Sunday, September 23, 2007

Socks Finished

Since I joined Ravelry, I have not been posting my finished projects here on my blog. Ravelry is a fantastic tool and I am really looking forward to more people joining and making the site an even more valuable resource. My latest completed knitting project, socks for my best friend Gina. If you have a Ravelry account, then these are not new to you. It was Gina's birthday August 23 and we went to her house Labor Day Weekend for a BBQ where she received these...

I am actually quite proud of these socks. They are my second pair of socks that I have knit and they are 100 times better than the first pair. I did have a bit of trouble though, I knit the first sock to short on the foot part. This was realized when I was knitting the second sock. I decided to complete the second sock with the correct foot length and then fix the first one. So I picked out the toe and frogged the first sock back to the gusset decreases because I also made a few to many on those too (shhh, don't tell) and re-knit. As you can see the sock in the photo above on the left has a wonky section on the bottom of the sock, that is the frogged yarn re-knit. I took the photo before I washed and blocked them.

Yes, it was a very warm day when I gave them to her. Yes, she was wearing sandals. And yes, I made her take her sandals off and try them on for me. I was not able to get her to wear them long enough to model them in a photo, I will have to wait for cooler weather.


Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks That Rock

Colorway: Mustang Sally

Needles: Knit Picks circular needles 3mm

Pattern: Elongated Corded Rib, Sensational Knitted Socks, Charlene Schurch

Hopefully modeled sock photos to come!?!?