Thursday, July 19, 2007

In Full Bloom

Stick a fork in me. I am so done! The flower halves have been reunited!

Quickie recap:
pattern: Twisted Flower by Cookie A!
yarn: Louet Gems Pearl in Willow 2 skeins
needles: KP size 1 (2.50 mm) circs
size: medium

Comments not already discussed ad nauseum in previous posts:

Apparently the skein for my first sock was short anyway on yardage as I had to use the leftovers from the second sock skein to do the toe on this re-knit.

On this last time, the sock obviously went faster due to a comfortable familiarity with the pattern, but also due to finding a cabling w/o a cable needle tuturial that worked for me thanks to Carrie. It's amazing that no matter how perfectly logical and well written the various tutorials are online, what it boils down to is what works for one's style & tension in knitting.

I love this pattern, but it's safe to say that after knitting what would be considered 3 socks, I won't be doing this pattern again in my lifetime. Well, at least for a very, very long time.

Off to ribbing island on my Something Red cardie and a Horcrux sock, though I'm already tempted to finally cast on for my STR club Solstice Slip socks. I should get back to my Menehune Cobblestone sock though.


IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Great job!!! I love them!

Kel said...

The socks are beautiful! Props to you for soldiering through all three of them. Thanks for the cable needle-less cable links. I had done this on the Eunny Jang Bayerische, but couldn't figure it out for the STR Monsoons. This helps!

Zonda said...

Amazing!! Beautiful!

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

So I had this little contest and you might have won. I'm not going to tell you what you won...but it ROCKS!!! And no, its not a boat. hehe..come see

tapmouse said...

I'm still impressed as hell! Looking good...and inspiration for my future Gothic Spires!