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)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Carrie's Black Birthday Socks Finished


It's always good to have birthday socks done three weeks before the actual birthday.

I used an LED flashlight for picking up gusset stitches all the while muttering to myself that if I couldn't see to pick them up neatly, who was going to see well enough to criticise if they weren't neat.

Perfectionism won out. The stitches are neat. And I challenge anyone who thinks they're not to bring a flashlight and take a look.

Pattern: Basic cuff down sock pattern on 56 stitches. k3p1 ribbing on cuff and instep.

Yarn: Panda Soy. 49% Bamboo, 33% Soy, 18% Elastic Nylon.

Color: 3202, Jet Black.

Needles: Options #1, 2.5mm

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch

7 comments:

Dorothy said...

I never thought of a flashlight as a knitting accessory.

Las Cholas said...

Hi Marguerite!
Congratulations, You received an award from me! You can see it on my blog http://decolorito.blogspot.com/2011/03/que-dia-tan-lindo.html and you can share it if you want so.

You always do amaizing things with your hands and thats why I choose you to share my award with you.

Thanks, bye bye, La Chola.

Artseycrafts said...

I am trying to picture how you used the flashlight and knit at the same time. Maybe the flashlight was a stand alone model?

Your socks are beautiful. Carrie is lucky to have a sister who knits beautiful socks for her in black.

BeadKnitter said...

A knitters gotta do what a knitters gotta do. The flashlight was a good idea, and the socks look great. I applaud you for knitting with black. ;-)

kathy b said...

no flashlight looking here!
They are wonderful

Anonymous said...

My Husband bought me a led flashlight/miners light...I can wear it around my forhead...he got it at the home depot...sounds like you could have used one...Chris is SE Mi

Carrie said...

Oh, my! Sounds like you went to HEROIC MEASURES for these! Thank you so much -- they are gorgeous!