Friday, 17 June 2011

FO Friday - pink madness

As I said on Wednesday, I finished my snuggly soft simple socks. I'm not entirely sure why they seem to have an aura in this picture, but perhaps it's because they so amazing!
I love how soft and warm they are, and I love the way the yarn knitted up into such a pretty colour and pattern. I do have a few problems with them though...
At every point where I've joined the heel flaps I have holes like this, and I have no idea how to get rid of them, or what I've done wrong. I would really appreciate any suggestions on how to avoid this next time I make a pair of socks!
And I found out, after finishing the first sock, that I was doing Kitchner stitch wrong. I couldn't go back and fix the first sock, since I'd woven in the ends, so I decided to just leave them. I do now know how to do it right for next time though

I've also been very busy making preemie hats
I've not quite finished, I still have 2 1/2 boy hats to do. The camo yarn I'm using for boy hats is a lot warmer than it shows up in this picture, and I think is really cute for a little boy. I'm trying to make a few different sizes so that there are lots to choose from. They are this pattern, and i would really recommend making some to donate if you have any space baby yarn lying around!

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13 comments:

  1. so sweet! I love that idea. I do have some baby sport lying around. maybe I will crochet up a few preemie hats to donate to our children's hospital! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Your socks are beautiful & look very snuggly. No wonder they glow :-) Kitchener's a pain until it clicks in your head. I bet that most sock knitters have at least one pair with very strange grafting in their histories.

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  3. Thanks for commenting on my blog at napiligal. I'll post a pic with them on when I finish them.

    Your socks are beautiful. I love the pattern the yarn made. As for the holes along the picked up edge. I hope I can explain this correctly, but be sure to pick up both sides of the stitch you're picking up, not just one strand. Hope that helps

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  4. Here's a youtube video showing her picking up those stitches
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0OanE0ZB90

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  5. Aww, love the little hats. So cute!

    The socks look great. So funny that they have an aura around them. LOL That's a pretty good link that Napiligal linked to. Try that!

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  6. The socks are so cute, and so are the hats! :) I personally love all the pink!

    Best of luck fixing the holes at the heel flap. I hope Napiligal's comment is helpful since mine totally isn't. ;)

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  7. Very pretty color combination with the pink. Love it! Yeah, Kitchener. I have to look it up every time I make a pair of socks because I forget it from one day to the next. Guh.

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  8. I had holes in the sides of my first socks too. :(

    I'm loving the little preemie hats.

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  9. Those socks are really cool looking. I love the color. And preemie hats are so adorable. I bet they look super cute in their little hats.

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  10. I love that your socks are so awesome that they radiate their own aura of amazing! They look sweet and soft, I like the way the yarn worked up.

    Yay for preemie hats, too! I need to do some of those.

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  11. I know some people actually take thread and go through the holey parts of socks when they're done...but I don't know if that's what you were going for. I just leave the little holes as is because I usually wind up wearing another pair of socks under my hand-knits anyway...

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  12. They look so cool! I do love that yarn, and I bet they are fantastically snuggly socks :)

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  13. These socks came out great! I love the color :D Were they self-patterning?

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