I finished this pair of socks for my friend, Alyson. I've been working on my Summit Shawl (Wrap), but took a break from it so that I could do her socks. I've been promising her a pair, so thought that I would get them done so that she can wear them while the weather is cold.
The hat and socks are dried and blocked. I'm okay with how they both turned out. The only thing I would do differently with the hat is, I would take the ribbing down to 1.5 inches instead of the 2.5 inches that it is. Since I will only be wearing the hat when I'm out exercising (walking), I'm not really that concerned about it.
Here's the hat I finished tonight. Just washed it and now it's blocking. Since I don't have a dummy head to block it on, I thought that the balloon would do the trick.
The socks, of course, are blocking on sock blockers. These will also be for my friend, Mark. They were finished a couple of nights ago, but have been waiting to finish the hat before I washed and blocked both projects.
So, what are you guys working on this weekend? I have two things currently on the needles that I'm working on. One is another pair of socks for my friend Mark. I think I like this yarn better than the yarn I used for the other pair I knit for him. The other thing I'm working on is a hat in left-over sock weight yarn.
ETA - *****My friend wearing his socks at work today.****
This is a pair that I finished yesterday. I did try to match up the stripping again this time and think it came out pretty well. I hope you guys aren't getting tired of seeing socks. I don't post them on here for praise, but just to share my work with you guys. The guild that I'm in is starting a KAL this month for the Ten Stitch Triangle. The Ravelry link is:
This is a pair of socks that I finished a couple of days ago. Before I started knitting the socks, I was looking at the yarn and couldn't make up my mind if I really liked it or not. I didn't buy the yarn, if was given to me. After completing a few inches on the sock, I came to the conclusion that I did like it. I guess it just took seeing how the color combination worked up in the fabric.
Here's another pair that I finished yesterday, then washed and blocked them. The colors remind me of a shirt I had in the mid to late 80's of Alexander Julian.
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