18 February 2018

Finally an FO!

This year has involved a lot of knitting on my part, but as for finishing ... well ...

In my defense, some are bigger projects, and some are long-term (Cozy Squares of Memory Blanket) - but finishing a pair of socks?  That shouldn't have taken long at all, and yet it did.  But they are finally finished as of a week ago and here they are.


Project:  Basic Spats
Pattern:  Classic Socks for the Family, by Melinda Goodfellow
Yarn:  Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, in the Spats colorway
Needles:  Size 1 US
Modifications:  None
Notes:  I've had this yarn in my stash for a couple of years, and decided that I would use it for the first project of 2018, to make a pair of socks for The Tim (I bought it with him in mind).  I started out using the Blueberry Waffle pattern, but when I got to working the heel gusset (yes, more than halfway through), I realized that the leg would look too different from the foot to suit me (I had planned to just do plain stockinette on the foot).  So I frogged back, and decided to just go with the plain rib.  In the end I'm glad I did because I like the way they turned out.  But it took me a while to then finish them because basically by the end I had knitted 2 1/2 of the same sock, and I was tired of it!  But when I realized that it was nearly the middle of February, and I was still working on my first pair for the year, I pushed to get them finished. 

They are now blocked and happily put away in my Box o' Socks for this year.  You may recall that last year, my Box o' Socks were unofficial, since a) I had not officially joined the KAL, and b) they were not all fingering weight.  Well, this year, both of those are true again, but I'm also including some pairs that I'm planning to knit for The Tim.  As far as I'm concerned, socks are socks.  And since it's my own KAL, I can make whatever rules I want!

Here's an "artistic" shot for you to enjoy.


I'm already well into my second pair of socks for the year, a pair for me, and so far, so good.  I could possibly finish them during February, but I've also told myself since March is a long month, it's OK if I finish them in early March because then I would still have time for a pair for that month.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.  :-)

10 comments:

Tired Teacher said...

Well done! The Box o' Socks should be personalized because a sock is a sock no matter what kind of yarn you use.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Your socks look lovely. I always thing I'll have socks done in no time, and I almost never do!

Lilly's Mom said...

These socks turned out great! Sock knitting is so much fun as I have two different pairs I'm working on at the moment. I hope you have warmer temps this coming week. My best to you, Pat xx

Araignee said...

I love them!!! That colorway is awesome with that pattern.

Kym said...

Lovely socks!
XO

Bonny said...

You are the boss of your Box o' Socks and this is a great pair!

Vera said...

Those look great Bridget - love the way the heal flaps look - very, very pretty...well, handsome since they are for The Tim. Congratulations on another great finish!!

kathy b said...

Great finish Bridget. I LOVE how the heels aligned. You know Im all about socks right now! in fact, I'll pick them up again in an hour. I have had lots of weary winter time and olympic viewing time to knit. I'm glad for the craft. And for my blog craft pals!! I am a huge Lorna's laces fan

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Well done! Love that colorway worked in the rib pattern. Looks fantastic!

Pam Greer said...

I love them! Sigh. I wish I would actually finish a project!