Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Oh, the joy of an FO!

365_100 I don't think it took me this long to finish the first pair of socks I ever knit. These are worth the wait though. I put them on the second I finished, and I haven't taken them off yet. The yarn is very soft and warm, and I love looking down at my feet and seeing that sweet little lace pattern.

As I said before, these socks are fraternal (though in this picture, the difference isn't so obvious). I'm not sure what I was thinking about when I set up the heel stitches of the first sock, but I had fewer stitches for the bottom of the sock, and an off-center lace pattern. You know what, though? I really like the first sock. There's a twisted column of stitches between each lace panel, and in the wonky sock, one of those columns goes up the center of my foot. This means less distortion in the lace panels. If I ever make these again, I'll have to remember my mistake.

IMG_2934.JPG Work continues on the Slimline Jacket. I keep having to pause in my knitting to rub the finished fabric against my cheek. The boucle makes the most interesting texture, and the fiber is so soft! I can not wait to wear this sweater. I'm almost up to the armhole shaping on the back, and felt a little rush when I realized that I'm more than halfway through with the largest piece of the sweater!

So now I'm picking through the basket, basically deciding between socks and mittens. I'm waiting anxiously for the Spring issue of Interweave Knits! I am most excited for Stefanie Japel's sweater, the yellow wrap sweater on the cover, and Grumperina's socks (she has a closeup photo on her blog).


Amy L. said...

What yarn did you use for the Hedera, again? They look great!

And oh Marlena, look at that fabric!!! I really love the way the Astrakhan is knitting up. Can't wait to see a finished project!

Those were my two favorites from the Interweave preview, as well. I find very little in the issue ugly, though, which is a pretty good record! Even if I wouldn't personally wear a lot of it.

tammy said...

Nice socks! They turned out beautiful. I can't wait to get my IK. I want to see the big picis now! I liked the look of the little tshirt sweater, I think it was called green tea.

You really are all about the blue lately, aren't you?