Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Socks #8 finished!

We had an awesome day at the beach this weekend....I didn't take pics.....instead read, napped, swam, watched DH build sand castles.  It was such a nice reprieve!   Of course it did slow my knitting down a little bit, but it was totally worth it!

I love how things transform with blocking....socks don't always get a blocking, but these softened up so much and smoothed out!  I'm quite pleased!

Pattern:  Flame Wave socks from Favorite socks (one of my favorite books)
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock DK (now you know why these went so fast!) in potluck purple
Size:  I made the larger size with 56 stitches
Needles:  US 3 and US 2.5 dpn
Mods:  I did a round toe...they just fit my foot better and added two rows of single crochet around the top which solved the rolling issue (plus a little blocking)  Some mentioned picking up stitches and knitting ribbing....I did consider this, but thought crocheting would be easier and would keep the scalloped edge in tact, plus if the crocheting didn't work it would be easy to take out and pick up the stitches!  Overall I'm pleased!  Now it just needs to cool off enough to wear them!  


ashpags said...

"Now it just needs to cool off enough to wear them!" Isn't that the truth?!? They look great! =)

Davene McBride said...

Very pretty! They look good on that model too :)
Love, Mom

Robin said...

The top looks very nice with the crocheted rows. Where did you get your sock blockers? I've wondered about blocking socks and whether there was any benefit to it.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful!! I see you actually used dpn's!! I'm just trying my first sock with Magic Loop. We'll see if I can do it, or like it!
Glad you had such a relaxing weekend!!

Stacy said...

I like the socks. And, I'm glad you had a good time at the beach.

Bea said...

Very Pretty! Beach day sounds fun!

Walden said...

They look great, love that colorway with that pattern!

Wool Winder said...

The crocheted edge looks like it belongs on these socks. Nice work!

Which beach did you go to? I'm trying to think of what is close to BR. Gulf Shores? Next time you really must take at least one picture to show me.

Your beach loving friend,

milmom said...

Hey, the cuffs look great! The crocheting really stopped them from rolling.

Lovs2Knit said...

Your socks look great! Cherry Tree Hill is a really nice yarn to work with. Looks like the crochet around the top really helped.

KSee said...

another great pair.