Thursday, December 06, 2007

Poseidon Socks Finished, Vinnland Socks Begun

The Poseidon Socks from Exercise Before Knitting are complete! Yes, both of them.

PoseidonSocks 1

Poseidon Socks 2

I broke down and used my lightbox to take the pictures. It's becoming obvious that winter is here and, therefore, adequate sunlight is gone. For good. Or at least until about April of next year. (ah, Upstate NY winters). Wouldn't I just love to take interesting action shots of my FOs! But being a the model and photographer of my finished items means that my options are rather limited. But I digress....

Pattern: Poseidon socks
Source: Exercise Before Knitting
Cost: FREE
Yarn: Knitpicks Essential "Gulfstream"
Quantity: <2 skeins
Needles: Addi Turbo US 1 (2.5 mm) 32 in circs (magic loop baby)
Recipient: MIL

Great name, great color, great pattern. The lace pattern is quite simple but gives deceivingly fancy-shmancy results. I like how reversing the right and left slanting decreases gives a nice wavy look. My MIL likes coral blue colors (it matches her tan, she says, which is probably true, I just wish her tan was acquired from less-carcinogenic methods). Let's see, they're knit from the toe up with a short row heel, which is cool cuz I don't normally do toe-ups so it was nice getting acquainted again. I would like to know how one does leg increases so I can make knee-highs from toe-up socks. That way, I won't have those pesky partial skeins leftover. If anyone knows of a tutorial on this topic, please point me in the right direction. It would be much appreciated :)

And thus completes my x-mas knitting.

Now back to me ME ME!

The Vinnland Socks are now in progress:

Vinnland Socks WIP


Erin said...

I'm so close to finishing up my Christmas projects as well. I can't wait to get back to knitting for me!

Erin said...

Hey Cathy! Knitpicks does sell the Gloss yarn, I'm not sure how many colors they have now, but they do still sell it.

Becca said...

Those Poseidon socks look great. I'm going to have to make some.