Friday, 14 January 2011

Autumnal socks in winter - FO Friday

I've made a start on my goal of 12 finished pairs of socks for the year, I may have cheated by starting them in October but I've finished them in 2011 so they count to this year's total.

Autumnal mystery socks
Pattern: 2010 TTL Mystery Sock by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Ripplescrafts hand dyed sock yarn in Spring Myrtle


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This picture is a bit closer for colour accuracy but the red is a bit darker than this


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Just because I like playing with the macro function on my camera


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I enjoyed knitting the socks, I wasn't sure about the sampler style of them but actually it really does work and I like them a lot. When I actually focussed the knit was quick and the pattern easy to memorise. The yarn is lovely too and I think when I've worked through a bit more of my stash I may join the Ripplescrafts sock yarn club again as the service was excellent, the colours are really rich and the dye doesn't run when you wash them as it has in other handdyed yarn I've used. This reminds me I must pick up some white vinegar and attempt to set the dye a bit better on my lime green socks which many washes later continue to make the water look like the cheap and shockingly sugary limeade I drank as a child.

Also the blasted cardigan of doom was finished last night, I took a quick, late night, no natural light photo as proof but I think this cardigan deserves a blog entry of it's own with some better pictures of me modelling it.

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14 comments:

  1. I don't think it's cheating - better to finish them than have them languishing half-made somewhere forevermore! They're lovely :)

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  2. I loved those socks so much I went and bought some sock yarn from Ripplescrafts. Ooops. I love the cardigan as well. Can't wait to see proper photos.

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  3. Love the socks. And that cardigan is AWESOME!

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  4. The socks are fab, and personally I think any project that straddles the holidays deserves credit in both years. Also, the cardigan turned out beautifully! You should be very proud, and also take "doom" out of the title now that it's done and perfect. :) Cheers!

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  5. Love the socks! The colour is nice and cheery. And a big woohoo for finishing that cardigan! We need some modelled pics now!

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  6. The socks are lovely and the cardigan is gorgeous! Looking forward to more photos of the cardigan.

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  7. It's not cheating at all! As long as you finish it this year, that's the year it counts! The socks look lovely!

    I can't wait to see you modeling your cardigan. It turned out great!

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  8. Fun socks! And yeah, I think the cardigan deserved a post with modeled photos. :)

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  9. Both the socks and the cardigan of doom are lovely, you've clearly had a good knitting week!

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  10. I love the color and pattern on those socks. (And I don't think it is cheating to call these your first pair of 2011!) Looking forward to a post about the cardigan!

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  11. Beautiful work! That red yarn is just yummy. I agree, any project with "of Doom" in the name of it requires a blog entry of its own :-)

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  12. I love those socks. That pattern looks interesting.

    I agree your cardigan deserves a post of its own.

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  13. I love the socks! Really pretty indeed. I have to admit I gave up when the first part of the pattern was released. I am too impatient for cables... The blasted cardigan of doom is wonderful! Am looking forward to more pics.
    Yours, Julia

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  14. The cardigan of doom looks great to me!

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