Sunday, March 24, 2013

Down to Business

 With no boxes left to put anything in, Tux and I decided to take today and get down to business...
 While he kept my feet warm, I worked away on my Business Casual socks. The deadline for the KAL is tomorrow - and since I have to work late tomorrow  - that left today.

But they are finished! I was really getting worried near the end. I made the large size (72st) and for men's size 11 feet. Halfway down the foot, the remaining amount of yarn was looking bleak. I've never run out of yarn on socks before, but these were a little longer in the leg that I normally do. As it turned out, I had to cut the toe on the second sock by two rows. After grafting,  I had four inches of yarn left! Yikes! If I make these for a man again, I'll make sure I have a larger skein (House Cat only has 400 yards)
I love the stitch pattern on these. It's so cool, and so easy to do once you get moving. Expect to see it in some of my future designs. As mentioned - I used House Cat in Cafe au Lait (stolen from Mom's stash).

So... now I have the whole evening to work on a shawl... my new design.. or the Stray Cat shawl? Decisions, decisions....

9 comments:

Dee said...

Very nice socks. Glad you were able to get them done without running out of yarn.

Tux is ADORABLE!! I think I need a kitty.

Rachelle said...

Don't forget to to post them in teh KAL thread on Tanis' group! Lovely socks

Sava said...

I also really like that stitch pattern! Those socks look so cozy.

gayle said...

Love the socks! And what a feeling of relief when the yarn made it. I've had so many times where I had to rip out the toe of the first sock so I could knit matching toes in another yarn, because I ran out...

Araignee said...

Whew! Thank goodness you had a happy ending. They look great!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Congratulations! They look great!

You often shorten socks so these must seem quite long to you. Isn't that worry about running out of yarn the worst feeling? Glad you made it through!

Nancy Kay said...

Cute to see you and Tux "down to business." Everybody doing their job! The socks look great, a very handsome pair. I have not made socks that large, and I've wondered whether or not 400 yds would do it. Yes, that pattern is really a good-looking one!

Frieda said...

Congrats on getting them finished ,they're very nice ! Mine aren't finished yet :-(

Zenitude said...

Those socks are next on my list, I'll be sure to pick a skein with more yardage since hubby does have big feet.