Monday, March 05, 2007

Finished Socks and WPI's

First up finished items
Here are:
Dad's Easy Cable Socks, from "Socks, Socks, Socks"
Yarn Used: STR, Mediumweight, Carbon
Needles: Brittany Birch, size 2 dp's

Not very happy with thee socks. First off there were many small knots. The first sock, the one on the left, went along just fine. The sock on the right has the knots. Another thing the sock on the right has is areas of white. There is no dye. So not a matched pair. The foot came out the same on both. I adjusted tension to make sure at least part of the sock matched. These are for my son and hopefully he will not mind.

Next up:
Ribble Socks, from "Socks, Socks, Socks
Yarn: STR Rhodonite, medium weight
Needles: Lantern Moon, Ebony, size 2, dp's

Again, there was a huge knot in the yarn. You can view this know in the blog below. It kind of messed up the swirls on the leg of the sock on the right. The foot came out okay, kind of opposite of each other.

Neither of these is a huge problem, the result is a warn sock with lovely colors, but when you pay more than $20 for a skein of yarn, you do not expect this to happen. This does happen in Patons, Classic Wool, but the cost is $6. Just more than a little dissapointed.

Now for the beginnings of the "Peace Fleece" sweater. I got cast on and the ribbing finished. This will need to be worked on in the daylight. Dark yarn, dark needles.


Anonymous freshisle said...

Lovely colour in the socks. I haven't had the pleasure of trying STR yet! I do wonder if it's truly as wonderful as some have said.
Nice start on the sweater. Looks like a lovely pattern. I'm plodding along on mine!

3/7/07, 8:09 PM  
Blogger tapmouse said...

Hey! I recognize that colorway (Carbon)! I knit some of the Seduction in Carbon using the Retro Rib pattern. Your socks look great!

3/17/07, 2:18 PM  

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