Tuesday, September 30, 2008

DH's Socks

DH's socks are finished!!!  Woohoo!!!  He is happily modeling them for me and they are a perfect fit!  He wanted to wear them today, but I said that I had to take them for show and tell at knit night.  Was that mean to do?

Pattern:  Retro Rib Socks from Favorite Socks 
Yarn:  Knit Picks Risata (a cotton blend for those of us in warm weather states)  I have been asked to report back if this yarn pills after washing and wearing and I will!  Right now they have a nice squishy feel.
Needles:  US 2 doing 2 at a time on magic loop (a new skill for me).
Mods:  None really.  I did 15 repeats of the pattern for the leg, 19 for the foot and 4 rounds of plain knit before starting the toe.   And look how much yarn was left. 

Talk about walking on the wild side.  I'm very glad I only did 15 repeats on the leg instead of the 17 the pattern said....I would have had to order more yarn.   In case you were wondering DH wears a mens 10-10.5.  These are also my September socks for the Pair A Month Challenge.  I was definitely cutting it to the wire!

Thanks for all your kind thoughts and prayers about my health.  My tummy feels better today but I'm tired.  I know the Lord will give me strength to do what I need to do.  (Maybe He will provide a little time for a nap too!)


Stacy said...

Woohoo for a FO! They look great.

I'm glad you are feeling a little better. Take care of yourself!

Jennifer said...

They turned out great! I'm sure he "understands" you taking them to knit night. Where else do we have show and tell? Well, I guess your blog but you know...
That was close with the yarn!

***Commented before leaving on my lunch break. So it's legal.

Trudy said...

THey look great--I've gotten some o the KP Risata, and it does feel so good, doesn't it!

Love the color and pattern--you done good, Girlfriend!

Suzanne said...

They turned out great!! I sure wish I could do that magic loop, I know I could get socks done so much faster. At least you don't have a lot of waste with what was left over. Fhew!

Wool Winder said...

They look great! Of course you had to show them before he wore them.

Bea said...

I don't think it was mean. He'll have lots of opportunities to wear them! They look nice and comfy and warm too.

Davene McBride said...

They look great! Tell DH that he's a good sport :)
Love you and glad the tummy is better!