Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WIP update

Last month I wrote about my plans for knitting on my honeymoon. I thought I'd bring two sock projects and a shawl - in the end, I didn't even bring the yarn for the shawl. The two sock projects are going well, however.

First up are my yellowy-orange fish socks.

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The ubiquitous Pomatomus by Cookie A. - I'm really enjoying the pattern so far, though I know if I stop paying attention I will easily cause a disaster. I am about to start turning the heel on these, and so far I haven't made any mods.

Next, some boring boring man socks. (Not socks for a boring man, though!)

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The yarn is actually dark green. I intended to make Mr Pitt's Socks by Kaitlyn Wong for my husband (husband!). These are a close approximation. Amidst my frustration at having to restart several times, I completely ignored the pattern which begins with 2x2 rib for the cuff, and did 1x1 instead. This isn't a weird mod or anything, but it's strange for me since I'm not a fan of how 1x1 rib looks when I knit it, so I don't usually do it without being asked! (Yes, I should really try out combined knitting which may fix my problem - maybe some day I'll get around to that, but today is not that day.) Anyway, not a big deal, but just a little bemusement from me.

More WIPs at Tami's Amis!

6 comments:

  1. Pomatomus looks amazing, I love that colourway!

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  2. The fish socks look great, the pattern shows up really well with that yarn.
    Ali x

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  3. Wow, those fish socks are so pretty! And you're knitting two socks at a time? That must be so challenging!

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  4. Both pairs look fantastic! I love the orange socks the best though they are so vibrant. I hope you are having a wonderful time!

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  5. That is very sweet of you to knit your new husband a pair of socks. I have been married to mine for 16 years and he's still waiting! Your Pomatomus is looking fabulous. Love the orange and yellow.

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  6. Those socks look like they will be amazing!! Love the yellow

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