Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Another one gone!

Another on bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust.
Hey, I'm gonna get you too,
Another one bites the dust!
- Queen 'Another One Bites the Dust'

It's always a nice feeling to finish a project. The yarn slides off the needles and they are once again free for some other project. There is always a point in the pattern that I feel like i'll never reach the end, but it eventually happens. Ah, how joyous!

Project: Two-Tone Socks
Pattern: I didn't use a specific pattern, just used what I knew worked for socks in that past.
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Sock Yarn. I used the colors Gypsy and Canopy. This yarn is nice and soft and the skeins are 100g for a decent price. However, towards the end the yarn was splitting a lot and I found some "soft spots" in the color. 
Details: CO: 64 stitches. I decreased this down to 60 half way through the cuff. Heel was an afterthought short-row (to get the opposite color) and the toe was also short-row and for them I used this pattern. I started this project the day after Christmas and finished 1/20. Not bad for me, as I get distracted a lot and play way too many video games on my day off. :)

I've already started my next project: Ringwood Gloves. After knitting socks on size 2 needles making dk weight gloves with size 6 needles is so much quicker. I can hardly believe it!

I have to wait to borrow some size 6 dpns to finish the fingers so I'm starting the other hand already. These should be done in a few days, which will be nice for the cold weather.

I'm also in love with this color. Aah so pretty.

1 comment:

  1. Those gloves look so cool!!

    I couldn't believe how quickly I made that elbow warmer for mom (on like size 7 needles) after making three pairs of gloves on size 2s. It was awesome!!!

    I love those socks.

    Also, one word: Ravelry!