I’m caught up on the FO photography again, and have not one, but two new things to show you! First off, my last FO of 2011:
Pattern: Spey Valley by Nancy Bush, published in Knitting on the Road
Yarn: Mountain Colors Crazyfoot in Peppergrass
Needles: US0 / 2.00 Inox express circulars
I only did 8 rows of ribbing #1 and 3 repeats of ribbing #2, rather than 12 rows and 5 repeats respectively, because I made the whole leg shorter and wanted to keep the original pattern’s proportions relatively intact. I’m a little sad that ribbing #2 doesn’t show up all that well, but other than that, I’m pretty happy with the sock. Nice and simple knit, for the most part, although I don’t really know how I feel about working the braids.
I like the yarn a lot – soft, but not overly so, and the colors are gorgeous! Now I just have to figure out what to do with the rest of it… I have nearly half a skein left!
This is my third pair of my 2011 self-imposed sock club, which I obviously didn’t finish. But, with the three pairs I did from the sock club, plus the two for T, I beat my previous record of four pairs a year (held jointly by years 2006 and 2009). So, I’m calling this a win anyway!
Also a win is my first project for 2012:
My own Felted Clogs! Yes, it’s the same yarn and pattern as T’s, although I opted for a plain join for my slippers’ soles. It’s a little weird to have an item nearly identical to his, since we are SO not the matchy-matchy couple-y type. But I didn’t know what else to do with the rest of that bulky wool, so slippers it was! Now I just have to figure out what to do with the last 70-something yards…