FO Friday: The socks are done!

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Wow. Taking pictures of socks is hard. I decided to post some of my fails today to show you that yes, taking photos of your own feet is a challenge. And no, Chris cannot do it, he is never home during daylight!! At least not when I am.

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Exhibit A: Cool. You got the light from the window. But…What kind of a chair cushion IS that? And is that coffee I see in the background? Mmm…Coffee. I mean, socks? what?

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Exhibit B: Random poses. Feet need to longingly look out the window too, you know.

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Exhibit C: Oh, hey chair leg, sup? And you, window curtain, how you liking it here in all my photos? Comfy? oh, good.

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Finally I got so frustrated I threw my legs up into the sky and gave up. But then that looked ridiculous too.

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The Pattern: I just did a plain version with increases up to 64 sts instead of 72 of this pattern. I also decreased to 60 on the leg.
The Yarn: Gray, Golden Yellow, and Pumpkin Self-Striping Superwash Merino Sock Yarn from AlaskanNancy
The Needles: Us size 1 / 2.25mm Chiagoo AMAZINGNESS
The Notes: Obviously I love these socks. I mean, they’ve totally taken over my entire blog for the past week. This yarn is the best. It is sooooo nice on the toes. The striping is amazing. I used pretty  much all of the 110g of yarn I had. I love how I was able to match up the stripes pretty much perfectly. It actually made it easy to replicate two almost identical socks because I could watch the striping around the heel and know exactly what to do next. I highly recommend Nancy’s shop, Fireweed Dyeworks. I knit these puppies up in 6 days!!!

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I’m joining in with Tami for this weeks FO friday. Go check out her cute sweater and everyone else’s stuff! I see a night of blog reading and knitting larch sleeves in my future. The boyfriend ( or should I call him the DJ) is getting a new CDJ (like a turntable that uses CD’s instead of records) on his way home from work tonight so I am going to be left to my own devices. I like it.

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Wip Wed: Stripey socks!!

I’m linking up with Tami once again for WIP Wednesdays. I am so pumped about this WIP!

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Check out those matching up perfectly stripes why don’t ya?

My WIP this Wednesday makes me squee! there is something about striped socks that is so fun and addictive.

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I’ve made it to the ribbing on one sock (waiting to finish just to make sure I weighed everything out right). This one was knit in about 3 days. I was just CONSUMED.

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This one, I am about 10 stripes away from catching up! I think I’ve put in 2 or 3 days on this one? I know I cast on for the first on Friday. I wonder if I will be able to finish them in a week. Wouldn’t that be nuts?!

This yarn is dangerous. I am excited for Fireweed Dyeworks to reopen at the end of march but scared too! How will I knit ANYTHING else when there this ultra squishy and thick delicious yarn to be had. My poor larch is suffering dearly. I just want to finish these so I can stop neglecting it!

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Eee! so close. The ball has shrunken very significantly. It’s look pretty unorganized. For some reason when I rewound the second ball it was really loose and almost the same size as the first one. Must have done the 1st a lot tighter. Oh well though!

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(5 days ago, hehe!)

So now that you’ve seen my socks of love, go check out some other WIPS! dooo iiiittt.

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