Friday, July 10, 2009

Wrestling Socks

I joined the WIPs Wrestlemanis 2009 group on Ravelry, (Team: Burning Down the Stash) with the much needed goal of spending the month of July cleaning out the old works in progress that need to be, well, finished. And I dug out a few:

  • Six pairs of socks
  • 1 Lace Stole
  • 1 Lace scarf
  • 1 cardigan

So I attacked the socks first, going after all my cast-on craziness that I'd done during May and June while I was stuck at home. I've been devouring Cat Bordhi's book New Pathways for Sock Knitters, and pulling from the stash to make her wonderful examples.

These are the socks I started at Madrona last February in Cat's class on Sock Architecture. Knit on 0 dpns, and using the Riverbed architecture, they were a great learning sock. I even finished them with this cuff, which I find I like better than your usual K2P2.

I also had these socks on the needles, but I didn't like the plain heel that I had done on the first one:

So I frogged it back and did a reinforced heel. Then I noticed that there isn't a single heel in Cat's book that isn't done with anything other than a reinforced heel. Now I know why, especially when you see the difference:

I've one more pair of socks off the needles and just in need of few finishing touches then it is onto my Lacy Stole which has languished for far too long.

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