Saturday, August 8, 2009

I've got socks on my mind!

I've been a busy knitter lately and have three pairs of socks (and one single!) to show for it. I can't believe I've finished so many socks in a few weeks' time.

First up is my first pair of socks for my boyfriend:

Josh's Hiking Socks

I knit these out of contrasting colors of Knit Picks Swish DK -- an enjoyable yarn to knit with. I hope they hold up well. I'm hoping these socks come in handy on our trip to the Pacific Northwest in a few months!

The second pair looks a bit like these -- same yarn, different colors. I won't show them here because they're a Christmas gift for my mom, and she reads this (hi, mom!).

The next pair is one for me -- woohoo! These have been on the needles for an embarrassing length of time -- 19 months. I started them in December 2007 on a trip to Pittsburgh. Oof. The yarn (Brown Sheep Wildfoote) was not pleasant to work with - I found it to be very splitty, so I always put these at the bottom of my knitting to-do list. Since they took so long to finish ... you can see I had some gauge issues:

FO: Uneven socks

Oh well! They're just socks for me, and I don't mind how "unique" they are. The yarn got a bit softer after a soak in wool wash, so I'm hopeful they'll become part of my regular rotation

Last, but definitely not least, here is something hot off the needles:

FO: Trekking sock

I knit this Trekking 100 sock in five days. YIKES. That is a record for me. I love, love, love rainbow-y yarns, and this is no exception. It's really thin, and I was afraid it would be splitty, but I haven't found that to be the case at all. Its mate is already on the needles. I don't think I'll finish it in five days' time, but I hope to have another finished pair to show soon!


  1. Wow, you are so fast! That Trekking sock flew off the needles :D Go you!

  2. Love that olive/rust combo, and the Trekking.

  3. Hey Laura! It's Victoria, your mom's friend from SC back in 2005. Your mom gave me your Ravelry name and I linked to your website. I wanted to comment on your lovely Trekking socks because I knitted a pair out of this same yarn!! Yours are lovely.