Saturday, October 6, 2007

Finished Before Fall Arrived:

Who would have thought that I wouldn't have been able to wear the socks that I finished the last week of September for several weeks! That's the way it looks, anyway. These socks have been sitting on my endtable waiting to be photographed, and I haven't even been tempted to pick them up.
First up: Gentleman's Railway Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks.

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in Baltic Sea, purchased from emtnestr, 1.5 skeins
Also white Dale Babyull left over from the Endpaper Mitts and reinforcing serger thread

Needles: Size 0

Adaptations: I knit these over 72 stitches of ribbing (and adapted the pattern from then on) to resize them for myself.

I love the way these socks fit, the way the pattern works with the slightly variegated yarn and the punch of the heels and toes. I was a little bit skeptical of the stripes when I began, but I love the added interest contrasting heels and toes give socks. I'm beginning to think that it's a necessity for handknit socks!


Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill mill end from emtnestr

Needles: Size 1s (I think they both were knit with size 1s!)

Adaptations: None.

I've been working on these Pomatomus for a long time. No -- correction. I have had the first Pomatomus complete for about 7 months, and hadn't started the second for some reason. I was disenchanted with the way the yarn pooled with the ribbed lace stitch. I liked either the light sections or the dark sections -- the individual colors that are lurking in those sections are great. The zebra stripes just don't sit well with me. The socks do fit great, though -- they're nice and snug, which means they will be comfortable to wear for the whole day.

I loved the Cherry Tree Hill yarn, which is a great thing -- I still have enough for 1 or 2 more pairs of socks. Maybe I should just make a Baby Surprise Jacket instead! I'll see how well the socks wear before decided whether it's appropriate for baby knits!
He couldn't figure out what the socks smelled like!

2 comments:

tiennieknits said...

Beautiful job on both socks! What a cute doggie too!

Karen said...

Gorgeous-- and your dog is SOOOO cute. I have a shih tzu too.