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Another super exciting fun knitblog

  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic

    Tricot

    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)

    Giselle

    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

FO: Yarrow Rib Socks [Of Doom]

Posted by Amber on July 5, 2007

 

Yay!  They’re done!  Finally Done!

Pattern: Yarrow Rib, from Knitting Vintage Socks (Nancy Bush)

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Self Stripe (Lilac Stripe), available exclusively from Purl

Needles:Addi Turbo, Size 0 (two circs)

Time to Knit: One Year.  I started the socks not long after I bought the yarn (way back during the Bitches in Prom Dresses Take Manhattan Yarn Crawl of 2006).  I finished knitting the first sock pretty quickly, took a few months to graft the toe.  Took a few more months to cast on for sock two, and finally started really trying to finish it about two months ago.  I think my problem is that with just the plain ribbing, there was no good start/stop point – with things like my Pomatomus there’s an obvious repeat, and it was easy to say “Well, let me get to the end of this 22-row-repeat tonight,” whereas with Yarrow, I’d knit two rows and move on to a cooler project.  (This is exactly why it was probably a bad idea to cast on for Blueberry Waffle Socks last night … that’s a 4 row repeat.)

Up Next:I’ve got two socks on the needle – Waffles and Entrelac.  I also have to start my Sockapalooooza Socks.  I finally decided what I’m doing.  Mostly.  I’m either doing Cookie A’s Twisted Flower or Thelonius, in Gems (solid purple… but if I do twisted flower, should I go get green yarn?  My sockpal likes green and purple.).  I was going to use Neighborhood Fiber Company, but I decided the yarn wanted to be a pair of Sidewinders(perpensockular!), and my sockpal said she didn’t like the short row heels as much as regular flap/gusset combos.  And the heel on Twisted Flower is pretty awesome.

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2 Responses to “FO: Yarrow Rib Socks [Of Doom]”

  1. Amber said

    Yeah! They’re done! Thanks so much for coming yesterday. I had a lot of fun! :)

  2. judy said

    Can’t wait to see the entrelac socks more knit up!

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