Thursday, December 24, 2009

Work the Formula

What do you get when you add:

Need a Christmas gift + SIL with ittybitty feet + Pattern you know is fast + STR Mediumweight

The answer? A damn quick pair of socks!

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These are a “redux” of the sock I knit for myself back in May. I liked the Holidazed pattern that came with the November 2008 Rockin’ Sock Club and it went very quickly on Socks that Rock Mediumweight.

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I “mirrored” this pair just like I did with my own pair

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Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off

I knit the first sock in three days. Sock #2 had a Hippo-sized break between cast-on 12/13 (I knit to the start of arch expansion, then put it aside) and when I picked it back up last Thursday (12/17). Very quick, so it was just what the holiday-oriented knitter ordered!

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Heel brought to you by the Riverbed architecture in New Pathways for Sock Knitters (surprise!)

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Toe pic!

This yarn was a mill end I purchased in Maryland this past May. It had two ginormous knots that I untied and wove in. Hopefully those extra ends won’t bother Erin’s feet. Again, it’s a great pattern and I can see myself knitting it again. Maybe the next time I need a quick pair of socks!

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Holiday Holidazed

Pattern: Holidazed by Anne Hanson
Source: Rockin’ Sock Club, November 2008
Yarn: BMFA Socks that Rock Mediumweight
Source: The Fold, 2009 Maryland Sheep & Wool
Color: Mill End (no colorway name offered)
Needles: US 2/2.75mm Hiya Hiya 16” circs
Started: 9 December 2009
Finished: 20 December 2009
Mods: Stitch pattern mirrored for second sock.
Plugged into the New Pathways Riverbed architecture.

6 comments:

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Those look great! I love how the green and red spiral around the ankle.

Bezzie said...

Just in the nick of time!

I like your BO. I tried it, and I thought it looked ugly when I did it. TOO stretchy! I must be doing something wrong.

Donna Lee said...

What are you doing up and posting at one o'clock in the morning?

The socks are great. I like the pattern and the nice way it coordinates with the stripes in the yarn.

turtlegirl76 said...

Love them! What a great holiday pair of socks!

Zonda said...

Love the colors in the socks! Great gift!

SJ said...

I love how they kind of striped like a candy cane! Very festive and holiday-ish. Hope she liked them!