Monday, March 15, 2010


Add me to the bandwagon:

My First TOE UPS EVER!! 

And probably my last to be honest. 

I totally and thoroughly enjoyed knitting this pattern (Lana is an amazing designer and super nice person - I had to bug her about something and she was fast and so helpful). The thing I guess I didn't care much for was the fit on my leg and the bind off - and that would probably bother me with ANY toe ups I think.  I just ended up using a larger size needle and it worked out - but they were either too "loose" or too "tight" for a bit there.  These are still fun to make (a LOT of FUN!) but it's going to take adjustments to make them easier to pull on and take off if I make them again and I'm just a lazy relaxed sock knitter.  If it takes too much brain power, I'm not up to it right now, even with everyone's mods on Ravelry to refer to. 

Project: Skew
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Semi Solid in Slate colorway
Size 1 needle ML
The PERFECT sock pattern for that FUNKY yarn you aren't sure what to do with!

Side Note: I had forgotten how "fuzzy" CTH sock yarns can get and this one was the same. I haven't even worn these yet but they already look like I have....LOTS!  But they're soft - and so FUN to look at so I don't mind. (too much).  This pattern is super fast to knit up, if you haven't tried them you should, I think Lana's already added mods to the main pattern on her blog to adjust for a better fit.

I was so excited to knit these after the Ravelympics that I'm feeling "lost" right now trying to pick another project to start. I think it may be more socks, but... cuff down this time I think!
Happy Knitting.


Kelly-ann said...

The socks look great! So sorry you didn't like toe-up...I am the same way. I made one pair and they were too big around the gusset/too long in the foot. I am starting to get my nerve up to try toe-up again though since there are some nice patterns (like skew) that are only toe-up.

knittinwolf said...

Those look fabulous! Wow we always end up on the same wavelength...I started knitting socks after ravelympics too, tooooo funny! Those are awesome!

Love and hugs....

Hesper said...

The socks are awesome!
I havnt attempted toe up's yet.....

StarSpry said...

Your socks look great!!

Anna said...

I love them! They are so pretty! I haven't knit toe-ups yet. They intimidate me. :)

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Bubblesknits said...

I was *this* close to choosing that pattern for my next pair of socks. I love how yours look! :-)

For your next pair, you might consider Paul & Virginia by Jenna Swansen. That's the one I'm doing now and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

Anonymous said...

You are one phenomenal sock knitter! Toe up socks are not something I have tried yet. Still trying to get used to making basic socks without all that design in them. LOL.

Nat Red Knits said...

Those are really cute! I confess- I am not a toe up fan. I frogged the one sock I attempted. Not liking how the heel looked so I gave up. How do you like your heel on those? I love the funky look of them!

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