Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cables & Corrugations

I find myself in the unusual position of being 100% completely and totally packed and ready to walk out the door when my dad gets here to pick me up. In half an hour.

So I figured I’d throw up my finished object post on the Cables & Corrugations socks!

By the way, since this is technically WiP Wednesday, I have one active WiP, and it’s the Noro scarf. But it’s a scarf, so it looks pretty much identical to the last time you saw it, just a few inches longer.

Anyhoo, onward!

This was yet another pair of Cat Bordhi socks from New Pathways for Sock Knitters. It’s the Riverbed architecture and is the one I hear people raving about most often.

I slightly messed up the toe on the first sock. I was supposed to rotate it 90 degrees, but I missed that instruction until I was about halfway through the foot. No way in hell was I ripping it back at that point! So I made the same design element on the second sock :)

This was my first stab at a braid cable, and there is at least one mistake in each sock. That I left. After the SNAFU with fixing the back cable on the first sock, I successfully dropped down and properly fixed THREE improper crosses on the second sock.

Then, as I was doing the EZ sewn bind-off on sock #2, I realized I had mis-crossed at the very top of that sock. Screw it. The damn mistake is staying.

Aside from the cable crossing issues, I really enjoyed making these socks. (SJ is right. It's very tough to photograph your own feet!)

The length of time that it took to complete these is very deceiving. I probably lost 10 days to my little stomach bug last month, but they were very easy to do and the second sock practically flew off of my needles. Then I ripped 6 of the 12 repeats on the leg of the first sock and completed most of it during the Monday night Penguins game. Stayed up until it was bound of and … tah-dah!

Pattern: Cables & Corrugations from Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways for Sock Knitters
Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden
Color: Aubergine
Source: ZYG Harmony Semi-Solid Sock Club/February 2008
Needles: Addi Turbo 16” US 1/2.5 mm
Started: 17 April 2008 (sock 2: 18 May)
Finished: 26 May 2008


Heather said...

Your socks look great! I love braids. And happy belated birthday!

Jenn said...

They aren't mistakes, they are added character! :D

SJ said...

They look fab, in spite of all the headaches!

Embrace the design elements!

MollyBeees said...

Those turned out brilliant! They're not mistakes they're design features! That yarn was perfect for that pattern!

Carol said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous socks! You really did a great job on them. What a beautiful color choice.

floribunda said...

beautiful -- I love the cables and the yarn you used.

turtlegirl76 said...

They look lovely! I love the color, it reminds me of Yarn Nerd's Raspberry Sherbert. It's gorgeous!