Wednesday, April 18, 2007

It's over!













Start date: Let's not discuss that.

Finish date: Apr 17!

Pattern: Arch Shaped Socks from VK Fall 2006

Yarn: Laines du nord 100% merino, 3 skeins each black and purple, size 2 bamboo needles.

Modifications: Oh, ha. Damn near everything. I cast on 82 (pattern called for 80), increased 8 rows to accomadate my shapely calves, and followed my generic top-down sock pattern after that. Adjusted the toes so they weren't quite as square (I had to reknit them a number of times so as to not cut the circulation to my toes off, which was more my problem than the pattern's). Oh, and modified the front diamond pattern because I'd messed it up the first time and then decided it was a design element.

I think they'd've done better calling it a "guideline" rather than a "pattern."

They're damn pretty, though. And DONE! HA HA! THE CURSE IS LIFTED!

...well, this particular curse, anyway. I think that gauge one is going to stick around for a while.

15 comments:

Elinor said...

Wow. Those look great! What a knitting marathon! You've done well. Now you need a stockinette sweater or something super easy as a rebound knit! :-)

Scattered Gemini said...

Those are fantastic! Way to go.

Who among us doesn't alter a pattern here or there? I think it's part of the obsession. ;)

grace said...

They are ever so loverly! Congratulations on finishing them!

Janice in GA said...

Maybe they were a pain, but doesn't the extreme fabulosity of the finished product make up for it??

Wow.

Fresh Ground Knits said...

gorgeous!

knittingphilistine said...

Oh the fat lady can shriek her lungs out! Those stockings are FAB.U.LOUS. Oh, I want my own pair.

yarnmule said...

They are absolutely incredible; congratulations!

Emily said...

Thanks, y'all!

Elinor: For reals. I'm actually looking for a simple sweater pattern since I have a bunch of tweed... Hm...

Janice: Isn't it amazing how quickly one forgets the agony upon holding a finished project? No wonder I keep knitting!

KnittenKnots said...

Wow!! Those are gorgeous - great job!!

Tanya said...

Way, way too fabulous! You have inspired me to give some knee high socks a whirl, I wasn't sure I had the stamina but the end result, those are gorgeous!

Kate Christ said...

Oh, my gosh, I just drooled on my keyboard. Those are awesome!

David said...

Nice! That was one of the few issues of VK worth buying, imho.

She-knits said...

These socks are flippin awesome!!!

Heather said...

Awesome, and inspiring! I love this pattern.

elizabeth said...

Those are awesome! I especially love the picture of the bottom of the feet!