February is For Finishing Frankensocks
|I joined the "February is for Finishing" group on Ravelry - because the UFO completing fairy is taking its sweet time in making it to my house.|
Today I finished weaving in the ends on my Raindrops Keep Falling on My Socks. I started working on them April 2007, and they have been sitting on a shelf for at least a year just waiting for me to finish the toe on the second sock.
Why the delay? Well, it turned out that I ran out of yarn. This is what happens when you knit a size 11 sock at 11 stitches to the inch. In a cable pattern to optimize yarn consumption.
I had some leftover Socks that Rock, so I used it to do the bottom part of the short row toe.
Note the perfect grafting job at the bottom - they may be Frankensocks, but they are Frankensocks without a visible seam.
Sock #1 knit up fine, but the first time I knit Sock #2, something seemed wrong - then I realized that I had used a 2.25mm needle rather than a 2.0mm needle - so I frogged it back, and then put the socks on a shelf because some other project caught my eye.
Next up is either Hand Hoodies or Yummy Fable gloves - I am realizing that my projects often get put aside at particularly finicky or difficult points in the pattern. Do I want to figure out how to knit the thumb on the first Yummy Fable glove, or figure out how to do applied I cord with a circ? Sounds like a good night to do laundry!