Finally

I have some prancing to do…

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(Finished Baudelaires – large size, made with Fortissima Socka on 2.75mm DPNs)

These babies have been lingering on the needles for three months, taunting me with their unfinishedness from the bottom of the knitting basket. Despite all my knitting, I haven’t had a Finished Object in over a month, and my sanity couldn’t take it any more. I sat down yesterday and finished them. Ta da!

If you were here in person, I would probably be pointing out to you where all the mistakes are. “See, here’s where the heel is crooked, and where the toe is wonky, and where I made stupid mistakes all over the lace pattern…” But I don’t mind one bit. These are my first completed toe-up socks, with a heel flap no less, and I knew when I went into it that I was choosing this pattern as a skill-building project. To heck with perfection. I learned one version of a toe-up heel flap, I learned two toe-up cast-ons (Figure 8, which I don’t like as well, and the square toe, which I do like), a new lace pattern, the sewn bind-off, and more things about short rows. The modest intimidation factor of these things was, ultimately, what kept me from finishing them so quickly, but I’m glad I did it. I would knit these again.

(Baudelaires – slightly blurry still life with Hershey’s Kisses)

Have you seen these new Cherry Cordial Hershey’s Kisses? Damn. I am going to have to get me some more of these, I tell you what. You know the sweet, gooey, pink pasty stuff that sits in the bottom centre of a chocolate-covered cherry? Well, they took that crack yummy stuff and put it in the centre of a chocolate kiss. Mmmmmnnnngggghhhhmmmm. This may be the best thing since I discovered dark chocolate Milky Way bars in the States. Excuse me, I think I need to be alone with the bag for a moment…

But one last glimpse at the socks first. ;)

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10 comments

  1. I’ve got the first of the pair finished and started on the second one this morning!

    and I get what you were saying about the mistakes. I was pretty good with the lace, but i screwed up the count on the heel. Oops!

  2. They’re pretty socks. I really must get around to knitting some socks. Gorgeous colour!

    (Psst, I can’t wait to see your finished ribbed cardi too!)

  3. Wow, congrats! The Baudelaires look lovely. As for the chocolate, I don’t think I need to discover any more sugar-coated addictions!

  4. Rebecca – congratulations on yours, you’ll have to tell me when you post about them! And yeah, I totally messed up the first heel but the second one was much better.

    Moggle – I can’t wait to see the finished ribbi cardi either ;) Maybe in the next couple of days I will wrangle myself into doing the last gasp of finishing…

    Kelly – Thank you! It’s sadly a little TOO chilly to wear lacy socks just yet, but I look forward to being able to wear them.

  5. These look really fab – happy prancing (indoors at least!)

  6. Thanks, sarah! I am happy to have them finished.

  7. Those are definitely worth the wait! Lovely.

  8. Oh YAY! I’ve been waiting for those to be finished…they’re beautiful!

  9. Anonymous · ·

    Those are gorgeous, Glenna, and I certainly can’t see any mistakes. Just don’t let any experienced knitters get too close to your feet (only the inexperienced and then you can say that you meant to do that to the heel).

    Cathy

  10. […] going to have to go looking for some Hershey’s Kisses. (I am still mourning the fact that the Cherry Cordial ones were only a limited edition. I wonder if the Vanilla Creme ones are available in my […]

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