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!

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.


Monika said...

These socks look great, your Pal will love them!

Judy said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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