Apr 24

One down, one to go

Posted by Nanc

Can you believe it? I know I can’t. I actually have one of the SockapalOOOza socks done!

Sure, sure – one sock doesn’t make a pair, and my pal would probably not be too happy with a do-it-yourself kit. I understand, but stop raining on my parade, man. Just enjoy the sock that is.

Yep, here it is in all it’s sock-like glory. Modeled by the loverly and tan-added-post-shoot Pirate. This picture was taken Sunday at the Dallas Stitch n’ Bitch, hence the salt n’ pepper grinds and the seating for many.

And let me give a warm ‘Howdy’ to our newest attendee, Jennifer of Pie Knits. See… but now I kind of feel bad for not giving out warm Howdies to all of our members, new and old. The weather was really nice this weekend, so not a lot of knitters in attendence (not like usual), but consider yourselves ‘warm Howdied’ from me.

Okay, back to the sock. I’ve started the second sock and am still enjoying the pattern. I made a few changes, however. I didnt’ like the fabric on the foot – too loose, so I changed to size US#1s and worked just the stockinette portion in these. (The pattern was worked in size US#2s.) Also, the toe was coming out much longer than the normal 2″ reserved for it, so I tinked back a few rows and repeated the decrease row (only) until I was where I needed/wanted to be with it.

Best of all, I am really pleased with this sock. The colors are so vibrant and pretty, and the patterning really makes this an elegant and happy sock. I am planning to make a pair of my own (afterwards, of course). And now that I’ve seen Margene’s colorful pair, I think I’m ready for a little crazy! (Crazy colors, that is.)

6 Responses to “One down, one to go”

  1. Jen Says:

    Hey! i was talking to Jennifer of Pieknits last week about going to SNB! and then i dont go! DOH!!

  2. Jen Says:

    i forgot to put on my comment that i love your sock!!!! it’s so beau-ti-ful! i haven’t started mine yet. ;)

  3. P-la Says:

    Thanks for adding the tan! It was pure pleasure to put on your handknitted sock. And we’re all ready for a little crazy, ‘specially NanC crazy!

  4. Jennifer Says:

    Hey thanks! Big Howdie back at ya. :)
    The sock is puuuurty too! and I think your version of the name is my favorite hands down.

  5. Bot Gurl Says:

    Hey NanC that sock really looks great. You really picked a great colorway, it works so well with the pattern. Your mod with the needle size was very clever!

  6. Ina Says:

    Sock looks fabby! I love the way the colors pool.

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