I finally have a Finished Object! I was beginning to think I never finish anything ever. Yes, I know that’s not true but I have to feel like I’m accomplishing something often.
Winter Hedgerow Socks
Begun: January 31, 2010
Completed: March 19, 2010
Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit Mega Boots Stretch Softcolor, 70% Pure New Wool, superwash, 23% Polyamide nylon, 7% Elité elastic, colour 502 (browns, greens), 100g = 400m.
Needles: Clover Takumi bamboo dpns, 2.25 mm.
Pattern: Hedgerow Socks by Jane Cochran, free download from Knitter’s Review.
Mods: I didn’t read the pattern that closely when I was working the heel flap so I just carried the rib as set down the flap (on 32 sts). Used a purl stitch on each end of the sole stitches to separate the ribs from the sole. Stopped rib 1/2” before toe decreases and decreased the 2 extra top of foot stitches. The rest of the toe is plain. Lengths: 8” before heel flap, 8.25” before toe decreases.
Comments: These socks took somewhat longer to do than I liked but got them finished eventually. The needle size is slightly larger than usual and the socks are on 66 sts total. T is very happy with these. He had them on already when I went to find him to photograph them!
Sock Count: 93 pairs.
Then I took some time yesterday and reassessed the Green Star Cardi. I liked the K2P2 rib fabric a lot and the little stars are cute and simple to knit but the garment shape was just not working out for me. Also I had changed needles midstream and the gauge was wonky. If it took since last July and spent more time languishing than being knitted on, then the writing was on the wall. I frogged it! Now I may just re-jig the numbers (a great use for my new Knitware Sweaters program) and start again on something resembling the original idea or I may make something else entirely. The yarn is a pretty “hand-dyed” superwash sock yarn and there’s lots of it! I’m determined it’s going to be a sweater eventually.
Now I’m somewhat concerned that I’ve lost a few readers in my blog redesign! I just got my reader stats for this week and they’re merely a fraction of my usual steady numbers. Did I break your RSS links or discombobulate your feed readers or something? The blog address hasn’t changed. Or is it a Blogger glitch? Perhaps I’m just boring you to death! Let me know if you encounter any problems, will you? My email addy is up in the top bar or in my profile if you need it. Assuming of course that you actually see this post in the first place!