Saturday, September 25, 2010

i'm lousy at keeping secrets

i'm knitting a pair of socks for a friend. i guess after being friends for 15 years, it's about time!

sockenmonsters!!!

please forgive the flash photo, i had a long day today, and did not get home 'til after the sun was down. the sky still had a bit of light, but all those photos w/o flash were blurry.

i don't typically knit toe up. but i wanted to for these socks, because i know my friend likes long stockings, and i wanted to use up every bit of yarn to get as long of a sock as possible.

and i was amazed that i could actually knit it all the way to the knee! the pattern is "spice man" by yarnissima. i knit the smallest size, which is 60 stitches around. when i got to the leg, i continued all in the 1x1 twisted rib. no shaping. the ribbing is nice and huggy, and i'm confident the socks will stay up.

i was going to try to keep this project a secret, but i get excited about gifts & things, and just have to blurt it out.

oh, and this sock won't be an orphan for long, as i'm already on the leg of the second sock, and i'm being monogamous.

1 comment:

Rainy Daisy said...

ooohh....I am terrible at keeping gift-related secrets, too. Especially when the gift is quite so gorgeous as this! lovelovelovelove. And congratulations on your monogamy! :P

Cheers,
Daisy