Saturday, June 28, 2008

Gasp! She Knits More Than Just Jaywalkers!

Yes, I know I have an unhealthy obsession with Grumperina's Jaywalker (Ravelry link) sock pattern. (Click here, here, here, and here for evidence!) But here's proof that I can knit other sock patterns, and even make one of my own.

(These were donated in December to The Franciscan Center's clothing drive for the homeless through my church.)

Striped Rib Socks
Pattern: My own (Unfortunately, I lost the notes I took when I knit them. Bugger!)
Yarn: Elann's Sock It to Me! Collection Harlequin (2 balls, color 77)
Needles: U.S. 3 bamboo DPNs
Notes: I knit them to fit my husband, who has a size 11 shoe.

This was my first time knitting with this yarn. I'm not even sure if they still make it because I couldn't find a link to it. It wasn't my favorite sock yarn; it wasn't as soft as I would have liked, but it seemed to knit up a sturdy sock, which is important since it was being donated to the homeless. I have a thing for self-striping yarn, so I'd probably use it again. Actually, I will eventually, because there's more in my charity yarn stash.

I really wish I didn't lose my pattern notes because the pattern was fast and mindless. Maybe I'll try to replicate it someday.

**Photo Copyright 2007 Serena M. Agusto-Cox**

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Dawn said...

I've never ordered from Elann but have been tempted several times! I'll try to remember that about their sock yarn. I always drool over their other stuff. Wow, knitting for size 11 feet has to be a challenge in itself! I've been making my OWN smaller out of fatigue! ;O)

Take care Anna!

Anna said...

Knitting for big feet isn't bad when you have a mindless pattern. No intricate cables going on there for sure.

Serena said...

OOO she used that kat tattoo that I took...woohoo...

wow you have been blogging while I'm away...maybe I should go away more often. LOL

I remember these socks...

Anna said...

I was a busy bee when you were gone!