Friday, October 27, 2006

Petticoat Socks

I have finally -- FINALLY -- finished the Petticoat Socks!

Petticoat Socks

Turns out, projects get finished when you work on them, opposed to letting them sit untouched in your project basket for days and weeks at a time. As of 3 days ago, I was still on the leg section of Sock 2, with 3 lace repeats to go before I could start the heel flap. Worked on it Wednesday and yesterday, and this morning, I finished off the toe decreases and Kitchener stitched the toe closed. And then my camera announced that the battery was almost dead, so I had to wait a couple of hours before I could upload pictures.

Petticoat Socks

This was my first "official" pair of socks. I have a pair of Lion Brand Homespun slipper socks, but since there is no way I could ever wear them with shoes, I don't count them.

Although I took a long time to finish them, these were fun. Learned how to do a picot edge, learned that I will never again do socks one at a time...

As for overdyeing them, everyone I've talked to has said that they like the striping, so I'm going to hold off to see if they grow on me. I can always dye them later if I still want to, but I can't un-dye them. I feel like I can't really see the lace pattern; the pictures in the book look really detailed and delicate compared to mine, which look like striped socks with some yarnovers.

Pattern: Petticoat Socks from Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick
Yarn: Knitpicks Palette, overdyed with grape Koolaid
Needles: US 2
Done top down, with a heel flap (because I like Kitchener stitch and picking up stitches... because I'm weird)

Yay, Socktoberfest!


Lolly said...

What is this crazy talk - project get finished when you work on them?!? :P

I love the socks. I was looking at that pattern yesterday, and it reminded me that I wanted to see your progress - and here you are finished with them! LOVELY! and your first real socks? wow!

Mintyfresh said...

Congrats on the FO! They look really cute.

Coleen said...

those are great! What's your next sock project?

I'm interested to hear more about the overdying.... what color was the palette yarn to begin with?

Elinor said...

Those are great! I love kitchener stitching and picking up stitches too. It's fun. ^_^ I love the color on those, though, they're simply lovely.

sarah said...

They came out so cute!

nicole said...

Both the yarn and the socks are lovely!

jesperanda said...

Purty. I'm working on a pair in Lorna's Laces Black Purl ... it's good to see another pair in variegated yarn