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!