Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Finished: Embossed Leaves Socks

Still playing catch-up, but these are the last pair of completed but un-blogged socks.

Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks by Mona Schmidt (Interweave Knits winter 2005/Favorite Socks)
Yarn: Louet Gems Fine/Sport Weight (100% superwash merino), colorway Fern Green, one skein plus part of a second
Needles: two US 1 (2.5 mm) 12" Addi Turbo circs
Started/Completed: May 20/June 10
Recipient: My future mother-in-law, for her birthday
Mods: I joined for working in the round from the beginning, shortened the cuff to 3/4", and did not cut the yarn after turning the heel

I loved this pattern, strange instructions notwithstanding. The yarn I selected was a little short in the yardage, I grant you, but it makes for incredibly squishy socks. These are a little on the thick side, so I'm not sure if the recipient will be able to fit them into shoes, but that only means she'll wear them around the house and therefore will be able to show off the patterning all the way down the sock.

I am already planning a pair of these for myself, in some Koigu I picked up not long after starting these socks.

Last night I decided I was ready for a little break from the sock knitting and cast on for a new sweater for Aidan. I'm using a basic baby sweater pattern, but I'm working in some color to make a replica of a jacket for what is destined to become Aidan's favorite baseball team. Can you guess which team that might be?


Tonight it's time to start the raglan increases and get the main part of the sweater going. I can't stand the cuteness -- and only for this little one would I make all those color changes and have to weave in all those ends!

8 comments:

Jenn said...

I just read in the comments section of this post http://alison.knitsmiths.us/002279.html#comments
that Mona Schmidt didn't design the pattern with that funky cast-on, Interweave put that in. Too bad I didn't know that when I was mumbling about the pattern under my breath while casting on. I hope your MIL loves them!

DPUTiger said...

With that color scheme, it's gotta be the Cubbies. Little Aidan can comisserate with the Hubster as the futility continues for a second century.

Jen said...

Lovely socks, and such a pretty shade of green!

Yvonne said...

Love the socks!! You are a tad obsessed. ;-)

tana said...

Those are gorgeous. I can't wait to make those socks! I got some LL for them - the Old Rose even - but I love them in the Fern. Thanks for sharing how they turned out.

Octopus Knits said...

Beautiful socks! I'm sure your MIL will love them. That's a very patriotic color scheme for the baby sweater(probably the Cubs, as suggested above)!

nikki nimble needles said...

These are so pretty. I have been wanting to make these in the exact same colorway. :)

jenfromRI said...

Others have suggested the Cubs, but to me it looks like the Red Sox. Those embossed leaves socks are gorgeous!

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm not sure how I got my boys interested in knitting. They see it all the time . . . osmosis maybe?