Finally. I finally finished something – didn’t frog it, I finished it. The last thing I finished was in early July, so it felt very good to bind off on these – a UFO August project done (and I’ll count these as a socks of the month project too!).
Pattern: Gusset Heel Basic Socks from Socks by the Toe Up, 3×1 ribbing
Yarn: Happy Hands Toe Jamz, After the Gold Rush colorway (Purchased at the Loopy Ewe)
Started: August 1, 2009
Finished: August 29, 2009
I really liked this yarn – it is a merino/bamboo blend, so its really soft. Its a little splitty – I think most bamboo yarn is – but nothing too terrible. The colors are really beautiful – and Larry likes them so that’s good since they are for him. The pooling would drive me crazy – I wonder if I had changed the number of stitches if I could have made it more stripey, but then again, i think its sort of cool how they turned out. Fraternal, definitely not identical. The sock on the right has the same yellow stripkes/pooling, but on the bottom. Love the yarn, would recommend it, and would buy it again.
If you have read this blog before, you know how I feel about this pattern book. How much I love this book. How I want to knit every single pattern in it. How it totally changed my life, and how I can’t imagine knitting socks cuff down ever again. So I won’t mention that again. I used the basic sock pattern, and just did a 3×1 ribbing – I thought any other pattern would be just too much for this yarn. Sort of boring pattern – but still love the toe up.
I had knitting group today – fun as always. I bought some yarn from Jacqui that I’ll show you next time – other people’s destash is so hard to resist. Chris brought me some beautiful stich markers from her Etsy shop.
These are so nice – so pretty, so light. They would be perfect for lace – I can’t wait to try them out. Thanks, Chris!
I took Monday off, so I’m enjoying a nice long weekend. And next weekend is a long weekend too – so I hope to get lots of golfing, napping and knitting time in between the two. Now that the socks are done, I’m going to take the Nefertiti shawl on the train – its been a while and its time that I get that one done too. And of course, I’m working on the Forest Canopy shawl at night, so hopefully I’ll get both done soon. I need to finish at least one of them – because I ordered a fair isle vest from Knit Picks (can’t beat that price!), and I want to start on it. What a great project for fall, right? I realized that I haven’t done any sweaters or big projects this year (other than shawls) so I’m looking forward to starting this.
OK, I’m going to go help Larry make dinner – shrimp enchiladas…yum…have a great weekend!