Thursday, November 30, 2017

FO: Blue boot socks

Huzzah!
They are done! I managed to get the leg done on Monday's train ride home. I finished the heel and most of the gusset decreases that night. And then Tuesday I pushed through and finished the foot and toe up in one evening. Admittedly, I did stay up past my bed time to do it, but it was all in a good cause.

These ones are almost exactly like the other pair, except they are an inch longer in the leg because I didn't take my measuring tape with me. But that helps me decide who will get which pair - these ones will go to the taller of the two!

The yarn is Drops Big Fabel, sadly now discontinued. It's a nice, hard-wearing worsted sock yarn (has nylon for extra strength). Dad's got a couple pairs that are a couple of years old and are still going strong.

Just like the previous pair, I started both ball from the centre. And just like the previous pair, the stripe sequence was reversed on the second ball.
Not the end of the world, just a little bit of an annoyance.

But they are done and I couldn't be happier! It's time to get back to some Wandering Cat yarn, and another  pair of On the GO socks!

10 comments:

Bridget said...

They are so pretty! Good for you for getting them done, especially since they were seeming to be a slog for you. :-)

Araignee said...

Whoooo hooooo! I know that has to feel good. Man socks are such a slog.

Delighted Hands said...

The socks look great and you did it by the end of Nov-hooray!
What is the next 'stop' on this series of socks?

Vera said...

Love these...too bad the yarn is discontinued. Another quick finish!!

Eastside Cats said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

kathy b said...

They are great socks. Staying up past your bedtime is simply a benefit of youth! We are like logs after 10 pm around here! Then when we get INTO bed sometimes we cant fall asleep! TMI? Well just know I love your yarns and your sock finsih

chrisknits said...

I love the quilts! And the kitties, and the socks! You are getting it done.

elns said...

Fabulous! That was fast. Can't wait for the Wandering Cat Socks!

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Good for you and they look great too. I knew you could do it!

Tired Teacher said...

Well done! The socks look fabulous, and until you mentioned the stripe sequence, I hadn't noticed.