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more socks! May 28, 2007

Filed under: knitting — Ren @ 11:27 am
most people don’t seem to get as excited about finishing a pair of socks as i do, so please don’t think that i’m crazy! it must just be the new-sock-knitter phase or something.

“antique rose” anklets

yarn: regia 4-ply color shade 1960 (maybe! it’s all in another language, so…)
needles: size 3 dpns
size: just perfect for me!
comments: i love these socks!! they were my first pair of toe-ups and my first pair with short-row toes and heels. i used some tutorials: short-row heel tutorial and stretchy cast-off tutorial. i also managed to break a tip off my needles, so i guess that’s as good an excuse as any for getting a new set! i messed up the short row toe once, but then i got the hang of it and it wasn’t so bad at all. the cast-off… well, i had to do that three times before i got one i liked. the pattern called for a little picot edge, but i really didn’t like how it looked once i did it, so i pulled it out and cast off normally, which ended up waaaay too tight, so i pulled that out and did the stretchy cast off, which worked much better. overall, i’m quite pleased with how they turned out. i still have a bit of a problem with ladders when using dpns, but i’m not sure what to do about that, since i always pull everything tight when i change needles. oh well! it’s always on the bottom of the foot, so at least it isn’t too visible.
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4 Responses to “more socks!”

  1. g-girl Says:

    the socks are super cool!!! love the color, the lace design, and that they’re anklets! thanks for the links to the tutorials–particularly the cast-off one! I needed that. :) And there’s nothing wrong with being excited about finishing a pair of socks! I’m excited when I finish anything! you did a great job on the socks. :)

  2. hakucho Says:

    wow those sock are beautiful!! Very nicely done!! Perfect summer socks and I love the color. I need to try more socks…especially a toe up one…thanks for the links.

    happy knitting :)

  3. Kelly Says:

    hey girl! Way to go!!! They look fanastic, love the little lace details. I’m gonna have to try out a pair of anklets, they are super cute, and a good way to use up left overs.

  4. Violiknit Says:

    I love those socks! They are too cute! (I totally need to study short rows…I avoid them like the plague)


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