Thursday, July 26, 2012

FO Friday - Socks

Finished the socks with plenty of time to spare for the Friday FO post :-)


I also decided I'd better start getting ready for the Ravelym... I mean Ravellenic Games and wind my yarn into a ball. Good thing too, as it took me an hour to go from this:

to this:

The yarn is SO soft and lovely to work with :)

Now I'm all ready and eager to start :) I'm a bit worried about my gauge though. If I'm doing this right, the stitch count is spot on, but the row count is off by a factor 2!!! How is that even possible? I think I'm going to assume that I'm not doing it right and am in fact counting two rows every time I should count only one, because in that case the row count would be spot on as well ;) But I'm kerflummuxed...

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  1. Lovely socks! That yarm looks yummy, gorgeous colours - what is it going to be?

    Knitty has a good article on gauge which I come back to quite often:
    http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/FEATsum05TBP.html

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  2. Oh wow - that Candy Skein is beautiful. Love the socks too :)

    Hope you get your gauge issue sorted.

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    1. I did, thanks! The ravelry page said "21 rows in garter stitch" - I've always counted gauge in garter stitch ridges, so I got confused. Thankfully when I looked at the pattern itself, it said "21 garter stitch ridges", so I was right on the money :)

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  3. Well done in getting those amazing socks finished. And the yarn that Tami Amis made is super

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    1. Thank you :) And YES!!! It's a delight to work with. I foresee many purchases in my future ;)

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  4. Your socks look really cute. And I am in love with that yarn. It is so pretty XD

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    1. Thank you :) It was the candy skein for June. I fell deeply in love with it the minute I saw it and knew I had to have it. Fortunately it's a delight to work with as well.

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  5. MMmmm...candy skein. Can't wait to try it! I keep thinking I should wind my yarn, then realizing the yarn I'm using is already in balls.

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    1. Working with candy skein is dangerous!!! It's so soft and lovely to work with. I see many candy skein purchases in my future ;)

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  6. Gorgeous socks!! And you got Candy Skein! I covet that so hard! :)

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    1. It was June's pick. The minute I saw it I knew I had to have it. And now I'm afraid I've gotten hooked... I need more Candy Skeins!!!!

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  7. Love your stripy socks! So much fun! And I'm dying for tonight's cast on, too!

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  8. Those stripy socks look awesome!! And your Candy Skein yarn looks fabulously yummy!!

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  9. Congrats on those socks! I'm not making anything for the games, but will be following and cheering from the sidelines.. I can't wait to see how that yarn looks...

    mary

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  10. I don't worry too much about row gauge - stitch gauge is waaay more important in almost every case. In fact, I don't usually check my row gauge for socks :)

    Love the stripey socks!

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  11. LOVE those socks -- I'm such a sucker for stripes, and those colors are awesome. Happy Ravellenic-ing! The opening ceremony is just underway and I'm stuck at work for a few more hours. Go Multnomah! And Tami's yarn is awesome. You're going to love working with it!

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  12. Love the socks! You are invited to share this with Show Your Stuff blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-34.html

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  13. It's really hard to match row gauge, which is why I love patterns that tell you to do x, y, z for 3 inches more than ones that say for 3 rows :). The socks are great. Good luck in the Games.

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    1. Usually I don't worry about it either, but this pattern actually said "knit for this many rows", so I wanted to be sure.

      Fortunately it turned out to just be a rookie mistake :)

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  14. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/08/show-your-stuff-35.html

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