Friday, July 06, 2007

T.G.I. F(inito)!

It's been a very long week (many hours of overtime). The weather has finally been summer like, but it's been so humid that it's difficult to knit.


Last night, I finished off my Kamloops Wildflowers Socks!I'm really happy with how they turned out. They're quite tall, and really comfy (although trying them on with the weather like this is torture).
Being outside at 6:45am seems to be the only somewhat sane modeling time.

Pattern: My own (cast on 64 sts, knit til you think the leg is long enough, standard heel flap and turn, decrease gusset sts until it fits your foot, make long enough, decrease for toe).

I used Regia 4 Color (exact specs can be found in my first post about these socks a couple of weeks ago). This yarn knits up really nicely on 2.5mm needles.

I used some metal dpns that I found at the yarn store in Kamloops because a set of four was only $3.25 or so. I usually use bamboo, and it takes a heck of a lot of knitting to wear a hole in my finger. With the metal ones, it only took about 45 minutes of knitting, before my finger was showing significant wear.

8 comments:

Gina said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous Chrissy! I love the colours. There's something so classically beautiful about the way stockinette stitch just lets the pretty colours wash over you.

www.knittingnutter.com said...

Very pretty socks!

Dave said...

They came out very nicely -- great colours, with no pooling or striping!

Beth said...

Your socks are very nice! I agree about the needles. I'm knitting my first pair of socks and with the bamboo needles it took half the sock before my fingers had holes. It was much sooner than that with the Addi Turbos I was using before.

Ilix said...

Those look great! I would love to try that yarn! I wish that when I was going through Kamloops last tuesday I had thought to find those yarn shops! Dang.... guess I will have to go back! LOL

JessaLu said...

Great sockage! I love the colors - with no pooling, even! Awesome!

HPNY Knits said...

lovely yarn for sweet socks!

lexa said...

They are gorgeous!