Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tokena Complete!!

I have been finished with the Tokena Socks since the 10th, which makes this a record for me. I finished a pair of socks in 6 days. Yes, less than a week. I think I need some ice cream to celebrate!! Here is a nice picture as I am attempting to "Sous-sus" and balance on the stairs at the same time. Well, It's not exactly 5th position ballet, but I had to prevent myself from falling. It's been over 10 years.. LOL!!

Now, there is a slight boo-boo in these socks. The pattern said to decrease the toe until there were 8 stitches on each needle. I did that. However, the pattern was written for 4 needles, not magic loop. Ooops!! So, my socks have pointy toes. Well it's a good thing that I have pointy feet. Also, one side is a bit more snug than the other, but I am just glad they fit my skinny ankles perfectly. Yippee!! Oh Yeah... I see the hole by the gusset. Do we really have to acknowledge that??? Cuz.. I know I said I saw it, but I don't really see it. LOL!! The colorwork was a lot of fun, and I am so happy that I conquered it. It is truly much easier than it looks.

And remember the lovely Peapod Baby Sweater that I started? Here it is. I am almost at the point where I have to separate for the sleeves/arms.


Oiyi said...

The socks look great! You knit them so fast. I remember you showing it to us at Connecticut Muffin and that yarn is gorgeous.

craftivore said...

The socks look great! I think the pointy toes will round out as you wear them. Are they thin enough to wear in your regular shoes?

Kim said...

Wow, 6 days for a pair of socks! Very impressive. I really like that pattern and the pointy toes? Aren't ballerinas supposed to have pointy toes?

Necia said...

Really cool socks! Great progress on baby sweater.

Virtuous said...

The socks came out fantastic with the designer elements and all!! :o) Great color work woman!

And ooh that baby sweater is going to be precious!

Enjo your weekend woman!

Jeanine said...

They look GREAT!