Sunday, February 17, 2013

Year of Projects: Child's French Socks


Folk Knitting in Estonia: Aino's Gloves • Anu's Christmas Gloves • Anu's Mittens • Anu's Stockings • Avo's Mittens • Ellen's Stockings • Helgi's Mittens • Hilja's Mittens • Ilmar's Socks • Juta's Stockings • Kalev's Mittens • Kristi's Mittens • Laila's Socks • Landra's Gloves • Liidia's Gloves • Liivi's Stockings • Maarja's Socks • Maimu's Mittens • Marko's Mittens • Meida's Mittens • Merike's Gloves • Rita's Stockings • Sander's Mittens • Tiit's Socks • Ulla's Gloves • Virve's Stockings

Knitting Vintage Socks: Gentleman's Shooting Stockings with Fluted Pattern (1887) • Gentleman's Sock in Railway Stitch (1889) • Gentleman's Socks with Lozenge Pattern (1895) • Bed Sock in Lemon Pattern Fancy Knit Stripe (1896) • Cycling or Golf Stockings with Fancy Cuff in Trellis Pattern (1897) • Heelless Sleeping Socks (1897) • Child's French Sock in Citron Pattern and Diaper Knitting (1898) • Child's First Sock in Shell Pattern (1899) • Gentleman's Half Hose in Ringwood Pattern (1899) • Gentleman's Sock for Evening Wear (1900) • Evening Stockings for a Young Lady (1900) • Fancy Silk Sock for a Child of 5 or 6 Years (1900) • Gentleman's Fancy Sock (1901)  Gentleman's Plain Winter Sock with Dutch Heel (1901) • Child's Sock in Miranda Pattern (1904)  Baby's Bootikin (1905)    Little Child's Sock (1907)    Ladies Useful Stockings (1913)    Ladies Silk Stockings with Clocks (1914)

Hurray! The second skein of yarn arrived in Friday's mail and it's a perfect match for the first. You can't even see where I've joined it on each sock.

It feels like I've been knitting these socks forever, and that's not far from the truth. Just a couple of weeks ago I screwed up the cuff of the second sock not once but twice. Last week I ripped back and reknit both socks once thinking that if I shortened the foot by one repeat I could squeak through with the yarn I had. And then last night I ripped back again, added that last repeat back in and reknit the toes. It's a testament to this yarn how well it stood up to all the ripping and reknitting!

What's next for my Year of Projects? A scrappy pair of socks, I think. In one of the introductory chapters of Knitting Vintage Socks, designer Nancy Bush offers four variations of ribbed socks. Sounds like the perfect way to knit through some scraps! More on that next week!



12 comments:

Gracey is not my name.... said...

OMGosh! I love the color! I have to get back to socks today..I took a break...

Wanderingcatstudio said...

They look fantastic!

geeky Heather said...

Those are beautiful; congratuations!

Ruth McKeon said...

Yayyyy so glad the yarn was a perfect match, the socks look great ! Looking forward to seeing the scrap socks

Kim said...

Scappy socks sound fun! Can't wait to see them. These today are lovely--you do such a great job.
*smiles*

Sarah said...

Gorgeous socks!! (as always)

Catherine said...

Love those socks! Such a pretty stitch pattern and gorgeous colour yarn. I am filled with awe that you ripped out several times to get them just right - I am never so patient!.

I have such a large stash of sock yarn I am determined to knit one non-sock item for every pair of socks this year - I am hoping to have 12 pairs of socks and 12 non-socks by December! But I also have that vintage sock book which I would like to justice to!

Keri said...

I just got the book on Friday and I did so because of that exact pattern. I love yours. The colour is great.

nauget bluff said...

WOW, talking about hanging in there for this project..but they look wonderful..worth all that extra effort you put into them.

Kepanie said...

This teal is extraordinary! I love it.

rummages around for her Jedi robe so she can steal this pair with. Jedi mind trick!

Chrisknits said...

Whew! They are done. And still as pretty as when they weren't done. Wear them with joy.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

The color is so stunning.