Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Socktober in November?

Let alone almost 2 years in the making! 2 years meaning I first bought this colorway in October 2006 as part of Socktoberfest. It was at that time a special edition colorway. Fast forward to October 2007 and I thought I'd get them done that month...but as you can see another year later (plus a few days) and finally!!

Socktoberfest Socks
Plain ole' vanilla toe up socks with afterthought heels also featuring 64 stitches and 2 x 2 ribbed cuff, with sewn off binding...**see below
100% superwash merino nylon
Socktoberfest Colorway and Custom black colorway from Scout's Swag
US 1's Magic looped
Started October 2007
Finished November 2008

As you can see the colorway is variegated, but made it's own striping pattern.
New toe increase
After hearing about using another increase for the toe ups, I tried it. Using k1f&b of stitch makes no holes and I like it a lot better. Of course sock 2 had this toe, not sock 1.

looky here
Try at an artsyfartsy shot. I love the afterthought heel! You'll see it again on all my stripy socks.

After I received the colorway, I contacted Scout for the black as I planned on different heels, toes, and cuffs.
Close up of heels
I had also planned these to be knee highs! Yeah right, who am I kidding, they took forever on size 1's as it was!!! I split the 500yds in half and still have an entire 250yds I'm thinking...

**Gah! I obviously need more practice. I was sewing off too tight..grrr frogged sock 1's cuff and messed it up so bad had to completely reknit it. Sock 2 did the same thing, but luckily, 2 hrs of a tv show...and unpicked it and resewed it. Must be verrry relaxed to sew off/bind off a cuff I'm thinking ;)

I have another pair of 1's in progress, they are gonna sit for a while, (well at least sock 1 is done!)I need some bigger needle knits and speaking of bigger needles...well stay tuned for that ;)

21 comments:

chemgrrl said...

Very pretty and October-y! Maybe if you put them on and go to your neighbors' houses, they'll be fooled and give you some candy.

Karen said...

Love 'em. So worth the wait!!!! How come your socks stripe so nicely, while mine end up with hideous pooling????

Julie said...

Great socks! I love the contrasting heels and toes; wish I had thought of that when I knit my Soctoberfest socks.

Ann said...

Lovely socks & the colors are great. For toe & gusset increases, kfb is the best method & I use it for all my socks.

Stacey said...

I. Love. Those! I love the toe & heels & the colours & everything! :D

cpurl17 said...

Perfect for Fall. What is it about plain vanilla socks? I keep finding partially knit socks all over the place that I can't seem to finish!

yarnsnob said...

Oh yes yes yes.....The socks are done!!! Way to go, they look great. better see them on your feet.

Jennifer said...

Very pretty socks, and still on point time of the year wise.

Bezzie said...

I love the falliness of them!!

MsKnottyKnits said...

They are such wonderful socks! Absolutely beautiful! You're going to have teach me that afterthought heel!

Jo said...

They look very Halloweeny to me - great socks!

freshisle said...

Really, really nice. I love the colours! I've re-discovered that I like the afterthought heel, too.

weezalana said...

They totally look Socktobery! Neat!

Carol said...

Very pretty! Size one needles take forever to knit on. i have one sock done and have beenprocrastinating for months on the second one because it is on one's

Dave said...

Mmmm, that's a great colourway -- love how it striped, and the contrasting heels and toes are perfect!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Those came out great!! I just love the artsy fartsy shot too!!

sgeddes said...

I know you are tried of looking at them - but I love them! the colors are great.

bockstark.knits said...

oooh, those are so pretty!!!!!

Marisol said...

I Love these! I am getting re-acquainted with the loveliness of a simple sock. Great colors!

tiennie said...

I really love these socks! Love the simplicity and stripyness of them!

DPUTiger said...

Those socks look fantastic! I use EZ's sewn bind-off all the time ... I just pull the yarn through enough so that it's not looping anymore, but certainly not the whole way through. It's a great bind-off. Don't be scared away! ;-)