Friday, January 11, 2008

Husband Socks

Believe it or not, this is the first pair of socks I've ever made for my husband (as well as being the first finished object of 2008):

I finished them last night. The specs:
Pattern: My own basic pattern
Yarn: Trekking 62
Needles: My usual size 0s

So, I've been working a bit on Frost Flowers and Leaves and I've been working a little on the Hex Coat, which shall henceforth be referred to as the Albatross. I love the coat's picture in Knitting Nature and I have no doubts that I will love mine once finished, but let me tell you what a giant, hairy pain in the bum that miles and miles of moss stitch are. Knit one, purl one, knit one purl one. I'd much rather have plain old stockinette or even garter. Next time I choose a project this big, it will not have miles and miles of moss or rib. I am nearly to the armholes of the back now and then I STILL have the sleeves. Ugh. Not to mention all those hexagons. *Sigh*