Saturday, August 4, 2007

Mission Accomplished - Sort of.

My first KAL project is Finished (3 days late, but who's counting). These socks might just be the nicest ever. Even Steve, who is a little finicky about his feet, loves these and has pronounced them a perfect fit and "not-scratchy."

The pattern is an exclusive for the Sockamania KAL by Anni Design. I used more of my sock yarn from Sundara's Sock Club "The Petal Collection" ~ US 2 needles. It is the Lenten Rose colorway and you can see from the picture below that she was dead on accurate.

*Warning* If you live in a hot humid climate you may not want to read any further. This is a project I found in the Interweave Magazine's Spring 2007 issue and knew instantly that it would be perfect for my mom ~ who loves to read in bed. The yarn is divinely soft and "fluffy" and and would have been absolutely miserable to knit with if I wasn't living in a hot dry climinate with AC. It's actually a gift for her birthday, that isn't until the end of August, but I finished early as I want to get started on my Fall projects. I like to give gifts with a theme, so I shall try and find a nightgown that matches or something else that would be a good compliment. Any and all suggestions are welcome!

What's this? It's pink! It's my mom's Reading in Bed Shrug!

Pattern: IK Magainze, Reading in Bed Shrug.
Yarn: GGH Soft-Kid (1.5 skeins)
Needles: US 9.0
Modifications: I added an extra 5 pattern repeats as I wanted a more relaxed fit.
Upshot: A simple and fun pattern that makes a great gift as there is no sizing/fitting necessary.


Monika said...

Your socks turned out nice! I love the color and they seem to fit perfectly! I've never knit a shrug, but I could use one myself, since I like to read in bed as well! ;o) I'm sure your mother will love it, it's very feminine. I love the picture you took, what a great view!!!

Bridget said...

Beautiful socks!

I like the shrug, and now that I've seen yours, may have to make one for a gift or two ... maybe in October, when the &^%%##!! heat and humidity go away ...

Knitman said...

Both socks and shrug are excellent, particularly like socks for colour and pattern.

yvonnep said...

Great socks! But I really love the shrug, have downloaded the pattern. Your mother will feel spoiled.