Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 FO# 50 - Kerry's Brainless socks

These socks were a swap as part of the Australia -Will work for yarn group on Ravelry.
They have the honour of bringing my total Finished Objects or completed knitting projects for the year up to 50!
Picture is of the first completed sock, when Kerry receives her socks I will update this post with a picture of the pair.

Yarn: Wollmeise Twin (80%wool, 20% nylon), Indisch Rot Spiralen
Needles: 2.5mm nickel tipped 80cm Knit Pro fixed circulars
Start date: November 25th, 2010
Finish date: December 30th, 2010
Ravelled: here
Mods: None
Comments: Made the smallest size on the pattern after initially starting on the middle sized pair which were too big.  They were an interesting knit.  A couple of firsts.  First time knitting toe up socks (something I will be doing every time I knit for Jules from now on) and first time kitting cables without a cable needle (surprisingly easy once you get the hang of it).  They required a very long leg (28cm from floor) and the yarn was definitely up to it with some to spare!  Would I make them again?  Maybe with a normal 2x1 rib rather than the k2tbl, p1 rib that it was.  There wasn't really a portion where I could coast along, had to keep an eye on the knitting into the back loops as the yarn is a touch splitty.  Nice socks though :-)

2 comments:

2paw said...

50?? Wow that's a fabulous effort for the year. The sock looks lovely too, but twisted rib is a labour of love.

Lynne said...

What a great total - especially given that you had a pretty rough second half of the year.