Thursday, February 25, 2010

2009's Lost Projects: Sock Edition

Since I was too busy to post almost everything I made last year, I thought I'd do a series of posts on these forgotten projects. This first installment includes the four pairs of socks that I managed to knit in 2009. I also finally finished my Snicket socks in December, but technically those were started in 2008.

FO: Vinnland Socks
Pattern: Vinnland by Becca Compton
Yarn: Claudia Handpainted Fingering in "Butter Pecan"
Needles: US 1 circulars
Started: 11/27/09, Completed 12/07/09
Mods: Used my own toe and short-row heel

Pattern: Retro Rib Socks by Evelyn A. Clark as found in Interweave Knits "Favorite Socks"
Yarn: Dale of Norway Baby Ull, 2 skeins
Needles: US 2 circulars
Started: 05/25/09, Completed: 06/18/09
Mods: changed to toe-up with a short-row heel

FO: Christmas Slippers for Grammy
Pattern: Two-Needle Slippers by Dagney Lilley
Yarn: Madelinetosh Worsted in Dahlia (name now changed to Madelinetosh DK; I completely agree that this is too light to be worsted.)
Needles: US 5 straights
Started: 11/04/09, Completed 11/06/09
Mods: Held yarn double since it felt too light to be worsted. Because I did this, I had to modify the top of the slipper because I ran out of yarn. I just ended the slippers earlier, and maintained the decreases during the top garter rows so they lie flat against the top of the foot. I also sewed on little circles of no-slip fabric in varied sizes on the soles to prevent falls. (Can you tell I'm now a nurse?)

Pattern: My own. CO toe up, knit in stockinette 4-5", add short-row heel, continue knitting stockinette 4-5", add 1-2" of 2x2 ribbing, BO.
Needles: US 1 circulars
Started: 11/10/09, Completed: 11/23/09

I think it's obvious, I really love knitting and wearing handknit socks. In fact, I am wearing a pair right now! I've already finished another pair this year, but that is a post for another time.


Sarah said...

What did you put on the bottom of the slipprs for grammy?

Kristina said...

It's called "Jiffy Grip" fabric. I got it online at Joann's fabrics.

It's VERY inexpensive (currently on sale for $1.74) and you get a lot of it.