Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sock-it-to-me-Thursday!

Hi!! No WIP it Wednesday this week. I mean...heck you've seen all my WIP's for weeks, and I was also busy trying to breath...darned weather...new inhaler, meds..urgh! Anyways....I present to you................. (picture heavy post here!)

Gryffindor Socks
Plain Vanilla socks using Fingering-weight Toe-up gusset Heel Sock Pattern from Wendy Knits. I'm sending you to the patterns page, as I don't think I'm supposed to link to pdf's (why is that, something with servers/bandwidth?? Not complaining, I just don't want to mess with somebody's site.)
Sunshine Yarns Gryffindor Colorway
Size US 1's Addi circs. 1 2-circs, 1 ML

I had a bit of problem with the yarn, most likely due to a lot of frogging of the first tried YO short row heel, and the fact that I started these socks in March while waiting at the airport to go to Seattle as cuff down. Many problems with the needles I was using (Inox gray's are a pain with that angled join area) so it got set aside for a bit. (like 2 months!) They didn't want to be cuff down at all!!

So I started as toe up and after first heel attempt, went to Wendy's heel pattern and it was perfect. I had previously cut 1 yellow repeat out for the heel, so onward to the heel. Yikes, I really needed to cut "both" yellow repeats. Remember when I said I'd leave that 1 yellow stripe....well I didn't!

I love this heel, a great option when I can't get the YO short row heel to work with the yarn, needles, or just me! Thank you Wendy!

Side shot See that nice heel!!

Sock 2 just breezed along, only had to cut the yarn 1 time to match the heel area! Unlike Sock 1, which had like 8 ends to weave in...gah! I'm learning still!


Gryffindor Socks

Now the toes...Remember I had to rip out like 3" of the toe of Sock 1...no wonder Sock 2 breezed by, I did all the screw ups on 1!

Toes, toes, toes
Ok, now before everyone says, don't point out your mistakes...I'm only doing this as it may help someone. The Sock on the left is the ripped toe that was toe-up. I did a regular toe once I ripped, (which was not fun!) and it is more rounded than Sock 2 on the right. Now normally, um..er..I can be pretty "particular" about stuff like this...but this time..nope! ;) These needed to get done!! Onward to Sockapalooza 4's...more on those later!

sam4button SAM4 is starting in August! Sign up now! I've been a member since 1 and it really challenges me sometimes to get at least 1 pair completed in a month! This time I volunteered to help out. Which I'm pretty glad as I'm learning how to do more blogging, computer, geeky stuff.

If you lasted this long thanks! Also, thanks to a few of you who calmed me down when I was about to cut these socks into itty, bitty pieces!

20 comments:

Batty said...

Excellent socks! Just in time for Saturday, you're right on track.

Kay said...

They look very cool. Good job!

weezalana said...

Great job on the socks! Thanks for the link to the pattern, too. I like that heel!

Stacey said...

Love them! I really must make a pair of HP socks...but in my Ravenclaw :D

sgeddes said...

Hooray! They are finished! You need to induldge in a special treat just for you! Those came out great. I think the heel looks great. I'm off to explore that pattern.

Jess said...

very cool socks. I was getting a little worried for you... I thought they were going to make you crazy if they didn't work out. whew. Close one.

Macoco said...

The socks look fabulous! I haven't taken a look at Wendy's pattern yet, but I may have to give it a try.

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Fabulous job Z!! I love them!! I'm sure DD loves them too!! You did it!! Off to join the sock a month !!

Kelly said...

Looks like all your hard work paid off. The look great!

LadyLungDoc said...

Looking good!

Karen said...

Thank goodness you didn't cut them into itty bitty pieces - they are so pretty!! I love the heels - great job! Hurray for SAM4 - I'm so excited you are hosting with me, we are going to have so much fun. As of my last check of the inbox, we have had 83 people sign up. Not bad for a day and a half.

Rain said...

They look great and just in time!

aquaknits said...

Yay, you finished them! The look fantastic, so even. And that heel is just divine. Congrats!!

Sandra said...

Such happy feet!

tiennie said...

I love those socks! Can't wait for the last book!

Bezzie said...

Yay! You did it! The epic struggle to get them right was waaaay more riveting than any Harry Pooper book! ;-)

Jennifer said...

I love them!

Tina in Wonderland said...

Cool socks!! I like all the detail you showed on the heels.

cpurl17 said...

yay for Harry Potter socks!!

Rebel said...

I think Godric Griffendor would be proud! - zuma