Sock Pal socks are DONE, originally uploaded by Craftydiddl.

Sock Pal socks ar done! yay!!
I just finished them about 5 mins ago! I am very happy with the way they came out! I hope my Pal likes them as much as i do. This is my first Sockapalooza so i am nervous lol.

But here is a recap of the details:
Pattern: Child’s French Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: 2 skeins of Louet Gems in Crabapple Blossom-i have a small ball of yarn leftover from each skein
Needles-Size 2 dpns instead of the size 1 the pattern asked for.
Notes-I stuck to the pattern except for doing less pattern repeats on leg-Mainly because i was worried that i would not have enough yarn and now that the socks are done i am also glad i did because they are at the perfect length.
It was a great pattern-fun to make-it never got boring and the pattern repeat was easy to memorize. I will make these socks again but not for awhile πŸ™‚

In other news-i have started working on a cardigan from the top down. I had some Rowan Scottish Tweed 4 ply that i bought on a whim because the bag of 10 was cheap and at the time i didn’t realize how hard it would be to find something to knit with it. Anyway i saw a Knitty Gritty about a month ago called Knits that fit and it was a formula that you enter your guage and measurements in and start knitting-So lets hope it is successful. So far i have the 2×2 ribbing for the collar and i am on the increasing. I also decided to knit the button band as i work so i don’t have to worry about how much yarn. i really just want it to be and easy first “kind of my own design’ cardigan. The sleeves will be 3/4 length with picot edge and i think the waistband will also have the picot edge but i am not sure yet-I’ll figure that out when i get closer to the end. I have a long way to go with my dk yarn and size 3 needles πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Tonight-start clue 3 on my Mystery Stole πŸ™‚
I don’t want to jinx anything but there may be some knitting for a friend in the future-Some baby knitting YAY finally a reason do knit all those EZ baby sweaters i have wanted to make. but it’s not for sure yet.
Weekend went really well. Saturday i went to the bookstore and got Little Man 2 games for 5 bucks each. One was The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the other was a Cranium game called Hullaballu DVD Game and he LOVES that one and i have to admit i do too. You act like animals and jump, walk backwards,crawl and just lots of fun and action and we can play with him or he can even play by himself so i am really glad i got it-i almost didn’t.
Yesterday we went to a lake that was about an hour away with friends and had a really great time. Little Man got a insect bite right by his lip so he has a huge red bump-he is very sensitive to bites they double in size and get really red-Hubby says he was the same way when he was younger. But Little Man isnt bothered by it at all so that’s all that matters.
Well-Mommy’s break time is over-Naptime and laundry are both finished at the same time. Hopefully i will have some blog worthy progress to show of on the cardigan next time.


8 thoughts on “Finished!!

  1. Your sockpal will love those socks!! They’re really nice.
    WOW! Clue 3!! I haven’t even made it through clue 1 yet. Between having no time for quiet knitting and making a big mistake that required a complete rip out I may never be done. I did get it going again and I’m on about row 55. Now to just get some quiet time.

  2. Those are some stunning socks (I’m biased, because I love the red socks)! I’m almost done the first sock (probably tonight), but I will easily be done before August 2nd.

  3. Oh, those are really pretty! I love the color, and the pattern looks great! I’ve considered knitting it before, but haven’t yet. I’ll have to give it another look.

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