Wednesday, April 11, 2012

lavender and plum

swap socks 2012 #1 by gradschoolknitter
swap socks 2012 #1, a photo by gradschoolknitter on Flickr.

Finally! My swap socks for the first swap of 2012 are finished! I started these Feb 20, but other, bigger projects (aka the dissertation and defense) took precedence and so the second sock, especially, hit the back burner for a while. Coupled with my forgetfulness (I was nervous and didn't pack ANY knitting for the defense trip!), these poor socks languished on the needles longer than necessary.

But no more! They're done and I'm quite happy with the way they turned out.

Pattern is Feather and Fan Socks (Rav link; also available online and free w/o rav login).
Yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Deep Waters and Blue Violet. (Approx. .5 of a skein each.)
Needles are US 1.5 dpns.
Mods: Decreased to 68 sts over foot... 72 just seemed like too much. Decreased to 16 before grafting toe.
My pair raveled here.

Hope my partner enjoys her new socks!!

ETA: The next swap is fast approaching. Sign-ups will begin in early May. If you want to take part, check out the International Sock Swap Group on ravelry!


Elinor said...

Those are cool! I've been seeing a lot of F&F lately, and I like it on a sock. :D Also, congrats on your defense, Doctor Erin.

gradschoolknitter said...

Thanks Elinor! I like it more than I thought I would, actually. And I especially like that the purl rows are omitted on the top of the foot to avoid bumpiness.

Andi said...

Love these socks. Your partner is going to love them!