Friday, January 06, 2006

Fraternal Twins

Okay, here is my second FO of the New Year.
I did finish the first of these back in September but here is the completed pair.
Looking around the blogs I am not the world's worst for finishing the second sock, but I'm not up there with the
greats who completed 17 pairs last year (oh as well as beautiful colourwork).

These are made from Fortissima Colori Socka Color from Schoeller + Stahl in shade 2416. Everyone who sees them seems to like the heathery shades.

They are loosely based on Marietta Rib socks from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet. I have totally cribbed this from my September entry when I finished the first one! Posted by Picasa
There is a cable running down each side of the leg and if they don't look identical, it's because they aren't -I was afraid of running out of yarn so I went for the fraternal twin look. I don't have the most delicate of ankles (or shins!) so I like a roomy first few inches.
I am pleased with these overall, more pleased that they're finished than anything else actually, but I think I may just be catching on with the grafting of the toes.

I still have a few more pictures of various things up my sleeve but I think I may save them for next week when I'm back at work and don't have the same luxury of time.
x K


Midsummer night's knitter said...

Do you Kitchener the toes? I always think I remember how to do it until I sit downto do it...

Kathleen said...

Yes, I did Kitchener the toes. I sat with the Knitting Help video on and did it in front of the screen! I think it's the best I've ever managed. Celebrate the small successes, eh?

Madeline said...

They look great Kathleen!

Anonymous said...

Yikes - 2 finished projects for 2006 and its still only the first week. You put me to shame!

Kathleen said...

Don't you worry, Carol, it's because I have so many projects on the go at the same time! Both projects were on the last lap when the year turned. x K