Friday, August 10, 2012

FO Friday - 8/10/2012

It's still Friday....

I have FOs....

The first one is kind of a repeat, but with a twist. 



I had the name of the recipient embroidered on the top of the stocking and it is all ready to gift.  I used Ella Rae Classic Solids and Heathers, just as I did with the other three stockings I made recently.  It's not merino, but it is a nice utility wool. 

And finally, I present my July 2012 socks. 



One of the Sock Knitters Anonymous' challenges was Colorwork/Stranded Knitting/Intarsia.  The pattern is Zirkel by Stephanie van der Linden.  It was the MOCK last July and although I didn't make it then, I filed it away to save for this year's colorwork month.   I used Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Robin's Egg and a red that I am calling not Tart/not Scarlet.  All in all, I liked knitting this pattern. 



MK out.

10 comments:

Nikki said...

Both of these are so cute!! I always wonder about stranded yarn for socks - does it make it hard to stretch them over your heel when trying to put them on? You are a sock knitting demon! :-)

Gynx said...

Both look great, but I am in love with those socks!

RoamingKnitter said...

The socks turned out super-duper great! Lots of work but it sure pays off.

The name on the stocking looks perfect. Cute project.

Bev said...

I'm in awe of your sock knitting prowess! :D

Knitrageous said...

Awesome socks! Maybe someday... Love the stocking. What an heirloom that will be.

Unknown said...

That pattern is gorgeous! I can't even imagine doing something so complex!!

Unknown said...

Love that pattern - can't even imagine turning out something so complex!

Ruby said...

Those socks turned out lovely. You are a sock knitting machine. I might need some of machine skills. Looking great.

Margo Lynn said...

Yep, what they said - those socks are STUNNING.

Knitphomaniac said...

MK.....I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them both! Awesome!