Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pass the wine please

I did it. It took months and months (including some loooooong breaks), but the Vintage Socks are FINISHED. They were gifted to my MIL along with a bottle of wine that SIL bought, since I never really gave her a chance to knit any of the socks. Sorry Jen.

I learned a new toe-up cast on (Turkish) and how to inlay a tiny little leaf into the toe of a sock.

There was a short row heel, with inverted wine glass detail that I knit 5 times. Once because the whole foot was too short, twice because it was just plain wrong, and the two correct times.

I also learned the valuable skill of embossed grape knitting. The inc4 was a major pain, but the grapes are pretty cool. I also made a lot of leaves, plus one. They were fun, I kept having little contests with myself to see if I could knit them faster. I couldn't. But they were fun.

Overall, I can't really say I enjoyed knitting these socks. From the splitty yarn to the errors in the pattern (written vs chart) to the integrated I-cord bind off that took FOR.EVER. But, they look great and she loves them.

I took some pictures of the socks on her feet with my SIL's little camera, but have forgotten to remind her to email to me. And now that I think about it, I don't think I took a picture of that damn heel from the back. So, here are Halloween pumpkins instead.

Now, I'm working on Green (brown) autumn mittens, Cloning Anenome Rib socks, and a Moderne Baby blanket. I hope to have the socks done by the end of the week, the first went pretty quickly. But this weekend, is for the blanket.


tiennie said...

These are so cute!!! I love your pumpkins too!

Jen said...

Don't feel bad that you didn't leave me any sock knitting to do.......I enjoyed buying the wine! ;)

zenren said...

WOW. Those are some awesome socks. I LOVE that heel and the little leaf on the toe. I love leaves....ah Fall, I already miss you.

Heather said...

Thanks everyone.

It was good wine too. So glad she shared!

Emily said...

You are so cool! So very talented! Also, I miss you and I think we should hang out again sometime ;)