They are complete.
I am not sure why it took so long to finish these socks. No, actually I do know, I got tired of the pattern after the first sock (it doesn't make for good television knitting). But you can't just wear one, not really. So with Phase I of the Christmas crafty done (yay for blocking!) I thought I would take an opportunity to finish some of my own knitting.
I like the way they came out; but, mostly, I like that they are done. I love that they are made in Koigu, though I think one sock is a smidge darker than the other. It's not really noticeable when the socks are worn though. Such is the art of working with Koigu (or handpainted yarn in general, I suppose).
Just before the snow/sleet storm. Goodbye fall.
I will get a good amount of wear from these socks, I am sure. But they are a lot lacier than I would like. I had to go up to size 2s to knit the socks because I would have run out of yarn on size 1s. Because Koigu is the yarn of so leetle yardage...
Not even enough for one baby sock, much less a pair.
But it's good to be able to cross off another knit-in-in progress from the list (of oh-so-many) as well as add another pair of handknit socks to the sock collection.
Yarn: Koigu, 2 skeins of KPPM in colorway P859 B (yellows, oranges, hints of green and brown)
Needles: US 2 dpns (grumble)
Mods: Needles and yarn, followed the pattern as written
For all the lag time involved (6 months!!) with this pair of socks, I do like them. I don't have occasion to wear yellow often, but I will find ways to sneak them into my wardrobe.
I have already marveled at the genius that is Cookie A. so I won't go there, there isn't much to say abaout the pattern that hasn't already been said (thorough,well written, easy to understand, etc.), these socks have been knit by many before me and many will knit it after (come on Stacey, how 'bout it?).
Okay, back to work. The Christmas Crafty is calling me, can you hear it?