Friday, September 7, 2012

FO Friday 103

Happy Friday!!! I hope you all are excited for the weekend and have great things planned. My husband and I are looking at houses (to buy) on Saturday, which is always fun and on Sunday we're either going to the beach or going apple picking! I know, very different things. I must say, I'm SUPER excited about apple picking. I've never gone before (I know, shocking right?) and it's always been one of those things I've wanted to do. I always joke that I want to be an apple picker in another life. I know it doesn't sound glamorous but something about it makes me want to try it.

As I mentioned, Thursday a few great friends of mine (from my knitting group) and I went to a few yarn stores. We ended up going to three different ones (all new to me) and then had lunch by the beach. You can check out my Instagram for the pics (and to see what I bought) at @candyskein or you can check out the Candy Skein twitter feed to see the same pics! We had great fun!

 

I tried to take a picture of my socks on with Doctor Who in the background but it's hard to get a picture of your tv (with an orange background!)

I give you my Doctor Who socks!!!!!!!




THREE WEEKS in a row people. Can you believe it? That might just be a record for me for FO Friday!



I made them with an afterthought heel. The cuff and foot (minus the heel) is only off by ONE row in the stripes. Crazy, right?? It wasn't as hard to match them up as I thought. The heels are slightly different for a few reasons. A) it was hard to match the brown up to start the heel where it was on the first sock since it wasn't at the beginning of the brown. B) the first gusset area was a little tight, so I added a few more rows to the heel before the decrease on the second sock and also went down a few more stitches in the decrease before kitchnering the toe. Both are very wearable obviously, but I may just add a few more rows to the tighter one. Next time I do after thought heels I'll know the exact amount of rows I need to get it right for both socks, as this was my friend time.

For all my notes on how I made these socks (I didn't use a pattern), you can visit my project page where I left the notes on Ravelry!

Materials used:

Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in Time Traveler (two balls)
Needles: 2.5 MM
Pattern: No pattern. After thought heel



That's it for me! I hope you all have a great weekend!

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24 comments:

  1. I love your socks! And are you by chance going to apple hill? Love that place!

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    1. Thanks! I'm not sure. It's somewhere in Julian. My husband got a groupon for it!

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  2. I love your socks--and three weeks in a row is awesome!!

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  3. Beautiful socks -well done they look so professionally made

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  4. This must be Dr. Who week. It's been quite the chatter in my Ravelry Group. Can you believe I have co-workers who have never heard of the Dr. Seriously! I got blank stares when I brought up the Tardis too.

    Love your socks.

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    1. Isn't that sad??? I found Doctor Who about 3 years ago or so. I LOVE it!

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  5. While you might not be happy with the quality, I think the pic of your socks with Dr. Who in the background is AWESOME! Congrats on three weeks in a row. It sounds like you're going to have a great weekend. : )

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  6. Oh, I love those colours! Perfect timing for Doctor Who, I would wear them with every episode.

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  7. Thanks for the link for your notes! Love the result :)

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  8. I can't believe it's been three weeks in a row! You go, girl! These socks are so pretty and I love how the stripes match up.

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  9. Love the Doctor Who shot! Good luck house hunting tomorrow!

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  10. An afterthought heel? I'm impressed!
    The socks look great!

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    1. HAHA, I've come a long way. ;) You were around here before I even knew how to knit!

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  11. lovely socks!!! i have got to learn to knit so i can make socks like this!!! :o)

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  12. I saw a link to this on Fresh Stitches! Fun socks!

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  13. OH, those socks---amaaaazing stripes and colours, and I'm curious about your tattoo, as well. ;)

    Also, the honeycrisp apple colourway? Is tempting me beyond belief. Amazing work, as always.

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    1. Thank you!

      You can see all about the tattoo here from a few weeks ago: http://tamisamis.blogspot.com/2012/08/fo-friday-100.html


      Also, I DO have a skein ready and waiting to be purchased and shipped of Honey Crisp. It needs a good home. ;)

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  14. Thank you everyone for the kind comments!

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  15. Ooooh I love them ... especially the heels!I have to admit I have never seen an episode of Dr. Who ... so I don't understand the motif, but I do love stripy anything!

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  16. Nice socks. What a great memory you'll have of them being inspired by Doctor Who. Good luck on the house hunting.

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