Tuesday, February 27, 2007

UFO Challenge: Endless Husband Socks DONE! Plus, more socks

Pattern: Simple stockinette, 72st, toe-up, flap-heel from Knitting Fiend, EZ Sewn Bind-off (Knitty article here)

Yarn: Trekking XXL #96 greys/greens, only about 30yds leftover

Needles: Addi US 0 / 2mm Gauge: 8-9 spi

Started: Spring 2006, set aside many times out of sheer boredom
Completed: February 26, 2007

Finished Size: Mens US 11, 10 inches from heel to cuff

Notes: The colors are muted greys and greens and the Husband loves them. I enjoyed knitting with the Trekking XXL, but next time he gets sportweight socks!

In fact it is hard to photograph your own foot. Here's my first ever Jaywalker (late-adopter on this one) in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Happy Valley. Fast, easy, breaks up the variegated yarn well (who cares if the foot pools, I'll be wearing shoes). I agree with Kim though, the ankles are a bit bunchy.

Monkey is past the heel. Still loving the Claudia's. I did use eye of partridge on the heel flap rather than plain stockinette and picked up an extra gusset stitch each side.