Friday, May 02, 2008

FO!

A Finished Object! Not being rude, honest :|

Pattern: Garter Rib socks from SKS (Charlene Schurch)
Size: Mens US12, 96 stitches
Yarn: Wisdom Yarns - Marathon Socks, Boston
Colourway: 211
Needles: Knitpicks 2mm circulars

I was gifted this yarn by itgirl as part of a Ravelry swap (thank you!) and it was very nice to knit with and a cool, subtle colourway. I'm not sure if you can source it in GB, but I would really recommend it. It is stretchy and super soft once washed. The ball was 100g and I decided to make them top down and see how things went. The first sock weighed 48g so I was confident as I cast on that there would be enough yarn to make the second but as I got closer and closer to the toe and the ball was getting smaller and smaller, I must admit that I started getting the niggly doubts. In the end, eveything worked out juuust fine...

and there was even some left over to make a toy for Mr C.

7 comments:

Kai said...

Cool socksies! I'll have to see if I can source the yarn from somewhere. :)

Love the cat piccie, he looks completely engrossed.

LittleBerry said...

nice to see everyone's happy with the socks; you because you didn't run out of yarn, the person who gets a pair of socks which btw are very nice and Mr. C who gets a new toy ;o)

belaybunny said...

Great socks, I love the colour.

Queen of the froggers said...

They are great socks and lucky cat getting the leftovers!

clarabelle said...

What a really nice pair of sockies! I keep meaning to get back into knitting socks, but my hands refuse to pick those little itsy-bitsy needles up. Sigh.

Glad to see that Mr C benefitted too!

Fiona said...

They look wicked. You've finished those off quickly!

Kay said...

Mmm, love the socks. Yarn looks fabulous. <3

Also, kitty. Hee.