooza experience is over, over, over. Yesterday I finished stitching up the toe of my pal's second sock. So all I have to do is wash them (obviously, since I'm wearing them in these pictures -- I do have respect for my pal's personal hygiene), pack them up and wait a month to send them. Since my pal seems to appreciate a good yarn more than a super complex pattern, I think she'll like them. Anyway, here are the specs:

Go With The Flow Socks by Evelyn A. Clark (from Favourite Socks and the Spring 2005 Interweave Knits)
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Mixed Berries
Needle: U.S. #1 DPNs
Mods: I skipped the lacy cuff and just did a 2 by 2 rib cuff.

So, I think these will work well. My pal's feet are slightly longer than mine and much wider, so I made the socks about an inch and a half longer than I would have for myself. The foot is incredibly stretchy, so I think that extra inch will accommodate the width of her foot as the sock stretches. Shepherd Sock was, as always, a pleasure to work with and while there was a little bit of pooling, I think these two socks make a good match. The pattern was fun, but mindless enough to work on while watching TV or sitting outside of Ruby's pre-school class waiting. All in all, a super success!

So, what now? Well, my Ravelry page has the Charade socks listed as a WIP, but I haven't even wound the yarn yet. On an impulse I signed up for Mystery Stole 3, so I sped to Make 1 yesterday to pick up some white lace-weight yarn. Right now I'm swatching. I'm thinking that I'll probably never wear an intricate white lace stole, but I'm looking forward to the challenge. Expect much frustration, since I've never done any lace more complicated than fancy socks. Hello charts!


Anonymous said...

I may be a secret...But your socks have been finished for weeks. ;-) I hope you LOVE them. The suspense of waiting for another month to send them is going to kill me.

Sandra May Be Knitting A Ranch House said...

your socks are so lovely. your sock pal is going to LOVE them. lucky her. . .

i like those shoes. i think they're cute. :)

Sarah said...

They came out so beautiful! I love those colors!

Oh and I dig the shoes too ;-)

seedless grape said...

Wow--those look great! The colors are really beautiful! Congratulations on being done--I know your socks will be well-loved!

Ruth said...

OOOO. I love the colors and the pattern. I have sorta long, very wide feet. I hope, I hope I'm the lucky Sock Pal.