Thursday, September 21, 2006

Flow Motion socks finished!

I'm so happy about these socks. I'm wearing them right now, hot off the needles! After a falls start and some ripping, they found a happy ending.
On the right they are still connected, knit from one ball. I substituted the yarn so I had no idea if the yarn I choose would be enough for a pair, and it was.

pattern: Flow Motion by Cat Bordhi Vogueknitting Fall 2006
yarn: Speed Demon, sweetgeorgia yarns, 100% Superwash Merino Wool sportweight yarn, 280 yds; colorway coffee bean
needles: 4.0 mm
modifications: magic cast on; only 2 pattern repeats on the leg and instead of the picot edge on the cuff, I did a K1,P1 ribbing.
size: women 101/2 wide (I told you I'm Bigfoot)

They fit my feet perfectly and are warm, soft and just wonderful. Since yesterday, it's necessary to wear socks again. Just in time!

This is my ugly self dyed yarn. I'll be making another pair of Flow Motion socks with it. But not right away. I have to knit some boring socks with selfstriping yarn first. (no yarn, ugly or not, goes to waste in this household)

And - I've been knitting on my vest last night and shortly before midnight frogged the whole thing. It was just not working out. I've got to find myself a nice pattern for a vest. I really need it like yesterday. I don't want to have to put on my old ratty fleece jacket again.


Jeanne said...

Glad you got your final package!

You might find the self dyed ugly, but I admit I liked it and dyed some very similar and knit a hat out of it for my 6 year old last year. People ask where I got it all the time 'cause they want one just like it....Maybe you'll like it better once it's knit up? Maybe not;-)

Anonymous said...

Love the socks!

Beverly said...

Lovely socks. It's so nice that it's finally cool enough to wear them.

Carol said...

I think the self dyed yarn is a ncie, bright colour. Myabe my monitor is off?

Anonymous said...

Aww, I love your socks, beautiful pattern, beautiful yarn! And gawd, I don't think your self dyed yarn is ugly at all, in the contrary, it's got such a beautiful color! Looking forward to seeing the socks you're going to make with it!