Saturday, May 22, 2010

No More Finals!

Finals are over. They have been for a week, but I needed the extra time to clear my head... and then there was a business trip to scenic Secaucus, NJ. There's nothing much in Secaucus. Its redeeming feature is being a 10 minute train trip from Manhattan.

But now I'm back, and there has been knitting. Not much, but there has been some. Let's start off with the entrelac socks I finally finished. The stripes line up, I couldn't believe it.


This is my first afterthought heel. I thought unraveling the contrasting yarn and picking up the stitches would be a pain, but it was surprisingly quick and painless. I love how the heel doesn't interrupt the stripes at all. I think this one is a keeper. Not for every sock, but definitely for self-patterning sock yarn.


The "separating stripes" led to some funky pooling. I may knit these socks again with a stripes-only yarn to see what happens.


The gory details:
Pattern: Flechtmustersocken from Der Geniale Socken-Workshop by Stephanie van der Linden. It's recently been translated into English, I've seen it at stores. Very good book.
Yarn: Beryll HappyStrick. Never heard of it before, but it's nice.
Needles: US #0. No surprise there.
Comments: These took me a long time, and I'm not sure why. But they came out OK for my first entrelac socks, and I hope my sister likes them.

14 comments:

Julies knitting corner said...

You are nice for leaving a lovely comment for me, some how I thought you might like the bag of carrots. Well I bet you feel good now you have got through those finals, and as for your socks they are super. You can see how much work has gone into these, like the colours too. best wishes Julie.C

Bonnie said...

Congrats on finishing up your finals, and on those entrelac socks! They came out great. I'm sure your sister will love them!

Elspeth said...

congratulations! I'm very impressed with the socks - I've never gotten that far with Entrelac.

Becky said...

Those heels are great! I love how they squared up with the stripes. What a nice gift.

weezalana said...

Great job matching up the stripes! And I'll bet the entrelac makes them even more warm and snuggly!

Nell said...

Nicely done!!!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I had to immediately comment on the socks before even reading the text. WOW! Love!

kemtee said...

I like 'em. I don't think I'd wear them if I were hungover, but I I like 'em a lot!

peri said...

Well done on getting through your finals all in one piece.

Am loving those sockies.

fleegle said...

Those socks are amazing! My brain can't even contemplate entrelac for socks. They are really lovely!

I suspect you can can but a female version of that tux at the same place we got ours--Photoshop :)

LBorealis said...

Congratulations on the end of finals! Hope you'll have some time to kick around doing whatever your heart desires. Love those socks - they match up perfectly, I'm impressed!

craftingabetterlife said...

They came out great! I bet you're relieved to have them done---the socks and the finals :)

Bezzie said...

I love them!!!!

Eileen said...

The socks look great! You did a terrific job.