Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Finished RPMs!

I finished the toe on the second RPM sock from the Summer 2006 Knitty before work this morning. The second sock has to be the fastest sock I've ever knit! I did the ribbing on Sunday, the leg on Monday, the heel and foot on Tuesday, and the toe this morning.

I'm quite happy with them! I followed the pattern for the heel on the first sock, but I got some nasty holes in my short row heels, so I switched to the method that Wendy uses in the Knitty tutorial for short row toes. My heels look perfect using this formula.

I did the funky star toe on the socks, and they look cool, but now that I'm wearing them, they're a bit uncomfortable. It's the same feeling that you get when you're wearing stockings that the toe gets twisted on.

All in all, I love this pattern!

I still can't believe that I dyed this yarn myself. I think that really impressed my co-workers too. One of them keeps coming up to me when I'm knitting, and saying, "I can't believe you dyed that yarn!". It's quite flattering.

9 comments:

Beth said...

Wow! That is fast! They look great!

Karen said...

You should feel proud and flattered - your dye job came out fabulous. I can't believe you dyed that yarn either. The socks are great. I always get big holes in short-row heels too. You'll have to share your tips. I read the tutorial, and it's what I do . . . . but I must be doing something wrong. LOL

JessaLu said...

Nice sockage! ;o)

knitfriendly said...

Great job on your super-duper-speedy second sock! No sss for you! :) Your dye job is fantastic.

Beatriz said...

Great looking socks!

joy said...

Cute socks; I love the colors you used for dyeing these!

SP said...

Wow, those turned out awesome! When I sent you some random packages of Kool-Aid I had no idea you'd do THIS with them! Way to go - they are really, really cute and very professional looking. I'd buy them if I saw them in a store!

sprite said...

Those are beautiful socks. You've got to be so proud!

Barbara said...

It's truly amazing that you dyed that yarn... and the pale green/blue up higher on your blog. I am extremely envious and impressed!