Somehow during NBC’s Today Show, I found an almost finished Dublin Bay Sock #2 in my hands.
Stop the presses! We have a pair of socks happening here!
I quickly sprinted to the finish line and happily grafted the toe, anxious to take some FO photos! Unfortunately, I am not the greatest sock photographer and I will have to have Keith take some more interesting shots outside later today.
Without further adieu….
Pattern: Dublin Bay Socks, a freebie from Mossy Cottage Sock Patterns.
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Bittersweet.
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo DPNs, Size 1, also known as toothpicks
Started Easter-ish 2007, finished August 24, 2007.
Comments: I made a wee modification by accident to the heel- on the first sock I misread the directions for the Eye of a Partridge Heel (click here for detailed photo) and ended up with a ribbed heel. I realized this mistake when I started on the heel for #2 and I decided to make the socks match instead of ripping back on the finished #1. I also knitted into the back of the loops in the lace section, not quite sure if I was supposed to do this or not, which made the lace panel a little less lacey.
This was my first finished pair of socks for me, and after I faithfully picked up these tiny tiny needles, I came to like the sock knitting experience. The changes while knitting a sock are fun, from the ribbing, to the leg, the heel, gusset, instep, and the final toe decreases- plus the incredible portability is great. I actually enjoyed grafting the toes too! Sick, I know, but it’s only about 16 stitches to go through on each needle and viola, you are done. I wonder how long socks would take if I stuck to one project… probably less than 4 months I would imagine.
I don’t think I will become a sock knitting maniac or anything, but I definitely see more sock knitting in my future. Specifically, I need to finish the foot section of my Kristin Nicholas Wild Legwarmers, which I totally plan to bring to the hospital to wear around after our baby is born (gotta jazz up that ugly hospital gown getup somehow!), and I would also like to make a pair of short socks in a sport weight to wear there as well.
Ahhhhhh… the feeling of relief when a long time WIP is finished. Now my weekend is starting on a great note!