Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Round 1 Complete !

Here are my lovely Sock Madness Round 1 socks.
The pattern is called Tropical Mer-tini. It is a little hard to see, but there is a "drunken quilt" motif on the sock. I knit it using size 0 Knitpicks 47" Circular needles, two at a time, magic loop. The Yarn is Socks That Rock Mediumweight in a Rare Gems colorway. It looks like it was supposed to be a Raven colorway that didn't quite take too well. Nonetheless, I really like it.

Making this sock has taught me a few things.

The first is that I can actually knit a pair of socks in less than 2 weeks.... 11 days to be exact. Wow!!
I also learned the German Cast On, which I will be using from now on. It is very stretchy around the cuff. The afterthought heel is very interesting, and I like the design of the slip stitch pattern. This sock also had me Kitchener stitch both the toes and the heel. So, once again I have defeated that enemy. Thank God for YouTube video tutorials, because that never sticks in my head.

Now, I will rest until the sock drama begins for Round 2.

6 comments:

gold said...

Cute socks love the yarn color. I have been practicing knitting I hope one day I will get it down right.

Harlem Purl said...

Yay! Congrats, they came out great!

miukat said...

Keep up the good work and may your sock mojo continue to shine!

Tawana said...

You go girl!!! They really look nice.

Jeanine said...

You did a good job!

Ice Princess said...

They look really good!!!