Sunday, August 24, 2008

Finito!

Finally. Elephant gestation takes 22 months apparently, but this pair of twins came close... at over a year. After setting them aside for, oooh, ages I finally picked them up recently and got to work finishing them off.

Passionfruit Socks

And this morning they were done. I wore them to knitting at the pub this afternoon, and I still have them on. Even though they are quite thin, the 100% merino wool is toasty toes making. After thinking that I might never get bitten by the sock knitting bug, now that I have them on I suspect that's not the case after all. Colour me converted!

8 comments:

Mel said...

Lovely. I think you may be a bit faster than I am. Care to knit me a pair?

The Other Andrew said...

OMG Mel, fast? :)

freakgirl said...

These are great. I'm still scared to try socks! I need to learn how to turn a heel...is it hard?

Michael said...

So pretty!

The Other Andrew said...

FG, not hard at all! I knit these toe up, and did a short row heel. There are tutorials all over the interwebs, and I knit these from instructions that were in Interweave Knits last year. (BTW, have you joined Ravelry? It's a great resource for links to free patterns and tutorials.)

peter said...

I've been thinking of doing needlework lately, my brother is the knitter [while watching TV]

freakgirl said...

Haven't joined Ravelry yet...really should. I never want to knit in the summer. But summer's wrapping up here and it would be nice to be able to figure out how to churn out some socks by Christmastime.

ARJ said...

Very smart, sir.