Raven Wing Socks – Done!

Raven Wing FO side

  • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight – Winter Jewel (Nov 2013)
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering
  • Needles: US Size 1 circulars (two at a time)
  • Pattern:  Raven Wing Socks
  • Size: Women’s Small
  • Time Spent: 33 hours
  • Dates: 3/5/2016 – 4/5/2016

First 2013 Rockin’ Sock Club pattern done!  I started backwards; this is the last pattern for that year.  I know the first pattern was my least favorite so I’ll probably end at the beginning.  Everything in between is up for grabs!

I liked a lot of things about this pattern.  The twisted cable and ribbing works well for me and looks much neater than the standard rib & cable.  It might be “cheating” because I know this is a tension problem but the results are so much nicer that I’ll stick with it.   I’m also quite happy with the colors and over all look.

Unfortunately I doubt I’ll wear these much.   Once the sock is on it’s comfortable but there is a non-stretchy point that makes it hard to get on & off over the heel/ankle.  The foot fits perfectly.  The heel is a bit too long and the ankle/leg is too small.  The heel flap is purposefully longer to accommodate the twisted stitches but I didn’t need that extra length. I did need more room at the ankle and leg and that wasn’t accommodated enough for me.  I know I have fat calves so maybe that was it.  I’ll watch that in the rest of the patterns!

Meisi Gloves – Finished!

Meisi Gloves FO

  • Yarn: 53 g (half skein) of 2 Guys Signature Fingering, Black Cocoa Cream
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering
  • Needles: US Size 0 & 1 (2.0 & 2.5 mm) dpns
  • Size: Small
  • Pattern:  Meisi
  • Time Spent: 39.5 hours
  • Dates: 8/8/2015 – 11/24/2015

My goal was to finish the glove by the end of the weekend but I was so close that I finished it Tuesday night before leaving to visit family for Thanksgiving.  We had some freezing rain on the trip so I was happy to have these with me!

The second glove went better than the first, especially the fingers.  I picked up a lot more stitches between the fingers and then decreased in the following rounds to get back to the right count.  That eliminated the gaps between fingers really well.  The instructions for the thumb had similar extra stitches/decrease pattern but I think all the fingers need this.

The yarn is incredibly soft and feels amazing.  The downside is that it’s already got some fuzziness just from a long weekend of wearing and it does stretch out more than I’d like.  I haven’t picked out my next project yet but I’m thinking some fair isle gloves might be a good choice.  I really loved my first pair of knitted gloves so I’m going to look for something similar.