Wednesday, January 21, 2015

one down ...


And one more to go! I was a little skeptical of this heel when knitting it, as it just looks odd when it's not on an actual foot. But it fits great! This is Lara Neel's "thumb-joint" heel (pattern is Fork in the Road, a freebie!). I'll take a better picture of it when I finish the second sock, but it's basically the same kind of decreases you'd use when shaping the top of a hat. I was equally skeptical of doing the exact same shaping to make the toe (it looks similar to a star toe when finished) but that too turned out nicely! (and with the added benefit of not needing to kitchener the toe, if you're like me and dread that part) And if the lack of other photos is any hint, can you tell that these socks have been my sole obsession lately? I guess I'd better finish the second sock so I can get back to my other works-in-progress!

Linking up with Tammy's Stitch-Along Wednesday, Ginny for Yarn Along, Nicole for Keep Calm Craft On & iknead2knit’s Whatcha Workin’ On Wednesday. 

15 comments:

  1. Fabulous rainbow!!!!! And the Seahawk yarn is from Sunrise Fibers..http://www.sunrisefiberco.com/

    The Hubs said I had to get it from Washington, but it was always sold out..so they are based in Oregon..close enough...

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    1. Thanks! Did you see that Hazel Knits sells a "hometeam football" sock yarn that's very Seahawk inspired??

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  2. Love the rainbow colour - it looks stunning. I will have to check out that pattern - sounds like a winner.

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  3. I added the pattern to my Rav library based on your description. Looks like the rainbow yarn makes it even more fun.

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  4. Awesome rainbow! It looks like the heel is a good fit too. I might try that technique on the next pair of socks I knit.

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  5. I just finished my first pair of socks. I'm not a huge sock knitter but I would try again. What bind off method did you use?

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    1. Surprisingly, this pattern doesn't use kitchener--you decrease until you have about four stitches left and then pull the yarn through and tighten (just like decreasing for the top of a hat). I was skeptical that it would look/feel good--but it does!

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  6. I did a star toe once, but much preferred the regular toe with Kitchener. I know, I must be sick! Now I just don't do socks anymore.

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  7. I was right there with you about the toe, but it turned out to be surprisingly comfortable. I had a hard time taking off my finished sock this morning.

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  8. I don't think I'd have wanted to knit anything else except those sock either. Love the gorgeous bright yarn, looking forward to seeing the finished socks :)

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  9. That looks awesome! The colours look incredibly bright - definitely socks to be seen in :)

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  10. Thank you for the free pattern. I love your sock. I need to get myself some sock yarn and start a pair for myself. Have a great day :)

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  11. What fun colors! It so grey and dreary where I am this winter. Those look like the perfect pick-me-up

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  12. The rainbow is amazing! I've never seen that heel before - will have to check it out.

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