Well, I finished the socks. The first had been knit up to the 7-8 size, and were just a bit short, so I had to rip the toe out of that and add half-an-inch. Now they fit my long skinny feet perfectly...and I look like a Dr. Seuss character in them. Ah well. I like them though.
Pattern: BMG Footies by Julia Trice
Yarn: Sockotta in multi-purple unknown color; wool, cotton, nylon
Needles: size #2 aluminum DPNsNotes: My first socks! The toes are a little too pointy, which (I think!) is the way the pattern was written. If I were to knit these again, I'd do it with a different toe. These were a great introduction to sock knitting though as they are very simple stockinette, and they're so short.
From cast-on to cast-off: approx. 3 weeks.
My other posts on this project: My First Sock, Fiber Goes Public
Also, I finished the wristband I was making for Sarah K, who won my little contest a few weeks ago for naming this website. (Sarah S, who came up with the name for the link -- flashbangfibers -- is getting stitch markers as soon as I get my memory wire in the mail.) I'll be sending the wristband out today or tomorrow. Hope you like it! =)
Pattern: Powerful Wrist Protection from Stitch N Bitch
Yarn: Plymouth; 80% acrylic, 20% wool
Check out what I've noticed though. Every third row sticks out a little. See in the two pictures? I don't know what causes this, but it's happened to me before when I'm knitting stockinette back and forth (rather than in-the-round). How wierd.