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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Magic Loop Toe-Up Socks, Pau! (Pau=done)

The toe-up socks are done! And, they fit. They aren't blocked yet, but I'm so glad they are done. My wonderful Addi turbos are still in one piece although the cable part is a little curly and bent. This technique has been a little hard on it, poor baby. It was nice having only one needle to deal with and the yarn tangling was not really ever an issue. The Fortissimo had an unusual smell, that I got to like eventually. The striping went berserk at the heel, so I had one join, and as the leg progressed, one ball became about half a needle behind. I purposefully made the socks short, as I am short (see how I carefully cropped them out ;) and because of the weather, I don't really ever need longer ones.

The toughest part of this project was the heel. There aren't any holes but there are inconsistencies and one mistake.

Now if that darling mailman would only bring my other skein of Lorna's Laces, Koigu and Cascade 220, I can knit on! I want to try and make a helmet liner with the black Cascade 220. I don't know what sock pattern to try next. And Yikes! I am no where near done with the holiday preparations.


debbie said...

those socks look like a perfect match! good job!

Lolly said...

Just fabulous! Great socks, Barb ;) I need to give this technique a try.

Hope your weekend is going well!

knittinmom said...

Yay! They look great!

candsmom said...

Your socks look fantastic!! I can't believe how perfectly the stripes match up. You sure taught that self-striping yarn a lesson. ;-) I don't see any inconsistencies or mistakes, either- they look pretty perfect to me! You sure cranked them out, too. With the yarn haul that's coming your way, I might need to accost your mailman before he gets to your house. :-)

myra said...

Oh my goodness, your socks look amazing!!

Wonderful, wonderful job!