Tuesday, April 24, 2007

FO: Hubbo's socks

Finally, a finished pair of socks!



Pattern: Simple sock over 84 stitches w/heel flap
Yarn: Trekking - the ball band is long lost. The contrast toe is leftover Paton's Kroy.
Needles: Sz 2.25 mm ChiaGoo DPNs
Dates: Started sometime last fall, finished Sunday April 22.
Mods: n/a
Thoughts: I was really sick of the colors of these socks, so I am glad they are done! I was worried about running out of yarn, so I shortened the leg of the sock, and I still ran out of yarn! Luckily, Hubbo loves the contrast toe (yarn leftover from these socks), and wishes both socks had it. However, I was not in any mood to rip out the other toe, so he'll have to wait for his next pair.

I do love having such an excited recipient! It's a good thing I love him, as his sock yarn stash is starting to rival the size of mine! He's already chosen the yarn for his next pair, but I have to finish up some of these others first.

9 comments:

  1. So cool! He's got a 'righty' and a 'lefty'! I love it.

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  2. yay for finished socks!

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  3. I’m so sorry to hear you were soggy too, Jenn. Our bedroom leaked too! But um, not from a window left open: through the clapboards of our house. Well, the house is 106 and it was the south side, where a lot of wind was coming from. Yikes. Needless to say, the bed is no longer under the window. ;) But we are fine, and apart from minor stuff all is well. I hope you both dry out well, and take care.

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  4. You are so lucky that he will wear bright fun socks!! Dave only wants dull boring ones....so he doesn't get too many!!

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  5. You are very lucky that he likes colorful socks!

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  6. Isn't it nice to have an excited sock recipient?! I love the toe.

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  7. Fun mis-matched toe! I have a pair that is waiting for a toe, but I ran out of yarn... two years ago! I didn't want to rip back the toe of sock #1 to make matching contrasting toes, so they sit... I'm glad that your husband likes them, and that you are taking control of your knits!

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  8. Love the socks. Maybe make one with solid rib on top and the other with solid toe. I think I will try that one as my father would love it.

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  9. Incredible how that goes, isn't it? I think I have more manly sock yarn now than I do for me!

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