Sunday, June 13, 2010

an assortment of FOs

I have a couple finished knits to show ...

First up, a finished pair of socks:

FO: Tricoter Socks

Socks that Rock lightweight in Tricoter
US 2 needles, 68 stitches, 2x2 rib

I knit the first toe-up (to maximize height) and the second cuff-down, just for fun. I really love this colorway knit up.

Next up, a sock that took about a week or 10 days (I think), because it was my trip knitting in Missouri:

another finished sock
STR mediumweight in Quinault Canopy (a MDS&W 2010 purchase)
toe-up, 64 stitches, 2x2 rib
US 2 needles

I'm so happy with how the yarn worked up! No over-the-top pooling. It's just a really tall, cushy/comfy/cozy socks. Again, I cast on the mate as a cuff-down sock, just to mix it up.

And the last of the sock brigade:

FO: a sock

Yarn: OnLine Supersocke 100 Afrika
US 1 needles, 72 stitches

I started this in late April and put it on hold to show my mom how to do a heel turn and gusset when we were in Missouri two weeks ago. The foot of the sock just flew.

Speaking of sock knitting, my mom has finished her first sock!! I am so very proud. She sent me a picture-text message at almost 11:00 last night showing it off once she kitchenered the toe.

Finally (boy, I didn't think I had been knitting this much but now I think otherwise), a Jayne hat:

FO: Jayne hat

This is a hat as seen in the sci-fi series "Firefly" -- many a "Firefly" fan has made this hat. I made it to wear to a screening of "Serenity" (the movie featuring the same cast) yesterday. I saw a couple other Jayne hats but of course I liked mine the best. =)

Next up, I'm going to keep working on the mates to those single socks and keep on working on a shawl for my grandma. I'm in the never-ending stockinette portion of another In the Land of Oz.


  1. Your socks are great, and I really love that Quinalt Canopy colorway. The Jayne hat looks like it'll warm up any chilly day just with the bright colors.

    Congrats to Mom for her first sock, and with the stash of sock yarn she picked up on your trip, it's obviously the first of many!

  2. holy sock knitting girl! you are a crazy sock knitter for sure - where do you find the time?!?! And all the fab colors of your yarn - i'm super jealous!