Saturday, July 28, 2007

Sockapalooza 4 Socks are DONE!


Yay! They're done! And my new sock blockers arrived just in time to model them. The socks still need to be washed and blocked for real, but I was so excited that I had to post them right away.

There are still a lot of leftovers from the Raspberry Chocolate yarn that is the main color of the socks. How much? I don't know...like fist size when it's scrunched up? Very scientific, I know. See, I never weigh or measure my yarn so I have no clue what I have. I leave that sort of thing to the more organized and anal amongst us. I have to be organized and anal at work, so I save energy by letting my crafts be controlled by fate, luck, and happenstance. A little heartache with unsuccessful projects now and then is worth the freedom of crafting laziness.

Some of the yarn will get wound off to send to my Sock Pal -- along with the leftovers of the green/brown used for the toes, heels, and cuffs -- to fix any holes that might arise after what I hope will be many wearings.

But what to do with the rest? My sister-in-law would really like some little footlets from this yarn, but there's a chance it won't be enough yardage. I think I'll go ahead and take the risk -- use bigger needles, plain stockinette, and live dangerously!

9 comments:

Ana said...

I am sending the leftover yarn to my pal. I figure she could use it if there was something that needed fixing on the socks later on.

Mozilla said...

Wow those look great. I love the color combo. Good thinking about sending some to the pal for fixing. I wouldn't have thought of that.

Roxanne said...

Awesome socks...what a fabulous knitting job you did! Can I feature you in my FO gallery in my store? Sure would love to! And how about some baby socks? Oh so cute and don't take hardly any yarn at all!

Emma said...

Love the socks, the colors look great together!

Carrie said...

What a lovely pair of socks, you have a lucky pal!

Jennifer said...

Lovely socks Mrs. Hipp! So I just sat by the pool for two hours knitting my armwarmers! Have I caught the bug? Not as bad as some that I know, but I am finally starting to see the appeal. Of course, I'm still a long way from bringing my knitting to Boneheads for dinner. Some peeps are CRAZY! Hope you had a lovely post-glowball weekend! - Ms. Kunz

Lisa said...

those are beautiful! I love the contrast heel and cuff. Your pal will love them for sure. Congrats on the finish.

danielle said...

Wow, those socks look fantastic! If you knit a lot of socks, you could always save the leftovers for a patchwork-type project -- baby blankie, mittens, or even kitchen-sink socks...

Jess Poskozim said...

I agree with the baby sock or baby bootie idea that others have said. They don't take much yarn but boy are they cute. They're great to have on hand for little baby gifts.