Sunday, November 07, 2010

Sock it to me….

I finished up a pair of anklets (KnitPicks yarn and pattern) at the end of October so that I could begin a new pair of socks and participate in JudyL’s sock knit-along this month, check it out at http://www.patchworktimes.com.

I really enjoyed this pattern. It is toes up, which I prefer, but this pattern actually fit my toes the best of any I have done yet. I also liked doing the little lace patter on the top side. Not at all sure about the very different short row heel, I finally made a chart to check off row by row since I would loose track. In future, I may combine this toe with another short row heel that I prefer. This heel was odd, because they wanted it to come unusually high in the back so that it would stay up.

This was the first of seven patterns in a KnitPicks kit that I bought, a different pair for each day of the week. Wonder how long it will take to get the next 6 pairs done, given my track record?

anklet socks 008 anklet socks 001

Here is the start of the pair I am doing for the knit-along:

anklet socks 006a

I bought the self striping yarn at a lovely little shop in Asheville called Purls. I’ve done self striping before, but I liked a sample made up in a different colorway of this yarn because some of the stripes had a zig-sag  within them (see the pink row above the orange, and the green and white row at the top). I would have bought the other colorway, as I liked it better than this, but this was the only one they had left!  I hope that I can get these finished this month, but I have to pace myself, as my hands get cramped and sore holding the small needles.

5 comments:

scraphappy said...

Cute booties. I love the colors you chose for the knit along. So happy!

Jack B. Nimble said...

Hope you're bringing them to Reed!

Anonymous said...

Your sock making skills amaze me, wonder if I will ever be able to knit a pair some day??
Glo

Susan said...

Oh, they are adorable....... I will have to look into making a pair for my sister and myself.........

La Tea Dah said...

They look so cozy! I love the design.

LaTeaDah