Friday Finish: Block n Socks

I’ve got not one but TWO finishes under my belt this week- both quilty and knitty.

First off, the quilty. I came in just under the wire with my September do.Good Stitches Harmony Circle block. Thank goodness it was a simple block… A low volume/bright log cabin, a very big one, finishing up at 19″! I think it took me as much time to choose fabrics as it did to sew…

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I got it in the mail Monday, and hopefully it has already reached its new home. Looking at it now, I wish I had put the bright blue and pink inner logs further out, but oh well. I’m so glad I got to use those fun little birdies again!

And now, the knitty finish. A(nother) pair of socks, of course… These should have been the fastest socks ever. I had knit the pattern (Sarsaparilla by Cookie A, from the October 2012 club shipment) before and I adore it. The first sock flew off my needles in under a week.

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I cast on at a Saturday night Rockies game, and kept going on a Monday game- and even with 2 games in 3 days, I managed to miss Todd Helton’s 2,500th hit. Ah, well, we still had fun.

But the second sock? It took me forever. I took it with me to the beach, and I was frantic that it wouldn’t be enough knitting to last a week.

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But the truth is, I barely picked it up all week, even on the 6 flights (denver to funeral, funeral to beach, beach to denver). I was feeling so mellow, I was past knitting. Which I thought was impossible- who knew?

And then when we got home, I cast on for Henry’s giant Xmas gift- a nearly bed sized knitted minecraft blanket. I’ve done the match, and I should just barely squeak it out in time for the big day. So I decided I could only knit the socks at work. And they barely grew.

And then the yarn broke not once, not even twice, but THREE times within the last inch of the toe. Grrrrr. That was an excessive amount of end weaving to have to do for a sock. Last night I gave up and broke my own rule, and finished the toe at home. Finally.

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And these socks have turned out to be nearly impossible to photograph. In the in-progress shot, you can really see the cables. But not in these… I love this pattern, and I think I will eventually end up making one more pair, in a completely solid yarn, so the cables will shine as they were meant to.

Friday may bring snow to Denver (ugh, I am so not ready for this) and so these socks may get broken in really quickly…

Here’s hoping it’s warmer where you are, and that you had some good finishes this week, too!

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday and Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday

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15 responses to “Friday Finish: Block n Socks

  1. Despite the frustrations, your socks look great. There’s nothing like a pair of hand knit socks!

  2. Toast feet, that is the best there is! 😉
    Esther

  3. Andi

    Tell me about the yarn! I love the color change.

  4. Did Denver get hit with snow today? We had a bit but I see that the 25 to the north is closed as well as the 80 closed from Laramie to Cheyenne. I can’t believe that it’s that time of year already. 🙂

    • We barely got any snow, just enough to get everything a bit wet I HATE snow, so that was a relief, but I know more is coming eventually.

      Meanwhile, I’m glad you were able to comment!

      -Sam

  5. BTW, since I once opened a wordpress account with my email, anytime I try to leave a comment it wants me to login. Not sure how but I guess that I should try to delete the wordpress acct that I don’t use.

  6. nohatsinthehouse

    That block is gorgeous!

  7. Ooh I like those socks!!! 🙂 We’re almost into Summer here so less socks needed but I bet yours will come in handy 🙂 thanks for linking up

  8. Love the scrappy log cabin block. Love it.

  9. It’s definitely warmer where I am 😀 Love the yarn that you’ve used for the socks.

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