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Monday, 21 July, 2008

The first of the Vinnland socks are finished!

I modified the pattern quite heavily. The toe, heel and cuff are all things I made up along the way, and I chose to not continue the design onto the back of the socks.

These are the first socks I’ve made with a design on them, and I’m not won over. They look nice, but I prefer color over pattern. But a change is nice every once and a while, and these are beautiful.

I’m not 100% sure I’m going to work on the second sock right away. Below is a picture of one needle I used for this sock (a size 2, on top), and one I’ve used for my last couple pairs (a size 1.5, on bottom):

The Brittany needles are just short enough that they make my hands cramp, and the ends poke into the bottom of my palm. And since I seem to have turned into a sock knitter I think I need to invest in a set of double pointed needles, like these from Knit Picks.

I’m not going to order them anytime soon since I have many more skeins of yarn that call for the 1.5’s, but since I’m a good little knitter I have a feeling I’ll probably start on the other Vinnland sock this week. Heaven forbid I have an unfinished object hanging around.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Mom permalink
    Monday, 21 July, 2008 4:41 pm

    Beautiful sock!!!!!!! I looked at the needles but do not see the size you mentioned in that set…maybe they have other sizes?? Bring it along camping I want to SEE!
    xoxoox

  2. Monday, 21 July, 2008 4:57 pm

    That’s a nice set of needles you’re looking at. Looks like the sock bug got you good!

    The short needles poke me in the palm, too; we must hold our needles in a similar way.

    Did you make the back of Vinnland in ribbing or stockinette?

  3. Monday, 21 July, 2008 4:58 pm

    pretty!

  4. Matthew permalink
    Monday, 21 July, 2008 7:31 pm

    those would look great on a zombie, it would really bring out the color of its eyes!!!!

  5. Knitter Kitter permalink
    Sunday, 27 July, 2008 5:13 pm

    I have the DPN set from KnitPicks and I LOVE them! They come in sizes 0, 1, 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2 and 3 🙂 And you get six of each size in the set just in case you (or your kitty) breaks one… Not that I’m enabling you or anything, but since you enabled me with your evil stash on Ravelry I just thought I’d share 😉

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