Pattern: Pomatomus socks, from Knitty, Winter 2005
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy, in Visual Purple.
Modifications: I reversed the lace pattern on the second sock, and copied Amanda by finishing the toe at 24 stitches rather than the 12 stitches called for in the pattern
Notes: Phew! I finished these during the closing ceremonies of the Olympics after a mad sprint to the finishing line on Saturday night and Sunday morning. I love how these socks look, but all the twisted rib has played havoc with my wrist; I don’t recommend this pattern if you, like me, have a tendency to get RSI. I also love this yarn and will definitely be using it again.
What I learnt: A number of things. I learnt a new cast on method for single rib, which I’ll share soon. I learnt that knitting for a deadline is not for me, but that knitting something along with other people is.
Those socks are awesome! I love the color. And I’m jealous that you actually finished your Ravelympics projects. I’m a big slacker.
That is an amazing color! And about knitting under a deadline: agree(1)…
I also learnt that knitting to a deadline isn’t my thing! I will remember to give you a good hard slap if you consider it again 4 years from now!
They do look absolutely fab though…despite being a ‘pain in the wrist’.
….and aren’t you just a proper little smartypants for reversing the pattern!!!!
Lovely! I really must knit this pattern – it’s been on my to-do list for too long!
Those are beautiful! I love both the color and that you reversed the lace pattern. Nifty touch … it makes them look so very professional. Congratulations on finishing your Event and knitting yourself a smashing pair of sox.
Divine colour. Good on you for finishing! They look fantastic. One day I WILL make socks like that 😀
They’re fantastic!!! The colour, the way it suits the pattern, everything. I want purple poms!
They are great! def. gold for those!!!
i was admiring everyone for their great efforts but didn’t join in- two reasons got too much to do, and secondly dont like knitting with deadline- feel i got already enough of those in my life as it is.
congrats for your success!
Congratulations!! They look fabulous.
I’m with you – hate knitting to a deadline but love to participate in a KAL. So nice to have company isn’t it!
Oooh very pretty! Great idea reversing the lace pattern! Why didn’t I think of that!!!!
They are beautiful. Great job!
Gorgeous socks. I am going to have to try that pattern. Congrats on meeting your Ravelympic goal, too.
Beautiful, beautiful socks! I’m just starting to dip my toe (pun intended!) into sock knitting, and these are inspiring.
Found your blog on ravelry. Your knitting is gorgeous. Very inspiring. I love the color of these socks and that lovely cardigan in your previous post.
Deadlines can be fun but I like to break mine :o)
I am so impressed by these socks. I have yet to finish a plain pair, and you have a fancy pair! They are gorgeous. I’d be tempted to buy some of those clear shoes to wear them with, had I knitted something so beautiful.
Nice work they look great. I changed the toe on mine too – I don’t like the pointy toe. Great idea using the rib cast on. You inspired me to try out a version (not sure if it’s the same – grabbed it from a book) – I love the stretchiness of the the cast on edge (something I normally have trouble with).
YUM that colour is gooorgeous!
Those are beautiful! Like a work of art.