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FOs: Grape Fizz & Lemongrass Plain Old Socks

If you've looked over in the sidebar lately you'll notice that I've gotten a bit behind showing off some finished knits. There's even a particularly fabulous pair of finished mittens that hasn't even seen the light of day yet! I know. Shameful.


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who's got toes?*


While it is tempting to declare this "FO Week" and get everything caught up, I know that as soon as I make any sort of declaration I'll get completely wrapped up in something else and wander off. You know, like last week when I promised to blog some WIPs and then got very involved in practicing my cello and watching reruns of Bones {cough}. So we'll see.

For now I'm going to kill two birds with one stone and get a couple of pairs of Plain Old Socks off my chest. Nothing fancy here, just a couple pairs of my standard-issue toe-ups to send off to the SILs for Christmas.


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Captain Whitelegs strikes again.


Grape Fizzies:
Pattern: my toe-up version of Priscilla's Dream Socks by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts
Yarn: Trekking XXL, Color 109 (it reminds me of grape soda.)
Needles: size 1 dpns
Start to finish: October 2009 - September 2010 (the majority of this time was spent waiting for me to do the final tubular bindoff on the second sock.)
For: My SIL Kasey, who claimed them when I was knitting them at her house in Oregon last December.


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send spray-tan


Lemongrass Plain Old Socks:
Pattern: my toe-up version of Priscilla's Dream Socks by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight, Color: Lemongrass.
Needles: size 1, and 1.5 dpns (I switched to the larger needles halfway up the leg.)
Start to finish: February 2010 - November 2010 (I have no idea why they took this long.)
For: My SIL Anna, who claimed them when I was knitting them at her house in LA last February.


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more fizz please



*the question that Thunky asks every baby he meets. (A: "YOU'VE GOT TOES!!!")

Comments

lovely socks!! a classic stockinette sock in a beautiful yarns, you can't go wrong.

Wow...I love both of those colors. Your SILs are so lucky to get handknit socks!

Beautiful socks. They make me want to cast on for a simple pair of stockinette socks right now. Blast this holiday knitting.

Who's got toes would definitely make a good sock pattern name! Love the lemongrass socks!

Very nice socks!

Oh, lemongrass! Now I really wish I was a sock knitter. Maybe some day?

yes I like "who's got toes" for a pattern name too!

I've been reading bones -- up to book 5 I think!!

What great socks! I have no sock knitting talent, but I should try sometime...