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Thursday, September 21, 2006

one point five.

Whew. These Ronald McDonald's took *way* too long...

stripepair

Toe up 60 st DK socks, PGR style
Started: August 15, 2006
Finished: Sept 21, 2006 (!!)
Henry's Attic Kona Superwash dk, dyed with koolaid and easter egg dyes
US 2 dpns (2.75mm), 4

Not much to say but woo! they're done :) Oh yeah, and this (which totally eclipses my handknit pair):

hangtensock70s
Hang Ten 70's (?) vintage kneehighs

Sort of like that old girlfriend who's better at (insert here) than the current. My mom gave me this pair back from her heyday as a disco bunny (she had rhinestones on her glaases thru the 80s, too)... I actually have 2 pair-- the other's blue yellow & white, but I've lost a mate so there's only one of those. Currently the lonesome is a cozy for something special, I couldn't bear to not use it since its so fun. These socks are my kid's favorite socks, he hikes them up all the way to the crotch and holds onto their tops while slipping on the hardwood floor-- the closest we're going to get to thighhighs in the near future, Yahaira! ;)

Previous posts on toe up McDonald socks:

August 17, 2006
August 24, 2006
August 29, 2006
September 17, 2006


...point five?

boy2
new meaning to camel nevermind. color's closer but still not right, texture's blurry.

boy1
less blurry in the light of day, color much more off.

One boyfriend sock down, one to go. I knit until the skein was done (literally! ends woven in i had about 6" of yarn left over from the top). These are for a 10.5" long foot, and I started the heel after completing row 3 (i used the PGR heel & toe for these-- knit 5 rows even after completing the toe). I was able to knit the cuff all the way up to row 4, then ended with 7 rows of k1 p1 rib.

I love it, the cable and rib panel looks great, and I like Alice's pairing of k1 p1 at the top (i always default to k2 p2, but this sock is so fitted i'm not worried about it staying up and actually was hoping for it to be a bit looser that far up, which i think the k1 p1 does). I used the "graft off" top from SS: PnF to bind off the top, but here's a link to a photo tutorial of the same (they call it a "faux kitchener bind off"-- its really easy if you've got kitchenering down.) I used it for those dk weight socks, above-- I think it looks better on finer yarns (or maybe it was just me this time), but the bind off on the dk weight socks looks wonky. I've used it before on lighter weight socks and didn't see any slantyness like I did this time.

When knitting the short row heel, I took some pics because this always thrills me when I get here:

heelin
delicate little line inside the heel

heelout
outside of short row heel, no holes (i'm stretching the fabric).

I get such an icewater thrill when I see those stitches from the sole angling upwards.

But then again I'm a dork like that :)

30 comments:

Jenna said...

Yeah. DEFINITELY knitting those boyfriend socks next. I'm bewitched!

lexa said...

Love your hand-dyed socks! The colors did turn out really nice. I really like the boyfriend socks, too. (Gotta practice those short row heels!)

Gotta love the vintage Hang Tens!

Kristi said...

Those boyfriend socks are awesome. I really like the color in the pictures, and am intrigued as to what they really look like!

Anonymous said...

Love the stripey socks! Both pairs are so happy :) The boyfriend socks are awesome too. I don't know if I'd have that much patience - so cabley. When I do short row heels, I'm super-happy if the holes are barely noticeable... Someday...

Chrissy said...

I love the look of the boyfriend sock. The color is totally perfect with that pattern. On another note, I love your stripey happy socks. Everytime you post a pic of them it just screams happy!

Leah said...

I love the kool aid socks!!

Oh & short row heels are the BEST!

Melissa said...

Love the socks you finished! The boyfriend socks are wonderful!

hillary said...

The stripey socks are very happy and fun looking but the boyfriend socks are the ones that really get me. I must try a pair.

Karen said...

love the socks. And yours totally eclipse the Hang Ten not the other way around. Oh my goodness, the cabley goodness of those boyfriend socks, must have some for myself!!

beckyboo said...

The stripey socks rock! They came out awesome!

aquaknits said...

Your striped socks look great, and those hang tens are too cool! Your mom must have been fun!

The boyfriend sock is so wonderful, I really think it's calling me for socktoberfest...

yahaira said...

your mom must kick ass! those socks are insane!

and thanks for adding yet another sock pattern I must try! those boyfriend socks are great.

wha? no thigh highs?!

Kathy said...

I LOVE the striped socks. They just look happy!

Dave said...

As usual, great looking socks. I guess I'm a dork too ... taking little hits of joy from the most unusual but usual places is great fun :-)

Joelene said...

Big lurker here, I just wanted to let you know I love watching your amazing sock progress for a while. So I just wanted to say Hi!

Joelene said...

opps, the above comment was from me..

Ava said...

Great looking socks and heel! What's the PGR hee?

Jennifer said...

Your hand dyed socks are fabulous! The boyfriends socks are fantastic as well.

Jeanne said...

The hand-dyed socks are beautiful! Great colors. Boyfriend sock is realy nice - thanks for the link to the pattern.

Monica said...

The boyfried sock is awesome.

Alyson said...

It's hard to impress knitters with a "regular old" sock....but that one's pretty hot!

The ones you knit look fantastic!! I still just LOVE that boyfriend sock pattern.

Stacey said...

Geez, I go away for a few days and socks appear everywhere! :) They are both great - the boyfriend socks have great texture!

Rhonda said...

Oh my, the things that thrill us these days huh? I have family & friends that say, "You blog about WHAT? What for?" They just don't get it!

Rhonda said...

BTW, beautiful boyfriend socks!!

Zonda said...

Nice work there! Love the blue!
Your hand-dyed ones came out well too!

:)

mf said...

cool ronald mcdonald socks!! I dont' like short rows to much but love your point 5!

Karen said...

Pretty socks! And beeeeautiful short row heels!

HPNY Knits said...

enjoy the little things in life, it does not make you a dork!
great looking socks, and the BF shocks in that blue- fab! what a great way to help put stuff behind ya'!
hooray for creative spirits.

Allison said...

Your boyfriend socks rock. And the color? Perfect.

Alyson said...

PS: I can't believe you're not making a play for my free sock yarn. You call yourself a sock pr0nographer - but someone did suggest your pattern to me! :-)

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