Monday, June 11, 2007

Gryffindor socks

Project: Chelle's Gryffindor Socks
Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Gryffindor Stripe
100% Superwash Merino Wool
actually bought from Destash
Pattern: Cuff down heel flap with gusset
2 X 2 ribbed cuff
foot plain stockinette
kitchener toe
Needles: Knitpicks size 0 dpns

Ok, Laura wants to see my projects and specially socks! I've been working on these forever! Well, probably since the end of January. I think I am knitting faster though. The second sock went a lot quicker than the first one. Isn't that supposed to be the other way around? I hardly ever do anything normal, you will find that out! These are my 4th pair of socks, made for a friend of mine, we'll call her Chelle. Her, Karla, my mom, sister in law and I all love Harry Potter, so when Chelle said she only wanted anklets, I immediately hoped I could get two pairs out of the skein. Chelle got first dibbs because she was the first one I told about the yarn when I first saw it. I got so excited about it, I had to tell someone. Since she lived two blocks away from me in Nickerson, I think she got the brunt of hearing about my knitting obsession.

I did have to dip into the second ball, so it has to be for someone with smaller feet than chelle. Which gets it down to me and you see where this is going? I've already made socks for mom(which I don't have a picture of), yes, the first pair of socks I made were for me, but I want a second pair before anyone else gets a second pair! Even mom! Yeah, well, I really just love these socks and want a pair for myself and will justify it however I have too. I did make chelle a pair first though, that was unselfish, right?

I tried to make them identical twins, imagine my surprise when I dipped into the second ball and only got one stripe of yellow instead of two! Chelle has already seen them since I was not very confident that they would fit, so I had her try one on. Since mom has the same basic size of foot as me, this is the first pair of socks that I couldn't tell if they were the right size or not.

I am currently working on a pair of socks for my SIL. Learned how to crochet a chain for a provisional cast on and how to do a short row toe. I ripped the toe out 3 times before I was happy, the first one was gauge related. Doing a basic cable pattern, fairly easy but interesting too. I think I like the short row toe, we'll see about the short row heel. I hear they are quicker than the heel flap and gusset?

I was going to post pictures of the 6 squares I've made for Rebuilding Greensburg, but I think I want to block them first. I also forgot about the wallet I finished sewing, so look for that to show up too. Look through my flickr pictures to get an idea of what I make. I know I have more than that though, I'll have to hunt around some more.


Marianne said...

Great socks! and yes, I think you should knit yourself some socks!

Charity said...

Hello, Faren, so nice to see you with a blog! :0) Love the little socks!

Faren said...

Thank you, charity and marianne, and thanks for stopping by!

Ms. Knitingale said...

Oh, they turned out great!!! Yep, you have to have a pair now. I don't know if you'll agree or not...but I love short row heels. Mind you, I'm a bit strange, but still. = )

CilesMom said...

Too Cool! I got my name in a blog!! LOL
Well Love Chelle's socks. They were soooo cool!
Awesome quotes at the bottom, I need those. Off to find them.

Faren said...

Ms.K: Thanks for coming over to my neck of the woods! I'm looking forward to the heel, and I'm getting close. As a fairly strange person myself, I seem to find other strange people! Case in point:
Karla: As one of my best friends, you were bound to get mentioned sooner or later! If you bug me enough, I'll make you a pair eventually....but not before I get some!

CilesMom said...

I completely understand. I mean, if I could knit, I would be doing the same. BESIDES...they are Gryffindor socks..HELLO!! Who wouldnt want a pair LOL