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.