May 27, 2008

Just Under the Wire

Look! It's the Elfine's Socks that I started in June of 2006 and they are done, done, done. Whew! I am so relieved to have finished them before the 2 year mark. No pair of socks should take that long. Sweaters maybe but not socks.
I love these socks and look forward to wearing them because they are just wonderful. The pattern is lovely and the yarn... well what can I say about Koigu that hasn't been said before? The stuff is gorgeous and my only complaint is that I don't have any more of it in my stash. I'll have to fix that soon.
When I pulled these out of my UFO pile on April 15th, there was little more than 2 toes on a pair of circular needles. Since then, I've finished about 4 other socks (not pairs) and worked on a bunch of other stuff. What I'm saying is that these are a nice, easy knit and that it didn't require huge concentration or dedication to get them finished. It all boils down to the method of knit - 2 at a time. I hate it. It just doesn't work for me and with rare exceptions, I won't be doing it again. I crave variety so I like having two different socks on the needles at all times. That way I can go back and forth and spice things up a little bit.


Cursing Mama said...

They are very pretty. I love the color.

sprite said...

I think sometimes variegated yarns obscure lace patterns, but these two work really well together. Good job!

Margene said...

Love the sock, love the color! They were worth the wait!

Carole Knits said...

I love 'em!

Adrienne said...


Anonymous said...

Those are some gorgeous socks!