Tuesday, October 19, 2010

One off , one on






Off the needles with toes grafted , ends sewn in , are Mike's Skyp socks . Finally ! The yarn is Austermann Step , lost the ball band so I couldn't tell you the colourway . Mike is a very happy camper to have another pair of hand knit socks . More coming , just not right away . I need a break from knitting socks for man size feet , albeit they're not overly large feet .









Last week was the week from hell as far as knitting goes . I cast on for these socks by Phyll Lagerman . These are intended to go into the Christmas knitting box . I was looking for a fun and funky sock design and these certainly fit the bill . I even had yarn in the stash . I'd chosen some Marks & Kattens Fame Trend that had been in the stash for at least a couple of years . What a disaster ! This yarn has beautiful colours but the yarn itself is so badly spun with so many thick(almost unspun ) and thin (barely there ) bits . The colour repeats were too long for the pattern . I 'd knit to the heel , hoping that perserverance would somehow win the day . Not to be ! Called it a day and ripped them out . Cast on with another yarn from the stash this was much better BUT got all the way past the gusset decreases on the foot and didn't like the fit . It was too loose , I should have gone down a needle size , so ripped that too . Gave up on that pattern for another day .



This is what I have on the needles now . A simple pattern , a nice yarn and mama's happy !

8 comments:

Dee said...

Love Mike's socks. They are very pretty.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Mikes socks look great!

Donna M said...

Great socks for DH.
Re the ripping out, I did the exact same thing with a pair I really wanted to knit, twice. Then I CO for the Journey pair that you had faved and it was a match! Yay!

CelticCastOn said...

oh all the ripping just makes me angry even thinking about it!
May you have a happy journey onward!

Monika said...

Can understand that Mike is happy with his new socks!
I've had those moments too, but I've never knit so far to rip it out again! Nice and easy is sometimes best.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Uh oh. Looks like there's been some bad knitting karma going around. These Skyp socks seem to have resolved it for you - they're very nice! I think that's the pattern I'll go with next.

Louise said...

The finished socks look great. Good luck with the new pair.

Susanne said...

The socks look great. I also like the ear flap hat and scarf in a previous post. Great combination.