Sunday, January 13, 2008

Finished Socks

Well, I finally have the Yukon Leaves Socks finished! I finished knitting them up this afternoon, and had been working on them the past few days.
I used the KPPPM yarn and size 2.75 mm bamboo needles. I didn't modify the pattern any. I did make these socks about an inch shorter than normal because I was afraid I might run out of yarn. I have yarn left over though, so I probably could have done at least one more repeat of the pattern in the legs.
I like this colourway (sorry, can't remember the number) and it's not one I would normally gravitate towards. I'm glad I bought it though because I like the way it knit up.
On the second sock, I think I messed up the heel a little bit because it doesn't fit quite right. I'll have to just pull it a bit to make it feel right though, and it shouldn't be too uncomfortable to wear. I might take these socks with me to Egypt to wear on the climb up Mt. Sinai because we do that at night so we are at the top to watch the sunrise. Apparently it can get cold up there at night, so these should hopefully keep my feet warm.
I've started on another pair of socks. This one is the November sock club kit from Robyn's Nest sock club. The pattern is Jolene and it looks really nice. The yarn is nice and bright (there is a picture of it a few posts down), and while I've only got the cuff done on the first sock so far, I like the colours and the way it is knitting up. The only thing that gave me disappointment while winding the yarn into a ball was the fact that I came across two knots in the yarn. Hopefully they won't end up on the bottom of the feet of the socks...
I haven't been working on the Seafoam Scarf lately because I've been focusing on the Yukon Leaves socks, wanting to get those completed. I also think I'm going to have to head to the yarn store here and see if they have any more of the yarn I'm using left. I don't expect there to be any problem because it's just a small store and they don't seem to look like they are too busy. I could be wrong though, but I am hoping I'll be able to get one more ball, which is all I should need. I hope to get a picture of the scarf soon to show; didn't think to take one today when I took the pics of the socks.
Well, just wanted to post a little update. Need to look into seeing if the airline we are flying to Egypt on will allow knitting needles on the plane or not. I do hope so because we are going to have a rather long flight. I just hope my back doesn't act up like it was on the flight here to Korea (though my back was sore before getting on the plane, however I think it was aggrivated by having to sit so long). Anyway, I hope to get more written here soon. Hope you all have a fantastic day. Happy knitting!


Charity said...

Very nice finished socks! I've never used Koigu, but it sounds like amazing yarn. :0)

monica said...

Your socks look wonderful.

Wow!! Going to Egypt!!! Take lots of pictures to share. I hopw they will let youknit on the flight.

Knitting Mama said...

So jealous you're going to Egypt@! Do share photos!

Those socks look great!

There is an errata for Jolene:

The correction for Jolene is in the leg round 7:

Round 7: [k2, p1, p2tog, (k2, p2) twice, kfb, p2, (k2, p2) twice, kfb, p2tog, p1] repeat once.

It should be:

Round 7: [k2, p1, p2tog, (k2, p2) three times, kfb, p2, (k2, p2) three times, kfb, p2tog, p1] repeat once.

Janice said...

Congratulations on finishing the socks! They look great! I can't wait to hear about Egypt! Post lots of pictures when you get back!!

SwissKnits! said...

Egypt!! How exciting!!!

We are flying this summer, and let me tell you the *only* thing that has me fretting is the thought of not being allowed to knit. On the way over to Europe we sleep, but once we arrive we have a long layover, and I want to knit! It's also the way back, which we will be awake... I want to knit!

May I suggest a muscle relaxer type pill? I too get back pain (disc problems) and after any type of trip where I sit for long periods I ache. Good Luck. I look forward to many pictures!! Enjoy!

Tara said...

Great socks (I've never used Koigu). I too bought the November sock kit, but I haven't had time to knit it up yet (Holiday knitting).

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Nice socks! At last, you'll have warm feet while you're in Korea.

You're up coming trip will be wonderful, but I'd also be concerned about whether I could have knitting needles. Get bamboo. They all usually allow bamboo or plastic. I use bamboo dpn's and knit socks on long flights.