2006 FO Round Up
I thought it would be cool to see them all together at the end of the year. As there are five days left of the year (including today), I've compiled five mosaics of my FO.
Yes, it will be kind of boring to read, but this is a knitting blog after all. I won't cry myself to sleep if you just look at the pretty pictures and click on your merry way!
Off we go!
From Left to Right:
1. My Swedish Clown Cotton Socks--These are the socks where I became a 3 needle bind off toe convert. I brought them on me on my interviews in San Antonio in June. I forgot my yarn needle and it dawned on me I didn't need it--I merely turned them inside out, bound them off, and never looked back!
Yarn: Marks & Kattens Clown
Pattern: Just a simple broken rib
2. Another pair of cotton socks. I love cotton socks. The yarn for these was part of my first yarn purchase in San Antonio at the infamous Yarn Barn.
Yarn: Plymouth Sockotta
Pattern: Stockinette baby!
3. I jumped on the Jaywalker bandwagon about a year after the first wagon took off. I gifted these to my Yankee Candle pushing Aunt after we spent a weekend with her in Dallas when she was in town for a trade show and she couldn't get over how cool these socks were. I nearly finished the first one that weekend with her.
Yarn: Opal Petticoat
Pattern: Jaywalkers (duh)
4. My VERY first pair of socks! Oh man they suck. The heels blow, the cuffs are too short (I was afraid of running out of yarn) and the toe grafting sucks monkey butts. The toe graft is giving way and there are holes forming in the toes. Easily fixable, but it adds to their newbie charm.
Yarn: Reggio Exclusive
Pattern: Simple 2X2 rib cuff
5. Die German Socken! My brother (the hunky one y'all seem to drool over) married a German girl in January 2006. Shortly after they set the date for their wedding Herrschners had a kick ass sale on Regia Nation yarn in the German flag colorway. I bought six balls. Yeah, I went a little crazy. I made this pair, a pair for my mother in a pattern called "Toe The Line" (I never took a picture of those ones completed), and I swapped the final two balls for some yellow acrylic yarn. I really wanted to go to their wedding and even went so far as to secure me and Chunky passports. Alas, my indentured servitude to The Man prohibited me from going.
Yarn: Regia Nation
Pattern: Another simple 2X2 rib