Sunday, May 14, 2006

Hedera Socks! for Mom's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all. I'm happy to say that I was able to finish the Hedera Socks and mailed them Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately, Mater has yet to receive them. There's something about her P.O. that tees me off. It's the fact that I pay more for Priority Shipping but it doesn't seem like they treat it like it's a priority. But she can send something to me parcel post and I get it in like 3 days. Anyways... pretend these are my mom's feet:

Pattern: Hedera Socks featured in the Spring '06 Knitty
Needles: Size 1 dpns
Yarn: Knitpicks "Palette" in "Sky" 100% Peruvian Wool, about 1.3 skeins
Woulda-Shoulda: Well, if I wasn't working towards a deadline I would have actually stopped and corrected some of my lace mistakes. The lace is somewhat forgiving, it also helps that this particular garment is worn on the feet. So unless my mom hang's around people with insane foot fetishes the mistakes will probably go unnoticed. So I'm not worried. Other than that, the lace is VERY easy and the socks can really soar especially if you're knitting like a bat out of hell! My only criticism of the design would be the really tall heel. I'm not sure if that's because my row gauge was off or if it's designed like that. It looks a little funky, but not too funky that I would trouble myself with modifications. I highly recommend. But I would definately look into a cotton or cotton blend yarn if you want to wear these in the summer. They're quite toasty in wool, even with all those holes.

Now, all my attention is focused on the Mountain Laurel Blanket, which I am confident I can finish before June 2. I can bust out a full hexagon in an evening so I can be pretty productive even during the week. On that note... gotta go complete my daily quota :-)


Emma said...

So pretty! And a beautiful color.

Bee said...

Great socks! Your mom is going to love them.

ErLeCa said...

Your mom will love those socks! They're awesome!

Anonymous said...

Love the socks, and mom will love them! Great springy color, too!

Karin said...

Thanks for reminding me that I have to start that blanket soon too! Which means a yarn expedition...what kind of yarn are you using for it?

Nit One Perl Two said...

I am so happy I found your site. It appears we have more in common than knitting! I'll let you know when I complete the "world renound" triple lindee patern!