Monday, August 28, 2006

TBS Report

Please forgive the blurry photo. Rainy day pics are not good. Carrie, the Tiffany Box Blue walls are for you, although here, they look awfully gray and blah.

Just about everything had been said about these socks, and I refuse to hash out the details again, so here are the TBS (Trekking Blah Sock) Final Stats:

Pattern: Slipped Stitch Rib (from Sensational Knitted Socks) on foot, simple K3, P3 on leg

Yarn and needles: Trekking XXL, US0s, Susan Bates Silvalumes

Impressions of the above: Trekking is a little scratchy, a little splitty. Ambivalent. The Silvalumes were OK, but I have since switched to Magic Loop on Addis.

Knitterly Details: Wendy's Toe-Up, short row heels and toes, EZ's Sewn Cast Off

Yarn Purchase Date: September 2005, the Knitting Studio, Phoenixville, PA

Sock Combinations Previously Unsuccessfully Attempted: 2 (Retro Ribs and Jaywalkers)

KALs Satisfied: Project Spectrum August (neutrals), Trek Along With Me, Summer of Stash

Miles Traveled: 1857miles

States Visited: 7 total (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhose Island,
Delaware, Maryland)

Modes of Transportation used while knitting: (4 total) car, train, boat, taxi

UFO Status Report: TBS were final UFO in queue, and took all summer to knit.

Intended Recipient: Little Sister. These will be her first pair of handknit socks. I wish they were something more luxurious, like Lorna's Laces or Koigu, but this yarn just screamed "Masters in Environmental Studies."

Duly Noted: Regular XRK readers will remember the discussion LS and I had regarding the wearing of socks with sandals. So, despite the "Hiking Sock" vibe, these socks will not be worn with hiking sandals, but exclusively with hiking boot. Here's hoping the L.S. will at some point guest-blog her impressions on hiking in the handknits.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on finishing! They look great, and I'm sure your sister will get a lot of use out of them.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to slip my feet in them! Yay!

In addition to hiking, they will also get quite a bit of use as loungewear. I'm not too much of a slipper-wearing person, and tend to wear socks to hang out aroung the house (which I do a Lot with a home office job). So they won't forever be lost in boots.

Thanks sis, and I promise to update you with pics of our first trek!

aija said...

3 birds with one stone (kal's) and they look great :)

Ann said...

Hurray! Now that's a project that provides a great summer retrospective ...

And tomorrow I have my final summer UFO as FO to post!

Dorothy said...

The blurriness of the picture makes the socks look all soft and cozy.
I like that colour combination.

Wendy said...

The final object in the queue! I can't even imagine how satisfying that must be.



Marnie said...

i love them. i think the colors are great (and not blah, but i have a very blah sense of color so i expect i'm not much help) and i think the socks turned out well. hooray!

Lolly said...

Yea! They are so cool! I have never done a toe-up pattern, I must try one ;)

I laughed at the "this yarn just screamed "Masters in Environmental Studies"... it really does!! In a very good way ;)