Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Pattern/Duration/Fiber: Snowdrop Socks I started these in the summer time initially with a different pattern (Anastasia) but after 2 false starts (sizing was off b/c of gauge with thicker yarn - 46sts total - which is very small in this yarn) and then not grasping the "it's so easy it's hard" Anastasia pattern. I ripped them out completely and decided to use a different pattern that met me at just the "right knitting time" ;o)
Snowdrops has a very easy pattern repeat and gave the busy stripping yarn just enough busy artwork I was looking for on this pair. It was made for NORO (Silk Garden #84)!
Did these socks toe up 2AAT (two-at-a-time) on US1.5 (2.5mm) needles. When we had our "mini blizzard" (saying that with sarcasm) two weeks ago, I finally decided enough was enough and needed to finish them. I really wanted my feet to finally toast in a custom pair of winter wool socks.
Firsts: I swear this pair of socks has really given me a hard time...but that is what makes me heart them even more!
And I wrangled a 3 needle BO with very tiny needles....ur uh not the easy finishing that I had envisioned (I didn't position my "hold"/provisional needle correctly and had to re-thread it, as well as decrease to the original 43 sts again for 3 needle BO - will do it second to the last row next time rather than after the picot row)
It was also my first picot edge...that didn't go too well as I decided to K2 YO rather than just K1 YO...the picot edge was not as defined that way as I thought it would be....meh lesson learned.
Verdict: Despite my long and bumpy journey with this relatively easy pair of socks.
I am definitely over the moon with my very own first pair of NORO socks!! :)
Labels: Finished Objects