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fifth socks finished

16 February 2007 1,393 views 15 Comments

The Vesper Aquamelon socks are finished. I started the first sock three days before New Year’s Eve and cast off at 10 minutes to midnight. My intention was for the first sock of the pair to be the last FO of 2006, and the second sock to be the first FO of 2007. Didn’t quite work that way as the last 10 rows of this sock waited almost a month to get finished. Whoops!

Pattern: My own basic 66 stitch sock recipe with 2×2 ribbed cuffs, Eye of Partridge heels and the Star Toe of 3 Points from Nancy Bush’s Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Vesper Sock Yarn in the Aquamelon colourway.
Needles: Size 1 US Inox DPNs
Started: December 29th, 2006
Finished: February 15th, 2007
Total cost: $23 for the yarn
Final Verdict: I always take my time to make sure that I cast on at the exact same point in the colour repeat so that the stripes will match up perfectly. I did that with this pair, but I forgot that I altered the toe so that two red stripes finished on the first one. I only noticed when I was editing the pictures, so I’m pretty sure I’m not going to go back and reknit the second one to match. They can remain fraternal twins, I’m ok with that.


  • juliet said:

    we like the socks! (that would be and Miss 11 who is very fussy about such things)

  • Chris said:

    They’re barely fraternal – love the colors!! I hope you did a happy done socks dance.

  • maryse said:

    i love these socks

  • Mia said:

    Nice and bright!!!

  • Christine said:

    It is sort of like your own little secret – they look like identical twins, and only you will know about the end of the toes! They are so lovely!

  • katrin said:

    beautiful! love the colors!!!

  • Leslie said:

    Love the socks! And I always like it when my socks *don’t* match!

  • Lori said:

    Great socks! I just received my first skein of Vesper yarn and I’ve really noticed around the blogosphere that the striping is perfect! I’m gonna knit Jaywalkers!

  • alison said:

    Very pretty — I love the colours! And I like a plain, short-ish sock.

  • Abbe said:

    I love those colors. You are the sock master!

  • rhoda said:

    the socks look great! I love the color!!

  • Isela said:

    Gorgeous! I love the happy colors. The photography is also very nice.

  • AmyDe said:

    Lovely as always! I also love socks that don’t go so high on the leg – plus then you have leftovers to make baby socks with!

  • Amanda H T said:

    Great socks! And welcome to Mpls!! I love the site, but haven’t checked it recently. You will find many happy knitter friends here!

  • The procrastiknitter said:

    Gorgeous and the colors are awesome!

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