Friday, February 08, 2008

A FO! And Only Two Years In The Making!

Dancing socks

Yes, people - it took me over two years to finish these socks. Not that they were overly difficult or my sock-knitting skills that paltry... but I finished them last night! I'm wearing them right now and I have to tell you that they are the most comfortable of all the socks I have knit for myself.

The Specifics:

Yarn: The now-defunct Knitpicks Dancing (and I can't remember the colourway), 2 skeins
Needles: Now this is one of the reasons it took me so long... size 0 DPNs. I thought I was working with size 1s, but then when I gauged them last night when I was done I was shocked to find out I was working with zeros!
Pattern: The generic sock pattern from Ann Budd's multi-gauge knitting pattern book

I have to tell you... I'm itching to start on another pair of socks (not in size 0) right away!

And now, for your daily Lucky Shot:

I have to tell you - I don't know how Jen gets such clear shots of Fee and Grady...


Bezzie said...

Those colors are certainly "dancing!"

Poor Lucky--he looks like he's sick of the papparatzzi following him! Hee hee!

Lauren said...

Well obviously the long finishing time was important to the wonderful fit. They look so nice and cheerful!

Lucky is as cute as ever.

Nell said...

Lucky is definitely looking a little annoyed. Hopefully you make it through Lent without getting scratched!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I'm so glad they fit well! How disappointing would that have been...after two years...then they are too big or too small!!

They look great!!

Life's a Stitch said...

Size 0? Better you than me. They are really pretty, though, too bad the yarn is discontinued.

Holly said...

Huzzah for finishing! I like your socks and your blockers!

Thanks for the Lucky shot - he's fun to see!

turtlegirl76 said...

The trick is turning on every light in the house and turning OFF the flash on your camera and hoping and praying that of the fifty shots you take of the cat at least one turns out not only cute but clear. Not easy. But the no flash is key. For me.

Great socks! I love my dancing socks made from the yarn you gave me. The stretchiness makes them fit so well. But on 0s? oof. That's pain.