Monday, November 14, 2011

Found: Abandoned Sock Project

I know this won't take the prize for the longest running UFO, but I think 2 & 1/2 plus years at least gets a nod.

Chequerboard sock found after being packed away for awhile

This is the first in a pair of Lucy Neatby's Chequerboard Socks. I started on the project back in April 2009, knitted diligently until May, and then set it aside because I didn't like the way the first sock fit across the instep. That was shortly after we moved to our homestead, and we've been so busy since then, that I didn't think much more about them until they were forgotten.

I found the project recently when I was cleaning out a box of odds and ends, and I recalled that I was going to correct the fit. I tried it on to see what the problem was, fortunately having had the sense to transfer the stitches to a length of yarn when I pulled the needles out. After slipping it on, I decided the fit wasn't so bad after all! Project resumed.

6 comments:

  1. Way to go Leigh! I too recently excavated a project, a fully knit sweater in pieces that needs sewing up. Now I know why I threw it in the back of the closet! I am going to have to spend some quality time with it though because someone will get it for Christmas or it will be frogged!

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  2. It's a pretty sock. I love the colours. I've not yet tried a toe up sock. While I love the idea of not having to graft the toe, I am not fond of the fit of short row heels. I've got a few UFO's in the running for longest competition. They've been way too long stuffed in bins or boxes and not yet unpacked.

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  3. Isn't so nice to come back to UFOs with fresh eyes and finish them?

    Love all of them!!

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  4. They look like fun socks. Congrats on getting back to them!

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  5. That is a really cool sock pattern - I love the colors.

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  6. Ladyoftheloom, thanks! I hope you can figure your sweater out. Frogging a fully knit sweater would not be my first choice!

    Nina, thanks. This was one of those unpacked projects too. I do like the toe up socks and actually, Lucy's garter stitch heel fits nicely.

    Cathy, so true! Maybe I should do it more often. :p

    Sue, thanks!

    Benita, I love the patterns in this book, Cool Socks, Warm Feet. Lots of good sock making tips too.

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