Monday, February 11, 2008

Hawks Socks

Shy Hub declared "I don't model with skin showing." Ha! You want hand knit socks... pull up them pant legs mister! I didn't however, talk him into standing on top of the table. Bummer. I get the best shots that way. I was glad to get him modeling as they just look better than when I model them. My feet and legs are the opposite shape of his.

Pattern: Basic 3x1 ribbing, slip stitch flap heel, 64 stitches
Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisian Sock, Hometeam Football
Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)

I LOVE this yarn. LOVE it. I don't think that there has yet been a yarn that I have really wanted to use again... however, this one is. It's lovely. It's got a nice tight twist, but not too tight... it's still smooshy. Yum. It also seemed like it knit itself. When I got them done they were so yummy to hold folded in my hands and squeeze!

I started these towards the end of football season. While the Seahawks did make it into the playoffs they did not make it to the big show. I had been only working on them during games. After they lost I had to just put them away for a bit. Ironically I pulled them out again during the Superbowl. And I finished them up yesterday, ProBowl Sunday. So, now Hub is ready for next season... the last one with Holmgren as head coach... it's time for another Superbowl don't you think?!

By the way... the completion of these puts me at only 2 WIP's! It feels very strange... and good.


Miss T said...

Ohhhhh...I can almost see calf! ;P

I may have to break my resolution for that yarn. You keep talking about it!

SJ said...

Those are great socks -- such a friendly green.

Don't you feel kind of lost when you get down to only a couple of WIPs?