Friday, October 21, 2011

finished object Friday

the cat wants in the photo

Hurray, it's Friday and I've got a finished pair of socks. The pattern is Hiiumaa Mismatched Mates from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush. Gavin agreed to model them this morning but no matter where and how he stood, the cat absolutely insisted on circling his feet and being in the picture. Apparently she feels that I should feed her and give her a few treats before messing around with socks.

I'm pleased with these socks and not just because they fit Gavin beautifully. And not just because he likes them. And not just because he think I should make a pair of the stripier version for him. Knitted with Kroy sock yarn they're warm, sturdy, sensible socks. I really like that about them.

It's also been a great stash-busting project. The stripes are various leftover bits and bobs of Kroy self-patterning sock yarns. For my year of projects, I'm knitting all seventeen patterns from Knitting on the Road. This is the fifth finished pair and so far it's all been from the stash. No sign of running out of yarn anytime soon!

Have a look at the blogs from crafters who've linked up at Tami's Amis for Finished Object Friday. Lots more to see!

16 comments:

Karen said...

The socks look great! I love that pattern:)

pinkundine said...

They look great, I love how the stripes don't match :)

In answer to your comment on my blog - I'm sorry, I don't have a pattern for the mitts I made - I kinda made it up as I went along! The yarn is Sirdar Crofter, so that did all the patterning, then I did some ribbing, some stocking stitch. That's about it!

CloseAcademy said...

Neat socks!

Sandy said...

They look great. Guess this wearing mismatched socks thing is really taking off with the younger set. I've seen some folks out and about wearing socks that are totally different. Red on one foot, blue on the other. lol

Chrisknits said...

I love that book. I made the Canada sock as a stocking using worsted weight wool. Love it!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I think kitty should be in all your pictures!

Great socks too!

CTJen said...

I really love the fraternal nature of these socks!

I hereby award them the highly coveted SEAL OF APPROVAL.

good work. :-)

witchyknits4ewe said...

Oh my gosh - your cat is sooo cute!!!! Love the socks too, but kitty seems to be stealing the show! ;-D

Alittlebitsheepish said...

The socks look great, and I am always happy to see cats in photos, love to see peoples' pets :)

Dee said...

I love socks that use up the scraps and leftovers. Yours look great and look especially great with a cat right beside them. ;-)

Holly said...

Those socks really are adorable! I agree, socks should be sturdy, or all your hard work won't last long when they're worn thin. Stripes are the best way to eat up left overs, and what a cute pair of socks you got out of them!

erin said...

I love the socks! I love mismatched stripey socks like that!

Andria said...

What a great pattern, I love that the socks are different!

omlair said...

i love the mismatchyness!

Kathleen said...

Yay for stashbusting, especially when it results in something as cool as these socks. I love the colours and their awesome asymmetry. (And the cat, too. I'm glad she decided it was time to share her elegance with the blogosphere.)

Magical Jane said...

those are fabulous. I too love the mismatchiness