Sunday, June 21, 2009

Grande Finale - Hot Sox Part VI

The last installment of the Tofutsies "Hot Sox" club is finally finished. I love the way the colors were themed with the season we were knitting in. I followed all the patterns that were provided to us, even though we didn't have too.

Some of the folks in the club didn't even use the yarn to make socks. I really loved working up this pattern. It is another variation on a zig zag pattern I've done several times. Even though I'm a fan of the short row heel, I liked working this heel with a flap and gusset. It gave a sturdier heel.

 The ruffled cuff was another new thing that was neat to do. Although I would never picked out this color for myself, I stepped out of my comfort zone and ended up loving it. It will always remind me of the different colors of the spring. I hope that the Southwestern Trading Company and Tofutsies decided to do this again. I will definitely participate. After knitting the socks, I even had yarn left over to either make a pair of baby socks or even for a mitered square scarf.
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Kew (Whew!!)

Another pattern that I've been wanting to try for a long time. This had to be done on four needles, which I had to get used to again after using the Magic Loop Method for so long.

I really enjoyed making these, even though I had to do much frogging for the first sock. Although the photo doesn't really show the colors, but the sock is made from Koigu Merino in a blue, green and purple colorway. The lucky recipient is my mom as a surprise.

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