Aug 1, 2007

Socks for Dobby

Okay, so how good was that book? Obviously the best of the series, rightly so.

I can finally post my second pair of socks!

It's really hard to photograph this yarn. You can't really see the stitch pattern, even in the close ups. What's really funny is how the yarn seems to stripe in the photos, which isn't evident at all in person. Luckily I got to make these socks much longer than the last pair because I had 2 skeins and wasn't worried about running out of yarn. Let me show just how much I had left when I finished.

Only about 1 yard! Now I have a whole other skein to contemplate. These socks didn't really take as long as it seems because I took several months off between them to knit baby things. Each sock only took about 2 weeks. Here are the stats:

Project: Alternating 2x2 Rib Socks
Source: Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Mountain Colors 4/8s in Wildflower (this is worsted)
Needles: US 4
Started: 3/14/07
Finished: 7/22/07
Comments: I didn't really have any problems with these. I still can't believe how straightforward sock knitting really is, especially with this book to help figure it out. Perhaps now I can contemplate some of those popular fancy patterns floating around out there. Lord knows I've bookmarked a ton from Knitty.


Greg said...

"Socks are Dobby's favorite, favorite clothes, sir! I has seven now, sir... but sir ... they has made a mistake in the shop, Harry Potter, they is giving you two the same!"

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Sarah H. said...

Awesome socks!

I loved HP7 too. I was totally baffled how they were going to get out of tight places so many times. Excellent!