Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Finished Uptown Boot Socks!

It was touch and go, but I managed to finish them. I only had this much left---

It wasn't until the very last minute that I knew for sure that I'd have enough yarn. Man, was lucky.They are a gift for someone later this year, but I'm not going to say who, since he may read this blog. I actually picked this yarn out especially for him, because it is the perfect color for him.

Specs:

Pattern: Uptown Boot Socks from Favorite Socks by Interweave Press (the 72 stitch size).

Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight in Farmhouse.

Needles: 2.5mm Crystal Palace Bamboo double points.


My God, this pattern ate up yarn like no other! Make sure you factor this in if you choose to knit this pattern.

All in all, I think they turned out well, but they seemed to take forever because I've hardly knit in the last 2 weeks since work has been insane. I've also learned that I prefer cables when set on at least a small background of purl stitches. They seem so much more like magic like that.

A big thank you to Stu for modeling the socks for me, even though they're not for him. He doesn't want any, I swear.

12 comments:

Ann said...

The socks look great & the color is gorgeous. You did a great job & the recipient is lucky to be getting such a lovely pair of socks.

Tanya said...

Those are really pretty! I've been considering this pattern for awhile. Thanks for sharing!

tiennie said...

Great job on these!

Christie said...

I like how it striped! Very cool,

lexa said...

That was cutting it close! They are totally gorgeous socks! I love that colorway. Whoever they are intended for will be sure to love them. :)

JessaLu said...

Nice sockage! :o)

Zonda said...

Love those socks! Whew, it was close on the yarn! Thanks for the warning on being a yarn-eating sock
pattern.

Esoteric Knitter said...

The socks are fantastic. I really like the colors. :) They are gonna be an awesome gift!

AfternoonMoon said...

this pattern was on my summer queue, that I didnt get to yet!
Yours are gorgeous!

Abigail said...

I agree with every one - great socks! The texture is a nice contrast to the stripes.

That pattern in on my list so I will be sure to buy a generous amount of yarn thanks to you:D

Ilix said...

awesome socks!!!

yarnahoy said...

Beautiful colors on those socks! Woke me up :)