Thursday, November 28, 2013

When There's Nothing On The Needles, Cast On!

The Dad Sweater has been completed! Dad didn't want it before his birthday, so I'll have to get modeled pictures some time next week. 

Canon Hand Dyes is having a Black Friday KAL which involves knitting with her yarns. I'm rearing to go. I've already wound my skein of "We're All Mad In Here."

The only problem with the KAL starting on Friday is that I finished the Dad Sweater last week.... which meant I had absolutely nothing on the needles. I took this as an opportunity to knit a pair of Haleakala socks. And the yarn is a skein of Tosh Sock in Nebula that I unearthed from my stash the last time I went through and straightened everything. It's definitely one of the older skeins I have, and I think it pairs well with this pattern.

Of course it wouldn't be a true sock experience without some ripping. I'm making the laced version and it ended up being a bit tight over my instep. So I ripped back and made the heel flap a bit longer than I would for other socks so that there would be more gusset stitches which, in turn, would make the top of the sock looser. It fits much better now.

7 comments :

Danette Bartelmay said...

Hello Miss Audry,
Your Dad sweater looks wonderful!
He will love it.
And what a beautiful sock.
Love the color.
Happy Thanksgiving,
Danette

kiwiyarns said...

That sock looks very nice! I might have to check out the pattern. Your dad is going to look great in his new sweater.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

The sweater looks great and the socks are gorgeous! I got my book this week....I love it! I haven't had time to really decide on something to make...but I love the patterns...

Andi G said...

Look at all those fabulous things!
Sweater is stunning! Yay socks. And, hello fabulous sock yarn. That will be serious fun to knit up.

pansneedles.com said...

That sock is fantastic! I can't wait to see what you knit with that crazy Canon skein.

Your dad is a lucky guy. That sweater looks like a garment he will wear again and again, forever. One day, when I commit to knitting a sweater for L, that's exactly the kind of pattern I'll go with.

Dona said...

Love that perfect blue sock!
Your dad is really lucky. The sweater is fabulous

Alicia said...

That is a really gorgeous color!

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