Languishing WIP

Starting the New Year strong with my knitting resolutions, I cast on the second of my Diamond Gansey socks which I first knit back in May of 2009. Yes, you read that right… almost FOUR years ago.

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It’s a very pretty sock, but I had issues with it. It was my first (and last actually) toe-up sock and for some reasons I had problems sizing it correctly. I made them originally for my mom who has smaller feet than me, and the socks turned out to be too big on me even, which would mean they would be gigantic on her! So I kind of left the poor single sock languishing. Maybe it was fate because after being pregnant my feet actually got bigger (don’t even get me started on how annoying I think this is) and now the sock fits perfectly! Maybe old me knew that I would be needing some bigger socks later on, LOL! Anyway, now that they fit I figured this is the best time to get them done. So I cast on right away (on January 1st even) only to find that my gauge has since changed and obviously I am too lazy to do a swatch so I just knit the toe and a repeat or two until I figured that it was off. I had to change needle sizes twice but finally I got it! So here I am, almost done with the foot and excited about starting the year off on the right (and eventually prettily clad) foot! ;)

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And as you haven’t seen the dogs in a while, here are some iPhone pics of the two of them… Winter time means cuddling on blankets and stuffed animals too.

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As you can see, they are as cute now as they were when you last saw them! :)

8 comments to Languishing WIP

  • Pats

    I made those socks for Ginner. They were my first Wollmeise project! Well, only ones actually, but I’ve got more stashed away. I have to say that I absolutely loved the way the gusset was done on those. I really like your yarn colourway: shows the pattern better than mine because it’s lighter. Show us again when it’s finished and being worn. xxx

  • I hope they turn out great! They look like they’ll be comfortable! I love the picture of Olivia in your header!

  • I love that diamond pattern – they’re going to be a really pretty pair of finished socks, and I totally admire your persistence in getting back to them! Isn’t it funny how gauge changes over time, even using the exact yarn and needles?

    And very cute doggies! : )

  • Those dogs are so darn adorable! It’s comforting to know that I am not the only one who has a matchless sock going on four years. Love that pattern in just that color yarn. It really highlights the gansey design.

  • Lotsofhermies on Rav

    Love the socks! The dogs look like they are enjoying cold weather all cozied up. Glad you are back!

  • Yay for getting those WIPs finished!!! Awww, the dogs are super adorable :)

  • What a pretty looking sock pattern. I love the grey! :-)

  • You know your doggies are wonderful fur babies. I love knowing they have adapted to their high-rise living.

    I think your sox are absolutely wonderful. Fantastic stitch design definition! Wonderful choice of yarn/color!!!!!!!
    This pattern is certainly going to the top of my Queue.

    I love Wendy D Johnson’s designs without reservation. Love the way her mind works.

    Hugs

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