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July 27, 2009

Cat Bullet

Super Sekrit Revealed

Filed under: Hobbies and Obsessions — Cat @ 9:59 am

Hi All,

AT last, a picture of actual knitting!! Thanks to my mom, actually, who took the picture and emailed it to me.

Thanks also to Dad for his foot modeling skills…

Dad's Socks that Rock

The details:

Socks that Rock, Medium weight. Color: Hurdy Gurdy

Simple 2×2 ribbing, no ribbing on top of foot.

“Father’s day” present; even though the completed pair didn’t get delivered until last Saturday. I would have finished on time, but problems with the ball o’ yarn as well as some unforseen health issues really slowed down the process. What can I say? This is why I rarely knit for “scheduled” gifts. Too much pressure.

The verdict: I love the way the finished socks feel. Very soft and cushiony. I love the colors in the yarn, as all of the major Denver Sports teams are represented (Maroon for the Avalanche, Navy for the Broncos, Sky blue for the Nuggets and, of course, Purple for the Rockies!!). Quantity of yarn: One skein was quite sufficient for a Man’s pair of socks. Not huge feet, really, but I made the “tops” really long, so you could cut back there if you were knitting for bigger feet. I had a small amount of yarn left, enough to possibly make the socks each an inch longer, if that had been needed.

The yarn itself? Meh. There were hard “crimps” every couple of yards, which probably led to the problems I had with the skein. In addition, there were three areas that I had to cut out, as they were slubby and yucky.

However, I like the finished product enough to consider buying another skein of the medium weight, just to see if it was a fluke… I’ve certainly never had any problems with any of the light weight skeins that I have used in the past.

Has anyone else used the STR Medium weight? Please sing out in the comments and let me know if you have had problems…

pitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patter

6 Comments »

  1. Your dad’s modelling skills are superior. I hope he enjoys modeling on the deck of the upcoming cruise. Happy anniversary to them and happy trip to you. Can’t wait to see the pictures.

    Comment by DonnaW — July 27, 2009 @ 5:13 pm
  2. They are great!! Thanks, Catherine.
    Love, Dad

    Comment by Dad — July 27, 2009 @ 8:00 pm
  3. It’s too bad you had some issues with the yarn, but the socks turned out great! Although I have a skein in my stash, I haven’t actually knit with STR yet. Hopefully it was just a wacky skein and not a universal problem! I hope to see you at Knit Knack tonight :)

    Comment by Terrie — July 28, 2009 @ 2:07 pm
  4. huzzah for knitting! I have a small box of sock yarn screaming to be casted on.

    Comment by kari s. — July 28, 2009 @ 3:09 pm
  5. Umm… Kari? If the sock yarn is screaming at you, you might want to worry.

    My sock yarn is much too polite to scream. It just murmurs in the background…..

    Comment by Cathy R — July 28, 2009 @ 3:33 pm
  6. Slubby? New word?

    Comment by Mom — July 29, 2009 @ 9:16 am

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