View Full Version : FO: second pair of toe-up socks and small pinwheel blankie

03-23-2006, 07:49 PM
Here is my second finished pair of Queen Kahuna Crazy Toes and Heels socks, done toe-up, two at a time on two circulars. I'm really liking this technique a lot! Now if I could only find my book which is MIA at the moment so I can do another pair... lol - I have about 22 balls of sock yarn yet to use!
The second finished object is a small pinwheel blanket for the Compassionate Knitting project KAL. Its about 13" across made from this pattern: http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/round-baby-blanket.htm . It needs a wash and a slight presing to get it to lay flatter.

03-23-2006, 07:53 PM
Everything looks great!! You did a marvelous job!

03-23-2006, 08:00 PM
Wow, I cant believe those socks, they are awesome!!

03-23-2006, 09:06 PM
Wow, everything looks great! I :heart: the beautiful blanket for the Compassionate Knitting Project KAL. I've never done anything in the round before like that.

I am quite impressed by your socks. I tried toe-up socks once, but the short-row heels were more than I could handle. Yours turned out sooo nicely - and to think that you did it on circs too. I am in awe!

:) kimmie

03-23-2006, 09:23 PM
Beautiful! And, those socks -- they're fabulous!!!

03-23-2006, 10:18 PM
GORGEOUS socks!! :inlove: :inlove:

The blanket is nice!! :heart:

03-24-2006, 01:22 AM
I LOVE YOUR SOCKS! That color is absolutely beautiful. I don't think I could ever wear them. I would buy a foot mannequin like they have in shoe stores, to display my socks for the world to see.

03-24-2006, 08:25 AM
Your socks are amazing - good job :happydance: The blanket is the sweetest ever :inlove: I love it....

Great photos and post - thanks for sharing :thumbsup:

:XX: Shelley
Country Variety Yarn Shop

03-24-2006, 08:29 AM
You ALWAYS do such beautiful work, Mary.....those socks are GAWGEOUS!

03-24-2006, 09:34 AM
Aww, shucks everyone :blush: , thanks for the kind words! The socks were really not as hard as they look - the Queen Kahuna book is VERY detailed and walks you through every step very clearly (darn thing where did it go so I can get started on the next pair?! :?? ). The fake cable and rib pattern on the leg is deceptively simple as well, just YO's and psso's make the cable looking part. The blanket I had to do twice - I wasn't paying close enough attention when I started my increases in the first few rows and I ended up with one extra section the first time, and didn't notice until I bound the poor thing off and it was not even close to flat LOL! So I frogged the entire thing and started over. Its a good thing the pattern was pretty easy and didn't take too long or I might have just cried :frog: ;) .

03-24-2006, 09:42 AM
:cheering: Fantastic, beautiful work!

03-24-2006, 11:05 AM
Everything looks wonderful - great job & great colors!

03-24-2006, 11:49 AM
I :heart: that sock pattern! I've been looking for something similar to that for my STR wool. Great job!

03-24-2006, 12:39 PM
the sox look great, I'm scared to try such a project. I like to see your blankie, it's pretty, and upi did a great job.

03-24-2006, 12:40 PM
the sox look great, I'm scared to try such a project. I like to see your blankie, it's pretty, and upi did a great job.

03-24-2006, 12:47 PM
They look great!

03-24-2006, 12:56 PM
Most excellent job!!! I love, love that sock pattern & your blankie is wonderful :D

03-25-2006, 12:29 AM
Beautiful! That blankie is nice in that you can make it as small or big as you like. I'm going to have to try it someday!

03-29-2006, 03:53 AM
I love your socks! I'm just going to have to break down and buy that book.

beautiful heel!!!!


Jackie F.
03-29-2006, 04:30 AM
Really nice work! I :heart: both the socks and the blanket! You have such incredibly even stitches -- wow! :thumbsup: