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September 17, 2005

Sockapal-2-za Done

Last night -- with a little encouragement from some chocolate covered almonds -- I finished my Sockapal-2-za socks.  A few days late, but in the ballpark.  I'm going to mail them 2nd day air, so hopefully my pal will receive her socks early next week.  A huge thank-you to Alison for hosting such a fun event!

Here's the skinny on these socks...

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock -- my favorite sock yarn -- in color 701, Purple Club

Needles: US 1 -- knit in the round using 2 circular needles -- even though I love knitting with double pointed needles, I'm becoming hooked on this 2 needles business.

PatternElfine Socks designed by Anna Bell.  I made a couple of variations to suit my knitting style.  Specifically:

  1. Toe shaping - I used a provisional cast on and short rows to shape the toe -- I learned this technique from PGR.
  2. Size -- I included an extra repeat of the lace pattern to add width to the socks
  3. Cuff -- I added a cuff of [k1tbl, p2] ribbing.

nona, would you knit these again?  Yes, definitely!

September 17, 2005 in Sockapalooza | Permalink


Nona, those are marvelous! Nice job!

Posted by: Sockbug | Sep 17, 2005 10:56:57 AM

Gorgeous! Love the colour.

Posted by: Carolyn | Sep 17, 2005 11:21:41 AM

Anna is an awesome designer, isn't she? And beautiful too! :)

Posted by: Agnes | Sep 17, 2005 11:26:47 AM

gorgeous socks!! the color is really lovely.

Posted by: blossom | Sep 17, 2005 12:08:59 PM

I love how the color pattern is the same (or very close) on both socks! They look wonderful.

Posted by: Kathy | Sep 17, 2005 1:04:10 PM

Beautiful socks. I'm in awe of people who can pull off short rowed toes and heels without incident (seriously) I cannot seem to do it without major glitches!
Your pal will love them I'm sure!

Posted by: Carla | Sep 18, 2005 4:52:08 AM

Ooooh, so pretty!

Posted by: Teresa C | Sep 18, 2005 2:24:56 PM

Gorgeous. I love that color!

Posted by: Jackie | Sep 18, 2005 2:35:58 PM

Beautiful socks!

Posted by: Teri | Sep 19, 2005 4:48:27 AM

The toe shaping is lovely.

Posted by: kathy b | Sep 19, 2005 9:34:07 AM

oooooooo, your pal is going to love those. Well done.

Posted by: Ruth | Sep 20, 2005 7:17:05 AM

I love love love the socks! Thanks SO much - they're a great color, and pattern too. I'll be blogging soon about them - but I really am pleased. -- Sara

Posted by: sara | Sep 21, 2005 4:28:47 AM

Do you mind me asking how many hanks it took? From the yardage I am guessing 1 1/2?

Posted by: Ingrid | Sep 27, 2005 11:09:55 AM

I tried making some traditional socks and got about 6 inches in before boredom arived. I'm going to try those, though. They look really fun and I love the yarn!

Posted by: callie | Mar 29, 2006 3:16:30 PM

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