Monday, April 03, 2006

My final FO

Rounding out our parade of FO's we have our long awaited follow-up to the Manly Socks.

They've got no name, so I'm taking suggestions.

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Pattern: Mine

Yarn: Knit Picks Essential, 2 skiens

Needle: Two size 0 Addi Turbos

Review: As with the Manly Socks I let The Greatest pick out the pattern he wanted. He chose a chevron pattern. He likes those simple textured patterns.

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I don't like this sock as much as the Manly Socks. There really isn't a difference between them in the construction, the heel or the toe, I just don't like this stitch as much. But hey, they're not for me are they. As long as they make The Greatest happy who am I to judge? I did go down to the wire as far as yarn goes. This is my left-over yarn.

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Now, even though I knit them at the same time on two circular needles I only had six inches on yarn left from one sock and five times that much left from the other sock. Go figure. It is a bit of a rush knitting and wondering if you have enough yarn left. And when you're done you do feel quite proud for not wasting an inch of yarn upon completion. I can't throw anything away. I have so many tiny balls of yarn left over from projects that I don't know what to do with. It was nice to put all that yarn into the sock and not have any souvenier yarn.

I did have a finished Panta to show as well, but it's gone MIA. I wonder if it's run off with Boyd. Bad enough he's toying with my WIPs, but now he's gone too far touching my FOs.


Lynda said...

I love those socks! I gotta say, though, I'm liking that my hubby only wants me to knit him hats, means all the socks are for me!

Chris said...

Um, the So Not Girly Girly Socks? No?

Areli said...

Those are great socks. He's a lucky man, with you knitting him all these happy feet treats.

Bitterknitter said...

How about "He Went Thataway" socks? (I'm no good at naming stuff BTW) Tell Boyd to cough up the goods, you should really make him a plexiglass holding tank so you can keep an eye on him and he can't escape to make trouble! ;-)


turtlegirl76 said...

Or "Too and Fro" socks. I dunno. Jaywalkers is taken. lol

Or, chevron is irish right? How about the "Irish Blessing" socks?

desert knits said...

Ooh, nice socks! Simple, but not dull. I like. Almost as much as I like "that bear is freaking me out"!
Hey, I have really missed you. I try to check in when I can, but I make it online so rarely these days.

Abigail 1870 pearl said...

How about Gey Chevron.

By the way the same thing happens to me. Just a little left on one skein and a lot on the other. One of the knitters mysteries I suppose.


Very, very nice work. Your bloke has good taste. But then, you knew that already.....