Sunday, October 08, 2006

An FO and an Anniversary.

Celebration is in order! Michael's Banker socks are finished, and just in time to commemorate our 2 year anniversary of our first date. The socks, my first completed pair of socks, turned out fantastically, I think. I really enjoyed making these socks. The pattern was simple, but nice for acclimating me to sock-knitting. I am definitely up for knitting more complicated patterns the next go 'round, though. The Mountain Colors 100% wool is absolutely fantastic. I love the subtle varigation of a somewhat solid, and the deep blue color of this yarn is super-nice. I am already scheming how I might acquire some more of this yarn in the more substantial 4/8s worsted weight weave or the new 3-ply wool so that I can make a hoodie out of it. But, as it is, I have enough sweaters to work on!

Michael's Banker's Socks
Pattern: Mountain Colors Designs Banker's Socks
Fiber: Mountain Colors Weaver's Wool Quarters, Deep Blue Solitary Colorway
Needles: Size US 2 dpns
Completed: October 2006
Notes: Even having to accomodate for a whopping size 13 foot, I only used one 350 yd/100 gram skein, and even had a little to spare.

Detail of socks on new owner:

Detail of the toe and stitching:

Detail of the 2x2 ribbing:

So, Michael got socks for our anniversary (and some cushy new cycling gloves!) and I got an awesome, awesome necklace that I absolutely adore. Happy 2 year anniversary to us!


Blogger ShannieKnitChic said...

Great socks! Mountain Colors is nice yarn. Congrats to you and Michael!! And I love your hair...I would love to see the "whole" picture! Love you!

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Will Tate said...

congratulations on the anniversary

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

The socks turned out great! My first couple pairs never actually became pairs :) Cute necklace, too.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Happy anniversary. I *love* the jewellery from smallthings -- that's who made your lovely necklace, no? And I think it would look very nice with a Buttony Sweater...

11:05 PM  
Blogger knittingphilistine said...

Thanks! Yes, the necklace is, indeed, a lovely piece from smallthings. Turns out I now have a smallthings fetish... *must* have that bee necklace and the modern pods one! Need more anniversaries!! :o)

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Mom & Dad said...

Congrats to you and Michael. Glad to see he will have warm feet this winter.
LOVE the hair cut.
Will send pictures from this wonder beach vacation soon.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Lovley necklace!!! My husband gave me one from her for our 1 year wedding anniversary!

7:35 PM  

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