Socks in just under a year

According to my Ravelry project page I started these Charade Socks in August 2007.  Yikes.  That said, socks are my whenever-on-going-travel project and so do not get high priority in the knitting queue most of the time.  And I had to knit about 2.3 socks to get 2 socks (I had to rip out 3 to 4" of the first sock because it was too small and dense).  Also, I am very happy to learn that when I mostly knit on a sock it only takes me about 1 month, I cast on sock number two on June 19 and managed to get a measly 2 inches (if that) done during my six hour flight.  Anyway, I plugged away, knitting just a few rows a day here and there.  Last weekend when we went camping I was just starting the gusset and somehow during those 4 days managed to knit up to the toe.  Wow!  I actually needed to tink back 6 rows due to knot believing I'd get anywhere near that much knit and not bringing the needed info (sock #1 foot length and the toe shaping instructions).  So I finished up the toe earlier this week and just wove in my ends today.

 I hate weaving in ends.  I'm also pretty crappy at doing so, but muddled through it.  I do have to say it was a lot easier when I stopped using the large blue plastic tapestry needle and started using the smaller, bent tip Chibi needle. For some reason sock #2's stitch pattern has a lot more definition than sock #1.  Hopefully it will even out once I wash and wear them.

pattern: Charade
needles: 5" size 2 dpns (the 5" needles are great, except when all the gusset stitches have been picked up)
yarn: Crystal Palace Panda Wool (46% bamboo, 43% wool, 11% nylon) in color 9628 Periwinkle – 2 balls

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July 28, 2008. Tags: , , . Thoughts.


  1. Emily replied:

    Oh yes, Chibis are awesome.

    The socks look great! What yarn did you use?

  2. AnotherYarn replied:

    oops, can't believe I forgot that info. I will edit the post to include it.

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