Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Off the Needles

started August 2013
finished September 28, 2013
The second sock came off the needles on Saturday with less than half-an-ounce of yarn remaining. The yarn striped differently on the second sock. The original post can be seen here.

After laundering and light blocking, the kinky yarn easily relaxed: sock on the bottom has been blocked, but the one on the top has not. 

I used the second sock to audition and review the Sock Rocket needles, but quickly went back to my Knit Picks to finish.

Knitting this pair from a panel rather than a skein was unusual, and I admit to balling the yarn for the majority of the second sock.

12 comments:

  1. Nice socks! It's always good to try new things. Now you know what works best.

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  2. You can really tell the difference between blocked and unblocked. I need to pull out my newest socks and knit a round or 40! Maybe they'll go on the quilting retreat with me. Nah, should take hand quilting or appliqué.

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  3. You calculated your yarn well with those socks!

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  4. I still have two flat panels... I love the creamy yellow and soft blue in one, but am afraid to knit with it. I'm so picky about how the yarn feels, slipping through my fingers!

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  5. They will look great with jeans. Congrats on the finish.

    When I knit from a flat, I ended up balling it up too. It seemed easier to knit from the ball.

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  6. Your new socks are gorgeous. Love the colors!! I'm afraid I am going to come close to running out of yarn on the yellow and white socks I am finishing now. In some ways I think that is nice--using the last drop of yarn!

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  7. I really like those socks. The colors are pretty, and I like the different striping.

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  8. LOVELY ,..sort of HUCKLEBERRY colored!

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  9. Amazing that even in the picture I can tell the difference in the blocked and unblocked sock. They are really pretty and should be fun to wear!

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  10. Nice socks! I love the way the heel and toe worked out. Blocking sure makes a difference, doesn't it?

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  11. Very nice Nancy!!....Life has been so busy I haven't made it to the store for yarn...hopefully life slows down soon!

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