Finished Koigu Socks

Posted on February 09, 2009 by knittingpatterns4you | 4 Comments

I bound off and wove in the ends on this pair of socks yesterday! Woohoo! First FO of '09!

I knit these significantly longer than I make most socks just because I felt like using up all the yarn . . . which came back to bite me in the butt because I ran out of yarn on the second sock! I did not expect that AT ALL, although in hindsight I should have seen it coming because my gauge was tighter on the second sock . . .

Which means that the second sock is smaller than the first AND features 2-row stripes of some coordinating brown Koigu I found in the bottom of the sock yarn stah. I intended to undo the ribbing on the first sock to make it match, but then when I thought about digging for the woven-in ends and picking out all that sewn bind-off, I decided that slightly mis-matched socks were preferable to needless knitting torture. And if this picture is any indication, the brown is barely visible, so I made the right decision!!

In other news, Arnold got neutered on Friday . . . did you know that a puppy can sleep in this position?

Yeah, me either.

And one more for good measure, I couldn't resist taking tons of shots of him in his silly collar:

Project specs:
Pattern: Toe-up socks with standard toe and short-row heel, 60 sts around with increases at the calves
Yarn: 2 skeins Koigu (color unknown) plus scraps of brown
Needles: US size 1
Started: November 10, 2008
Finished: February 8, 2009

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4 Responses


February 13, 2009

Cute socks and even cuter puppy shots! I think babies in general can sleep in the most insane positions! Arnold seems to prove that point!
I hope you have a nice weekend!


February 25, 2009

I found you from your comments off of Grumperina. Anyone that has that much Koigu I want to read about it:) When I saw you had a wienie it was sealed:) We have three!


February 09, 2009

Cute socks!

Sue H
Sue H

February 10, 2009

Pretty socks!

Rhett sends “get well fast” wishes to Arnold! He remembers that happening, although he didn’t have that snazzy collar. That picture of him sleeping is precious!

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