Thursday, January 22, 2009


The Size O needle socks are DONE!!!!!
What sheer joy and relief to get these stinkers off the needles. It seems the socks I like the most are knit on miniscule needle sizes---I think there is something wrong with me. Leslie's socks on her blog are knit on
normal, human sized needles that allow quick progress.
This is the new Coats and Clarks sock yarn; I picked up three balls when I got it to have enough for knee socks. And with the length of my legs, that's a lot of yarn! Had a tiny bit left, so their measuring on the skein is pretty accurate. It knit well, seemed pretty consistent in size and while not super soft it appears to have constructed a good sock and be a good value for the money. If you don't care for stripes, you won't like this; it stripes pretty consistently.
I can't recall if this was recommended for a size 3 needle, or 2, but I would go with a 1 or O for a nice, firm sock that will hold up to wear. This was also the first toe-up I did with the slipped stich heel, which I prefer. All in all, it went okay. Was a bit confusing since I was trying to combine two patterns but each sock that I knit has some sort of lesson and imperfection in it. Also did a picot edge cast off for the top, which now needs some elastic run through it so it doesn't stick out like a ruffle...... >:( ......I did have enough sense to cast off with size 1's, for that extra bit of stretch.
The oddest thing is taking pictures of your own leg, first thing in the morning, when you can't see straight. Or hike the old gam up that high for that matter.
Now to the "Jack Sparrow" sock pattern...........
I need Pirate Socks.........
I really DO..........


Leslie said...

God, they are fabulous. I would wear them in a heartbeat. It is odd taking pix of your body bits isn't it. Congratulations on your accomplishment.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks! Thanks!
I'm anxious to get the elastic in; I love knee socks but cannot find any commercially that are LONG enough! And I have to admit, when you get a pair done, you just feel like you're Queen of the Universe! (not saying that I'm NOT, of course.......)
They sort of go with a striped sweater I snagged at Goodwill for next to nothing!!!

Jan said...

These are certainly worth your effort. Very similar color scheme to the sox I am working on. I'm using huge #3 needles:-) Congratulations on finishing them. Mine might take another year or so to finish at the rate I am going. But you inspire me to keep at them.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Seriously, you'll be glad when they're done and you try them on, and then you'll be hooked.... ;)
Off to sleep off a migraine. My tiny little parakeets have PEEPED my skull in two; how can so much sound come out of such a little package????

bernadette ostrozovich said...

anne, how cool! love the colors and the intricacy of the pattern(s). you guys who knit just humble me to pieces. i still have stinging memories of my aunt olga doggedly trying to teach me. i was hopeless, hopelesssss. keep your elbows down! elbows down!!! elbows.........! but hey, those flyin' elbows make for a great funky chicken!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You need to have me teach you----the way I knit your elbows can go anywhere they please!!!

Lutrah's Ocean Alter said...

I love your socks, I know about that size 0 needles! I can't wait to see the Jack Sparrow socks! Is there a picture online per chance?
I have a serious lust for some way over my head Harry Potter themed socks....Maybe I can talk my expert knitting SIL to make them for me....
Great pictures BTW!

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