Sunday, August 13, 2006

Vesper (Almost) Knee Socks!

Yay! A finished object. I can't even remember how long ago I started these socks it's been so long. I had to refer back to blog archives just to get an estimate.

I don't know why I thought I would have enough yarn to get all the way to my knee. I think logically, I knew, but some glimmer of hope (aka denial) kept pushing me along. With the help of
Veronique's advice to count stipes and my trusty office postal scale, I was able to determine when to stop on sock one and cast on for sock two. Even with this assistance, I was still worried as I neared the end. I actually had to splice yarn scraps from my cast on tail to have enough yarn for binding off! There were some ugly moments. I made it, though!
Pattern: A mix of
Wendy's Toe Up Socks, Diana's Knee Highs, and trial and error.
Yarn: Vesper Sock Yarn in Midnight Knitter
Yardage: 440 yards - ALL of it
Started: about May 13th
Completed: August 11
Notes: I'm 90% pleased with these socks. Next time I make knee socks, I'll... 1) have enough yarn, 2) start calf increases only a few inches above the ankle. Aside from those couple learning mistakes, I love the socks. The yarn is wicked soft and the colors are fantastic.
Look how much Miles likes them!


I've also been working on my other WIPs. I frogged Birch (it really had to be done) and started Birch v. 2. Here's the first repeat:

I'm only just started but am already much more confident about the finished product (which my mom will hopefully have soon). Seeing those little leaves form keeps me wanting more!


lobstah said...

Hey, it was fun seeing you guys this weekend...hopefully we'll see you again in Boston!
The socks are adorable.

Heather said...

love the knee socks...especially with the counting and the measuring...We knitters are so technical! Fabulous on Birch. I love that shawl.

Stacey said...

Those are great! The scale (for yarn anyway) is my best friend!!!

Melissa said...

love the socks! just make sure you don't leave them around unattended with curious puppies lurking about!

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