Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What I did on the weekend

So I managed to finish a pair of socks for husby on the weekend:

What's that you say? "Not a pair?" Well, ok, if you must be pedantic about it, they aren't a matching pair. But I did finish them both on the weekend! I guess I'll make the second one of each of them, if you insist!

I'm pretty darn happy with them though. The stripey plain one is done toe up in Regia Kaffe Fassett yarn (Landscape Fire colour) - there's perhaps a bit too much brown, and the blue and green stripes don't pop quite as much in real life, but they are very cool socks. Very surprised (but happy) when husby chose this particular yarn, as he had the option of a few different ones.

And the Buried Treasure sock - love it! I thought it would be very slow going (there's cables on every second row!) but I put in a good solid effort when I was visiting my mum, and got the leg done (92 stitches around, the leg is!) and so the foot (only 72 stitches) positively flew in comparison!

The only problem is I am not going to have enough yarn! All those cables really chew up the yarn, and even though the STR lightweight is a fairly generous skein, I will be about 10g short.
So I'm putting a call out here, anyone with 10g of STR lightweight in Beryl, please let me know if you would be prepared to part with it - I can pay, swap yarn or send chocolate! I'll also do the same on Rav, and hopefully I'll come up with some...

20 comments:

Bells said...

After your coverage of Husby's conservative shirt choices, this is quite a contrast! How cool he chose something so vivid!


And you're going to run short on Beryl? GAH! I seriously hope someone can help because by God that is one attractive sock and it needs a mate!

Do you think she'll hang out in wine bars too?

Gidgetknits said...

Love Bells' comment! Or you could just say they were Dobby socks. I'm producing lots of Dobby socks... matching can be so boring. Gorgeous socks!

Michelle said...

I love them - both! Hope you can find some extra yarn.

Leeanne said...

Your socks are just lovely (love the green one).

kgirl said...

good luck on the hunt for that last 10g! someone is bound to have some lurking in their stash, I'm sure.

that Regia is beautiful, too - very bold choice on husby's behalf :)

MadMad said...

What Bells said, about the sock/shirt dichotomy! But they're both beautiful! What a bummer about the yarn shortage!

Geek Knitter said...

Plain shirts and fancy socks... men are a mystery to me. Good luck finding some more yarn, I'll keep my eyes open.

LynS said...

Both beautiful. The stripey ones are particularly swish - would be wonderful worn with a conservatively styled man's suit.

jp said...

Try the STR thread and the RS club groups people are incredibly generous with the leftover yarn sometimes. And most of my STR socks have had leftovers.

Love the stripes.

sweetp said...

Seriously??!! You are a speed knitter!! I cant believe you got both in a weekend


I especially love the cable one

Michelle said...

i hope you'll be able to find some yarn to finish the cable sock!!! i'm currently knitting a pair of socks for my DH and it's taking FOREVER!!!!!

kim said...

Oh, I so wish I could help you out as you did for me. I'm sure some kindly sock knitter will come through. Those green socks are amazing. You really outdid yourself. Good luck!

Sarah said...

What a lovely pair! Hope you get that extra smidge of yarn.

Your Tuesday sounded fun too - I really must make that pizza soon.

lilypily said...

Ooh, I hope you get the yarn you need. Too beautiful a sock to have an odd partner due to lack of the right yarn. Fingers crossed for you. :)
P.S. I bought new shoes today - go have a look at my blog. I thought of you.

Lynne said...

Oo-ee! Those colours just about scream KF! I can't imagine WM choosing or wearing that yarn but you never can tell!

And the Buried Treasure sock is just gorgeous!

Lin said...

They are both great socks, I hope someone has the yarn you need. I like the look of your yummy pizza in the last post!

Alwen said...

More socks should be paired like that, is all I can say! :)

Bells said...

any news on the Beryl yet?

Ann said...

Both socks are gorgeous & I like the colors on the stripy sock - so bright & cheerful. Good luck with the sock yarn.

Nora said...

Any news on the yarn yet! I feel like buying another skein for you!! I can't bear to see such beautiful work go to waste!

[PS: I'll emil you about the blogger column widths and meeting up soon. Sorry, been busy. 7 days on - again. Ends on Tues for another 7... How did I get myself into this mess, I ask you?! :)]