Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Holy Crap! A Finished Object! And It's Not a Dishcloth!

Hedera Socks on BlockersYay! I finally finished them. I would have finished them much sooner, but they were the victim of knitting A.D.D. Heh. So here they are. My modified Hedera socks. Hedera Socks Modeled How did I modify them? Well, for one, the pattern is written cuff down. I prefer the toe-up method so my challenge was to modify the pattern so that it could be knit toe-up but not visibly so. This required me to learn how to do a heel flap from the toe-up. I used Judy Gibson's instructions for a Toe-Up Sock for the heel flap directions. The toe, I used Wendy's Generic Toe-Up Sock pattern for the toe. The bind off, I faked. I read on Heather's blog back when she finished her mom's Koigu socks, about a sewn bind-off. She vaguely described it as entering the first two stitches on the needle as if to purl then back into the first as if to knit, rinse, wash, repeat. It works out pretty well! Nice and stretchy. They're nice and comfortable. I used Plymouth Sockotta in color #14 ("Green" - how clever a name!) and had plenty left over. I could have done several more repeats of the pattern on the cuff were I motivated at the time. Some people that have knit this report using more yarn than they thought they would. This was another motivation to do it toe-up. No running out before I got to the toe! I love these socks. They were my first successful venture into lace knitting. Even Ripple likes them! Hedera Socks Modeled with Ripple

24 comments:

zibibbo said...

Fancy feet there lady! Lovely colors!

Bezzie said...

Ripple's expression seems to read: "Lady, get your feet outta my shot."

Those are cool. I like. I might have to try a pattern-intensive pair with Sockotta next. I like the way that looks--not self striping, and yet it doesn't take away from the laciness.

Sarah said...

Those are bee-yoo-tee-full. I am very impressed with your wicked upsidedown sock making prowess.

Danielle said...

If you ever want official directions for a sewn bind-off, the Knitty Knucks pattern links to them. I like the look, but it takes kinda forever.

springyknitting said...

Great colors in your sock, they really bring out the green in Ripple's eyes!

Sourire11 said...

Very Cute!

Zonda said...

Nice work there!!

BTW, thanks again for showing me how to tink "correctly"!! You don't know the time you've saved me ;)

Tvini said...

Great work, they look fabulous!

Nice gams, too!

KnitMongrel said...

Holy crap woman, those are gorgeous! Congrats.

LaBean said...

Holey Flurcking Shnit! They ARE socks! hehe. They look great! See, you're brave. I'd have never wanted to do a backward heel flap(I just can't wrap my head around it!), so when I go toe-up, I use a short-row heel. Again, you did a fantastic job! And the Sewn Bind-off is a wonderful thing.. I also use it on toe ups.

aija said...

Beautiful! Kitty's eyes in the last shot are great next to them.

Sarah said...

Beautiful!

Very nice indeed!

Wear with pride!

And the top is looking most excellent too!

cpurl17 said...

Those socks are gorgeous and the Simply Knitted is looking great!

Donna said...

Oh, I love them! That yarn is one of my favorites, too.

KNIT A NEW DREAM said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I don't think it was ADD - I think you had to rewrite the pattern. Nice legs to boot! Sue

Rain said...

Bezzie's right - you totally got in the way of Ripple's shot. They look fab though.

Rosi G. said...

They look fantabulous. You're very brave for having turned that pattern into toe-up. I'm afraid to do that!!

Pyewacket said...

I had my first ever knitting dream last night, and I think it was inspired by your socks. It was lovely. :-)

mf said...

Great socks!

Susann said...

Gorgeous socks! And very pretty yarn.

Mary, Mary... said...

Congratulations on the footwear! Do you have a special pair of shoes to wear with them? Really, I am inspired to dig up my sock from the bottomless WIP pit and finish it. Way to go!

Laura said...

KITTY!

I mean, wow great socks! Very pretty.

Valerie said...

Holy crap! Look at those socks! ;)

You did a fine job, and you should be proud!

Ceci said...

Those are gorgeous! Are you wearing them just everywhere?? I would be. Without shoes! (so everyone could see 'em, of course.)