September 20, 2007

SOS #42, the final sock

92007bWell, here's the last sock for Summer of Socks. I didn't think that I would finish it this evening, but I did. Phew. I can truly say that I'm tired of socks. Despite that, this last pair is one of my favorites. I love the yarn, love the stitch pattern, and the fit came out perfect.

I used my stitch pattern that I came up with for the Ruby Redmond Fly* Dyed socks. I changed the stitch pattern from a 7 stitch repeat to an 8 stitch repeat. Then I had to figure out how to get an 8 stitch repeat into a 72 stitch sock. It worked out when I knit with 32 stitches on one side of the loop (magic loop) and 40 stitches on the other side. On all of my other socks, there were an equal amount of stitches on either side. I've found that it doesn't really affect the sock much to have an uneven amount of stitches on either needle.

Yarn: Yarntini in Fig & Plum
Needle: size 0 (2mm) Addi Turbo
Method: magic loop, two at once, toe up with Turkish cast-on, short row heel
Pattern: my own that I call Star Flower
Start: September 19, 2007
Finish: September 20, 2007

Up next...I don't know. I do have a few things that I need/want to do.
  • work on E's Halloween costume-try to figure out wings
  • add more details to D's old pirate costume
  • sew a new bag to carry around my sock yarns(not happy with current one)
  • sew a handbag large enough to hold my camera, regular stuff, and a knitting project
  • knit D the cabled vest from Not Just Socks for Kids
  • play around with leftover yarn and knit a few things from Knit a Fantasy Story. By the way, this book looks like a lot of fun. I can't wait to try to knit some knights or princesses from it for E and D. D would love the dragon too.
  • knit some lace--possibly the Bee Stole, Inky-Dinky Spider stole, or wait for the Secret of the Stole to start
  • Sometime from now, I want to knit some socks for E and D from the leftovers from all of the SOS socks.
The list could go on and on, but right now I plan on resting my hands.


monica said...

WOW!!!! that is an amazing amount of socks you have knit. I hope you won. And the socks all look fantastic.

Octopus Knits said...

Amazing! You've already got a nice list of stuff to work on there.

Ina said...

Congratulations on Most Socks! Yowza! I bow low to you!

Abigail said...

Congratulations! You are one talented lady. I am so going to keep an eye on you and am inspired by your speed! I must knit faster.