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FFN: Christmas Edition

December 26, 2013

I managed to squeak out the socks that hold the record for staying on my needles the longest.

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They were originally intended for the giant last  Christmas and as such were cast on back in October 2012. Well I managed to knit the first one but I made that avoidable mistake of not casting on for the mate right away. Lo and behold two months later I was in full on Christmas knitting panic and it was sacrificed in favor of something else. The pattern was a bit fiddly and since I dislike that first round they got shoved back into the WIP pile and truth be told a little bit forgotten.

Well as I mentioned last post, my goal is an attempt at cleaning up the WIP pile and so once again, with the lead up to Christmas looming I took on the second sock. Not surprising it worked up quickly and by the time Christmas Eve hit I had another pair off the needles.

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Details/specs

Yarn: Lion Brand sock ease prints, in rock candy

Needles: 1.25 mm

Pattern: Simple SKYP Socks

They really aren’t that fiddly, but for I felt that way back in 2012 and so I ended up modifying them a bit by only doing the leg in the pattern. I think they turned out well and they were well received. So scratch one more thing off the WIP list.

 

 

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2 Comments
  1. Missy's Crafty Mess permalink

    Great socks. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas

  2. I love your first line! I have many contenders for what’s stayed on my needles the longest. Sigh. Too bad I enjoy the planning – choosing the pattern and the yarn – a lot more than actually finishing the project. Last year my resolution was to not start a new project until I finished the last one….thus said, only one project was in the works this year. Maybe next year I will have your goal to finish my WIPs!

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