Thursday, June 21, 2007

Just in the nick of time!

Sockapalooza socks are complete! I wanted to get them under control finished before the Summer of Socks starts (which happens officially in about 1-1/2 hours my time -- whew!) and I made it!

As you can see, I still have to keep an eye on these sneaky beasts. I caught them just as they were practicing some slight-of-toe tricks before hot-footing it off to Spirit Mountain and Chinook Winds casinos! They are truly a pair of partiers. I hope I can keep them under wraps until August when they get sent to their new home. Then my pal can try and control them!

Specs:
Yarn: ShiBui Sock in Roppongi (shades of Peony, Lily, Mulberry), two 50-gram skeins
Needles: Set of five US2 Brittany 6" DPNs
Pattern: Waving Lace socks by Evelyn Clark, as published in IW Favorite Socks
Size: To fit a size 9 foot (I hope). If I made these for my humongous size 11 foot, they would need to be shorter or I would have run out of yarn. Still to come is a mini sock to match. I have enough yarn to make that, but not much else.

Although I wanted to cast on for the next pair of socks -- a pair that will be a birthday gift for a friend -- I held myself back. I did swatch for them, though, so I can start in the morning and it will be completely legal for the Summer of Socks run.

4 comments:

Monika said...

These socks look great, your Pal will love them!

Judy said...

Lovely socks! You'd better keep an eye on them. :-)

Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Lovely socks. Your pal is lucky :). I casted on for my pal's yesterday.

Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Just checking to see how you are doing :). Hope you are getting lots of knitting time in :)