29 August 2008

Look - knitting!

Myrtle, get out the smelling salts, I'm actually going to post about a finished knitting project!

Pictured above are the completed Blueberry Waffle Socks, served up with butter and pure maple syrup. I thought of all the amusing things I could say about fiber in the diet, breakfast of champions, and the like, but in the end I really just wanted to show you how well these turned out.

Here are the details:

Pattern: Blueberry Waffle Socks (a freebie!)
Needles: US 1.5
Yarn: Socka 50, Colorway 9420, 2 skeins
Modifications: The original pattern is written for worsted weight, but I just forged ahead, using the pattern with the yarn I had. I am really, really pleased with the way they turned out, and found the pattern to be interesting enough to keep going, but not so hard as to need 150% concentration on my part.

If you long check the info on my projects page on Ravelry, be my guest. I would encourage you to try this pattern, the resulting sock is not only attractive, but feels very cushy. The end result also looks more complicated than they are to knit.

Here they are, all by themselves, without additional props:

They are a Christmas gift for my nephew Chad, who lives in Arizona. He is not very adventurous as far as clothing, but I figured these were a color he could wear with jeans if nothing else. I actually finished them at the end of July, and I posted about them on the Year Long Gift-A-Long blog, but forgot until today to show them off on my own blog!

Oh, and just in case you've been wondering (who am I kidding, of course you've been wondering!):

The Recipe For Bridget

3 parts Craftiness
2 parts Ambition
1 part Instinct

Splash of Understanding

Finish off with a little umbrella and straw

I don't know about the rest, but the little umbrella part is my favorite ...


teabird said...

The socks look very cushy indeed!

Anonymous said...

3 parts Warmth
2 parts Fun
1 part Moxie

Splash of Compassion

Finish off with a squeeze of lime juice

i sound tasty...;)

nice work on them thar socks irish :)

Anonymous said...

The socks look great. I recently learned how to knit two socks at one time, of course I never completed them.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

The socks came out great! Maple syrup. Yum. I'm in SB with the folks and that means waffles for breakfast and of course maple syrup. Yeah.

Mistrmi said...

Myrtle didn't make it 'round to me with the salts until just now. . .

Very nice socks! And, is there room for the umbrella with the olives already in there?

Anonymous said...

That little umbrella of yours is tres chic. :)

An FO! Awesome! Weird coincidence, I made blueberry waffles for breakfast.

Lorette said...

Nice socks! I love that pattern, too.