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Friday, March 16, 2012

FO Friday -- Duck and Cover Edition

And finally we reach the end of the post-swap FO Friday pile-up.  It's been so fun to have something to share every Friday, but unless there is some major miracle-knitting on Narragansett in the next few days, our run has come to an end.  At least for a week or two...

For now, let's focus on the socky love.  I finished the Duckie socks on the way to Stitches West, on a plane packed full of knitters.  It was awesome.  I even kitchenered on the plane, and without help from my favorite youtube video on the subject.  Yay, me!  Oh, and voila!


I have to say, I'm loving these socks.  The yarn is probably one of the best skeins I've ever worked with, and I'm feverishly trying to figure out what I can knit with the 80 or so yards I have left.


The pattern was great, too -- super easy to memorize and nothing fancy to worry about.  Also?  Free!  Bonus.  It called for 10 repeats of the pattern before the heel turn, and I added two more for longer socks.  They're still a bit short for my taste, so if I knit these again I'll do 15 repeats on the leg, I think.  Also, if I do these again, I probably won't make a little cable in the sole of the sock on the left next time.  Like so:


Heh.  Apparently, when I picked up that dropped stitch, I put it back in not quite the exact right spot.  Oops.  Ah well, I'd still call them a win. 


And writing about them makes me want to cast on another pair of socks.  Hmmmm.....

Happy weekend, y'all!

ps.  Go visit Fiber Arts Friday, too!

17 comments:

  1. I love these socks. Added to queue, thank you. I still have to watch the Kitchener video each time, so you are awesome!

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  2. Those are beautiful socks. How do they feel on the heel? I don't know if I'd like the pattern on the heel. I love the color too. Is it a steely gray?

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  3. I love the yarn! Subtle color variegations are my favorite. Your socks turned out great :)

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  4. I say that finished socks that fit is always a win. :-)

    I think they look great!

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  5. I would certainly say that those socks are a success! And the yarn is amazing, I'm seriously going to have to break down and get some for myself. I've also always dreamed of being on an airplane full of knitters, that sounds great.

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  6. Oh, pretty, pretty, pretty....I must admit I usually just make plain socks. Might have to give this one a try.

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  7. I love the little tiny crossed stitch, maybe that can be your secret signature hidden away on all your knitting! The socks are very nice, what is the yarn?

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    1. oops, just noticed the link to the yarn.

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  9. Gorgeous! I love the subtle variation in the colour. It works great with the pattern.
    I'm contemplating putting an order in for some STR to knit a Colour Affection as a present to myself (as soon as April arrives and my yarn diet is OVER!).

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  10. Great socks! That yarn color is just fantastic!

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  11. They are awesome! And that yarn is fabulous

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  12. Your socks look lovely, I so admire you clever people who knit lovely socks.

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  13. These are great, and I love that they were made while flying and surrounded by knitters.

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  14. Love your Duckie socks! The yarn you chose is a perfect match for the pattern. I'm working on a pair in fingering weight and loving them.

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  15. oooo I love these! I might make a pair for me!!!

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