My Pink Hedera.
I can’t believe these have taken 4 months to complete.
I suppose they have never been my mainstream knitting, relegated to being a handy small thing for trains and planes. As they have been done entirely when I’m on the move I consider them “bonus knitting” from otherwise wasted time.
But finally, the Completer/Finisher in me has won out and they are done!!
And are they Perfect?? Hmmm… Not quite.
There were several breaks in the yarn in one sock – courtesy of “Mothy” and friends.
They are a bit big, but I refuse to hand wash socks so they will probably shrink a bit anyway 😉
And I did a weird thing on the heel but I think it worked.
On the wrong side of the heel flap the row says, “P1,S1,Rep to end”. I have always slipped my stitches knitwise unless told otherwise by the pattern. So I purled one, put the yarn the other side of the work and slipped one stitch knitwise then moved the yarn again and purled …so on and on…
The result was that I had managed to lash each slipped stitch and make a much denser heel than normal.
I’m not sure if you can see here?? There’s a bar between the colums of knit stitches in the rib..
At least I did the same on both socks and I think I kinda like it.
In all, they have been a great pattern to knit – I’m not a serious sock knitter but these were a well thought out pattern and fun to make.
My big problem now is what to take on the train to knit next week? 😮
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||by Cookie A, free from Knitty.com|
|Yarn:||Hand Jive Knits Nature’s Palette Fingering|
|Pattern Problems:||A bit of confusion over slipping purlswise|
|Washing and Wearing:||A bit big but I have small feets!
6/12/08 I risked throwing these in the washing machine at 40 degrees. They are fine! (Didn’t risk the tumble dryer though…)
|Knit It Again???:||Possibly|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Israeli Knitting|