Saturday, April 14, 2007

Stick a fork in it...

They're done!

Anastasia socks

Pattern: Anastasia socks
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Country Garden
Needles: 1.75mm Inox DPNs

I got this yarn from an awesome SP and I love it. I think I've already waxed poetical on it, but I honestly cannot get enough. The yarn was amazing; it was a delight to work with and the colours worked up beautifully. As much as I appreciate pooling because of it being the nature of the beast, this was so much easier to deal with because I wasn't stressed out about colours stacking on top of each other.

The pattern was also great. Simple, easy to remember and worked well with the yarn. I did adjust my short-row heel in that I did it over about 60% of the stitches. I also adjusted the total number of stitches on the foot and leg, to adjust for my own foot size and the fact that I like a tight fit in a sock.

The real triumph in this is the fact that it was finished despite this:

Torn nail

After the screams subsided, I trimmed my nails and wrapped a bit of tape around the tear.

The solution

Much better.

As an aside, China's gone and blocked blogger blogs again. Boo.

6 comments:

mle said...

Gorgeous socks! I've been wanting to make that pattern too...it really does justice to colorful yarn!

Emma said...

They look beautiful. Isn't CTH the best? I love it too.

Queen Frogger said...

Lovely socks but that nail looked painful!

Knitting Bandit said...

I finally learned how to do a short row toe, so I'm ready to cast on my Anastasia's!! Yours look great! I always pass on Cherry Tree Hill, I may have to take another look at it after your Rave reviews.

bitterbabe said...

Aww Brit I miss you so much!!!! Your knitting looks beautiful - hope you are enjoying Beijing still - can't wait til you get back and we can have a reunion!

Jennus Interruptus said...

China's blocked blogger? Whaaaa? Lovely socks, though! That much I understand!