Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

John's Birthday Socks Finished

Done and ready for their trip to Idaho.

The yarn was so so. It's OK, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy more of it.

There was a knot with a new, unwanted color starting partway through one skein. I managed the matching challenge, but wasn't happy. Knitting men's socks there is always that worry about having enough yarn, and it doesn't help when a big chuck in the middle of a skein needs to be cut out. At least the colors didn't start coming out in reverse order like I've had happen.

Sometimes color is all important, and John bought this yarn because of the Washington Redskin colors. Can't argue with that. I'm happy with them.

Pattern: Basic 64 stitch sock with k7p1 wide ribbing on cuff and instep

Yarn: Cascade Sassy Stripes, 75% wool, 25% nylon

Color: 718

Needles: Options #1, 2.5mm

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch

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