Jan 4, 2011

The Last Finished Object of 2010

As 2010 drew to a close I finished 2 projects. This pair of socks which I bound off on the very last day of the year was the very last. The other thing just went into the mail today so I figure that I'll give it until next week to arrive at it's destination before posting it. For now you've got socks.


These belong to Stinkerbelle and she is quite happy with them. She ought to be. The yarn she chose for these socks was a really lovely skein of Creatively Dyed Calypso which I bought for my own feet. That's what I get for telling her to go to the stash and pick something.

The yarn is really nice to work with and has amazing yardage. I still have quite a bit left over and I have no idea what I'll do with it but it'll be good because this yarn is just so pretty. I really love the colors. Of course the fact that there is zero pooling or flashing helps a lot but it's the really subtle little sparks of red - just a single stitch every now and again - that make my girl smile. They're so small that they're like a secret that only she knows is there.


She really does love the socks though and she's already worn them... a little longer than I would've liked.

The pattern is just my usual plain, toe-up, gusset socks. I've found that the gusset and flap is much more successful than short row heels for me. They're both easy to make but the gusset and flap seems to fit better.


The only change on this pair of socks is the bind off. In the past I used the sewn bind off but this time I tried using the tubular bind off and it's a winner. It's stretchy and the look is just perfect. I think it's a keeper.


Carole Knits said...

I love 'em! The colors are awesome. Maybe you should think about a baby blanket with all your sock yarn leftovers.

Manise said...

Awesome socks. I'm with Carole! A baby blanket would be perfect with yarn leftovers.