Sunday, December 30, 2007

Finished Diagonal Cross Rib Socks

I managed to finish the pair of Diagonal Cross Rib Socks for my Apres Christmas Sock Swap Pal (it's a secret so I can't tell you who she is).  I was actually surprised how quickly these knit up, but I'm glad they did because I can get them mailed before Stu and I go away.  

Here are the specs:

Yarn:  Dream In Color Smooshy in Blue Lagoon (I have about 1/3rd + of the ball left).
Needles: 1 32" 2.5mm Addi Turbo for doing the magic loop.
Pattern:  Diagonal Cross Rib Socks from Favorite Socks.

Notes:  I enjoyed the right cross more than the left cross, and if I was to do it again, I think I'd use the right cross for both socks.  I also think the pattern stands out better with the right cross.

We're heading out for a little post-Christmas getaway.  We're going to head down to Oregon (perhaps farther to Idaho or so) and do lots of shopping along the way.   I feel like I really need to get away from the phone constantly ringing, the cats creating messes all over the place and all of the other crap that is driving me crazy.  I need a vacation!

Any recommendations of places to stop in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho?  How about recommendations of what to do on New Years Eve in Oregon?  I think we'll be in Portland. 
I'm hoping to post from the road, since I'm taking my computer and camera with me.  

Happy New Year!


Very Secret Socks said...

Those look really great! I can't believe you are finished - especially since I am no where near Finished - I am not even in the same state as Finished. Oh, the Shame.

Chrispy said...

Well I am so out of touch of things to do to celebrate New Years in Portland, but I would definitely recommend going to Twisted ( they will be having a sale on New Years day. Also When visiting Portland, visit Washington park. There are many things to do up there like the rose gardens (much better in summer) the Japanese gardens (especially nice when the weather is being so NW like), zoo, forestry center and the arboretum (which has some nice hikes).

knitmd said...

I hope your getaway is restorative. May the New Year bring you health, happiness and fiber fun.

Theresa said...

I made a pair of those socks for a swap once, and I thought they worked great - the ribbing makes it easy to fit.

Anonymous said...

Love your socks! And my favorite yarn is Dream in Color.......Happy New Year...

Blogless Diane

lexa said...

I love those socks! I love the pattern, and that color is great!

JessaLu said...

Beautiful socks! I love that color - and that pattern is tres cool!