Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Some recent FO's

Since this is a new blog, I thought I would start with some recent FO's. These socks were knitted to fit the feet you see them on from wool custom dyed for the project by the person wearing them. The socks with green legs and heels were made from what was leftover. What did I start with? A full skein of Patons Classic Wool Merino and some Wilton's food dyes. Obviously, these are socks for little feet. Does anyone know if you can get a pair for an adult out of just 220 yards of worsted? The socks don't look quite like this anymore, however. He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Allowed-Near-Wool led them into a close encounter of the felting kind in the presence of the washer and dryer. Are probably even warmer, and still do fit, but only because I stretched them with a wooden spoon and the recipient is highly forgiving. The ones that have no green have not yet been felted. I am keeping an eagle eye on them.

1 comment:

CatBookMom said...

LOL! It's a good start, and the choice of layout is particularly apt, T, for a 'Wandless' Knitter.

About getting adult socks from one skein (220yds) of worsted? This version of Horcrux calls for 250. Maybe if you make them ankle sox??