Wednesday, April 18, 2007

What I Did While I Was On Vacation...

otherwise known as bed rest. :-)

I finished the second Blueberry Waffle sock (on the left in the picture below) I was working in the original hank of Sol Joy.


I also finished the Never Ending Lagoon Sol Joy sock (on the right in the picture below) knit on a size 1 Addi Turbo. Again, I truly don't recommend using a needle this small. Even though the yarn is truly a joy to work with it's heavier weight was quite hard on my hands when knit on a 2.5mm needle. I was incredibly impressed to find that the finished sock weighed in at 2 oz and I had 1.5 oz of yarn left. That's pretty amazing to me. I worked the sock over 68 stitches with a 2" 2x2 cuff and then worked st st for another 5" to make the cuff a total of 7" long. I then worked the heel flap for 44 rows before turning the heel and working the foot until it measured 9" before I started the toe. The total foot length was 11" and fit (although a tad snug) my hubby's size 12 foot. Quite impressive, no?

4 comments:

Trish "luvs2knit" said...

They look good. I still haven't managed to try Sol Joy yarn yet. I will though. :~)

Ollie said...

Love the sox!! that yarn looks very yummy...I kept checking it out but can't manage it right at the moment...soon I hope!!!!
happy birthday to you...I hope you're having a ball!!!!!!!!

Shelby said...

SO pretty!! I have about 10 socks going right now...and tonight there will be 1 more. ;) I must use my Sol Joy!!

adrienne said...

your hubby's sock is truly a knit of love. (whisper) but now you have to knit the mate...

hey, kerry, what happened to your contest? remember? i was gonna knit you a pair of socks from sol joy if i won.