Thursday, January 11, 2007

My first 2007 FO!!

Yesterday I finished knitting up my Cabled Footies!!


Cabled Footies from One Skein
Cast on: 4 January 2007
Completed: 10 January 2007
Wool-Ease Worsted - 138 Cranberry, less than one skein
Plymouth Bamboo size 8 DPN's

The pattern calls for about 225 yards of yarn, and Wool-Ease has 197 yards per skein. I bought three, thinking I could make two pairs and still have a good amount left over for some other project. I knit the smallest size, but added one inch to the cuff and still used less than one skein of yarn. So I've got plenty left over to add to the ever growing stash.



My only complaint is that I don't like the pointy toe. You decrease the toe until you have a total of eight stitches left. I knew it would be pointy, but I did it anyway. The don't look bad on the foot, but next time will knit the foot a little longer and only work the toe down to 16 or 18 stitches instead of 8.

Hurrah for socks knit in worsted yarn on size 8's!! These are a great quick gift knitting project, and they are my first FO for Holiday Headstart. They also count as my January socks for Sock a Month 2!! Whoppie . . . now on to some knitting for ME!!

20 comments:

Melissa said...

Those are pretty cute!

Sonya said...

Those look warm and squooshy!

miss88keys said...

What a great quick knit. Those are adorable & look extremely comfy!

Chrissy said...

Lookin' good! And hey, you can make 2 more pairs. PS. You can't tell about the pointy toe when you're wearing them.

Lynne said...

Yay!!! Don' you just love that pattern? What a great start for your Holiday knitting! You won't even have to have a list by the time December rolls around!

Kelly said...

Congrats on your frist fo of the new year!

Kris said...

They look great. I have wide feet so I never decrease that far either.

Zonda said...

Those are really nice! Yummy color and look very warm. I agree about the toe, I'd do a mod too!

I'm jealous..hehe..binding off my first FO right now...you beat me ;)

Scoutj said...

Yippey for FO's!

Jenn said...

Yeah, I didn't like the pointy toe on mine either, but they were also a gift and I couldn't measure the feet!
Love the color of yours!

Dipsy said...

Oh, they're so gorgeous - what a great pattern, and you knit them up so fast! Amazing!

Jennifer said...

How funny is that? I just posted my first FO of the year and guess what it is? Yup - cabled socks. Great minds think alike. Miss you!

Katt said...

They look great! Though like you I wouldnt want pointy toes...I would probably do the same thing as you. Longer foot and reduce the toe leaving more stitches.

Hey I got a favour for a swap I wanna ask you about....If you are interested..Email me.

Katt

Sourire11 said...

Very cute! Yeah for getting a head start onf all of your gifts! That's super-super organized.

Oh and by the way I'm sortof unofficially doing the walk 100 miles thing... I'm keeping track at least - 8.5 miles walked so far!

carrie said...

congrats on your first knit of 07. i actually like the pointy toe.

Anonymous said...

They look great! Congrats! :)

Jessica
http://zarzuelaknitsandcrochets.com/blog

Olga said...

They're little elfin stockings! And hurray for Wool-ease!

Ragan said...

Congratulations on your first FO of 2007!! Yay! They are very pretty. I love quick knits. I often use the size 6 dpns for the kids' house socks. Tee-hee. Super fast!...Love the details in your sock.

Mintyfresh said...

I'm with you on pointy toes, but these are still totally cute! congrats.

Kimberly said...

Oh those are sooo cozy!! I love cozy socks.

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