Monday, 5 January 2009

FO: Firestarters

My first pair of socks for 2009 completed. I really like the look of these Firestarters and they are very comfortable. I knitted them in SWTC Tofuties using 2.5mm circs. The only modifications I made was to use Judy's magic cast-on. This is really a terrific cast-on for toe up socks. And seeing as I'm not a big fan of short rows I decided not to use them for the toe. Instead I did a yarn over one stitch in on either end of every second row and then on the alternate rows did a ktbl in each of the yarn overs. That seems to work really well for me.

Well, with the completion of these socks my stash busting count has begun: 221m (241yds). Unfortunately this week will see the end of my stash loss because I have to purchase some more yarn. Yep, tough isn't it? I can't tell you about the project in the blog but for those of you on Ravelry you will be able to see it on my projects page as soon as it is up and running.

Now I can go and dip my toes in the ocean and I can't wait!


val,abe & happy said...

very nice indeed! do you think they'll fit my size 7US or 5Uk foot *hint,hint* :)

Anonymous said...

Rock on, I see many more awesome socks in your future --ask me how I know ehehhe!
I am very much looking forward to our lunch on Wednesday, the interview not so much!!

T. said...

But stash enhancement is so fun, right???