Veni, vidi, vici

Remember these terrible, horrible, no good, very bad socks? I was tired of them hanging around, unfinished and making this knitter all kinds of unhappy.

No more! The news of an unexpected visit this (past) weekend by the intended recipient was a large motivator. I wanted to knit some socks, and FAST! The current pattern from the Six Sox KAL appeared to fit the bill: quick and requiring very little yarn.

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Success! These socks are very cute, and though intended to be hidden in one’s shoes, could be attractive and interesting when worn with mary janes, ballet flats, and the like.

The stitches look a bit wonky because I knit with the yarn frogged directly from the failed Breezes (one sock to another). Yesterday morning, I tucked them into Grandma’s bag before she left, and she should find them as soon as she unpacks. : )


Pattern: “Breeze Socks” by Jennifer L. Appleby, Knitty, Summer 2007 “Hidden in my Shoe Sock” by Sheron Goldin, Six Sox KAL Size: Women’s Medium Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns, Panda Wool, 2209 Saffron Needles: Crystal Palace US 1.5 (2.5 mm) DPNs Started: January 17, 2008 Completed: January 20, 2008
Token Progress: 1 of 7
SKD January Challenge: 159 (+ 718 = 877 of 1760 yards!)

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16 Responses to “Veni, vidi, vici

  1. Tanya Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 6:31 am

    Good job! We can overcome these little setbacks, can’t we? I know she’ll love them.

  2. Lisa Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Yup, when you’re just not loving something, it’s time to move on. Now look what cute little socks you ended up with! Yay!

  3. Chris Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Glad you got that project off your back – they’re cute, too!

  4. bellamoden Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 8:05 am

    So cute! I know she’ll love them.

  5. deb Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Nice recovery! Just the kind of thing a grandmom would love too!

  6. trek Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Way to finish

  7. Miss T Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Those look perfect!

  8. Rina Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 11:09 am

    What a good way to use your UFO. Those are cute!

  9. Guinifer Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Yay! One more thing gone!

  10. Connie Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Those look like a fun knit! I have to give those a try.

  11. Jeanne Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Doesn’t it feel good to no longer have those hanging over your head. I like how the new socks turned out! Grandma will be pleased.

  12. omly Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Yay, and to make a mile too!

  13. Opal Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Those are so darling! Thanks for the pattern tip, I think my mother would like a pair of those.

  14. Sydney Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Good save! They’re very cute.

  15. Deb Says:
    January 22nd, 2008 at 10:38 am

    I saw these socks, and immediately thought of you: http://lykkeogloekker.blogspot.....indor.html

  16. mrspao Says:
    January 22nd, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    I bet your grandma was pleasantly surprised. They are very cute socks indeed.

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