Well, in the nick of time, and I mean NICK of time – just before midnight, Pacific time, I was weaving in the ends of my koigu socks!
Then I took a nap right there in the chair, following my day of marathon knitting. Over a week ago, I had finished this pair of baby socks that qualified for the “Sock-a-Month Knit-along”:http://knittinmom.blogspot.com/2006/01/sock-month-knitalong.html since that pattern involved all normal sock procedures like turning the heel, etc.
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But I wanted to challenge myself. I really wanted to finish a pair a month, and I was afraid if I counted the baby ones for January, that I might do other things and put the koigu pair off to count for February. I have another pair in mind for February. So, under the wire (and so I can go to bed now – the nap was just not enough – here are my finished koigu socks:
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Pattern: “wendy’s toe-up sock pattern”:http://www.wendyjohnson.net/blog/sockpattern.htm
Yarn: 2 hanks of Koigu PPPM, gifted to me by “Caitlyn”:http://www.knotwithoutmyknitting.com/ in the colorway “p851″:http://www.knittingzone.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_38_29_31&products_id=1882
Needles: 40″ Addi turbo size 2 – magic loop – two-at-once
Gauge: 6-7 sts/inch
Other details: 2×2 ribbing for the cuff, the main part of the foot and leg were 56 stitches, and there was plenty of yarn left over.