25 April 2013

Here's a Shocker - Another FO!

Thank you for all of your thoughtful and supportive comments on my recent post about recent events.  And I want to point out that I wasn't saying that I didn't think people should be offended at all, I meant that I was not going out of my way to personally offend anyone.  I have some friends and acquaintances that think very differently from me on issues, and I didn't want them to think I was trashing them.  I don't agree with them, but they have a right to their opinions - no matter how "wrong" we each think the other one is!

Anyhoo, a little while ago, I bragged that I had some FOs to share with you, and so far have only gotten to one of them.  So it's well past time for another.  Say hello to the lasting-way-too-long-to-knit Cranberry Waffle Socks:

Cranberry Waffle Socks
Hooray, they're finished!

Cranberry Waffle Socks (truer color)
This is really a truer representation of the color

I started these socks in June 2012, and just finished them in early April 2013!  Ridiculous.  But it gets better - upon finishing the second sock, I realized that I made a size that was too small for myself!  Sigh.  Who knows why I did that, it's so long ago that I started them, and I know no one with small feet (at least not at the moment).  

Anyway, these poor socks were the victim of extreme knitting malaise, and arthritis in my right hand.  They were completely abandoned for months at a time.  The end result is pleasing, if too small.  But I'm glad to have them finished, and I am pleased with how nice they look.  Now if I can just find someone with small feet who might like them ...

The details:

Project:  Cranberry Waffle Socks
Pattern:  Blueberry Waffle Socks (Ravelry link - originally from the Knitlist)
Yarn:  Regia Classic 4-ply (discontinued - I've had this in the stash for a while)
Needles:  1.5US
Comments:  I really like this pattern - it's easy to remember, and makes a lovely, cushy sock.  I've used it for a few pairs at this point, and the result has always been a good one.  I would recommend it to new sock knitters as well as those with experience.

Even though these took me way too long to finish, I still love knitting socks.  They are nice and portable, and for me at least, they are good regular projects to have to work on along with other more involved projects.

And apparently with these, I'll need to do a Cinderella-type test to find the foot that they actually fit ... ;-)


Mereknits said...

They are lovely and I just want to say I have a ton of finished projects that don't fit, I love them anyway.

Nancy said...

Sometimes projects select their own recipient - when the socks find that person, they will let you know.

I love the color and the stitch detail. Nice job.

Lifesastitch said...

I love knit socks as long as I don't have to knit them. The result: I have way to many scarves,many made from sock yarn.

kathy b said...

Cranberry waffle socks ROCK.. Great finish!!!!
They are perfect for next winter!!

Carrie K said...

That is so NOT a ridiculous amount of time. That pales in comparison to the ages of some of my WIP's. But very pretty!