Saturday, January 24, 2009

finished socks

Well here they are. My second pair of socks. This pair didn't take nearly as long as the first. They're not very fancy, but I'm not a very fancy guy.

I used Jarbo Garn's Raggi sock yarn, (100g, 150m, 70% superwash wool, and 30% nylon), knitted on US #6 needles, one ball per sock, (size 13 EEE), toe-up, Magic Loop, Judy Becker's Magic cast on, Encroachment Heel, and sewn bind-off.

(wow, that's a mouthfull)

I'm already planning my second pair. I'm using Socks That Rock medium weight, colorway Valkyrie. I'd like to try the "Fleagle Heel" on these, but can't find directions on line anywhere. (Hockeymom........ HELP!!!!!) I think I'll dress these up with some cables too.

Now there seems to be a little problem developing. As you know, I have acquired a wee bit of a yarn stash. Within this stash, there is practically NO sock yarn. As you sock knitters know, you must use sock yarn to knit socks. (don't you?) I could knit other things, but right now, I want to knit socks. I'm really trying to refrain from buying more sock yarn. I do have enough to knit four more pairs, and that should be enough for now, ..............right?

(heaven help me)

And now for the weekly weigh in. I did practically NOTHING as far as diet and exercise go this past week. OK, I did try to get in a little more fiber in my diet, (oatmeal cookies), but that was about it. I now weigh 284.4, so I lost .4 lbs. I'm hoping for bigger numbers next week.


Janice in GA said...

Here's the link to Fleegle's (2 ee's) blog about her heel:

Your socks look great! And my fitness "program" isn't doing so hot either. :( May we do better NEXT week.

Jane said...

Congratulations!! They look great. And really, any loss is better than no loss at all.

Knits4Bears said...

I guess we can really say welcome to the dark side now... the sock bug has bitten! They look great!

Nell said...

Great socks! You know what they say about big feet...

2 skeins of sock yarn.

I'll miss you today.

Knit Witch said...

Welcome to "Club Addiction" for socks!! Your socks look great! There is always plenty of sock yarn on the website. If you plan to order any email me first and I'll cut ya a deal!!! :)

Thanks for the birthday wishes too!

Hockey Mom said...

Janice beat me to it! I do lurve my fleegle heel. It just fits me better!

Anonymous said...

Great socks, they look really comfy.