Monday, June 02, 2014

FAL 2014: The socks that went AWOL

It took me a few years to finish these socks but better late than never.

Furlough Socks

Pattern: Furlough Socks (rav)
Size: L
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine with a smidge of Wollmeise 100% in Moses
Needles: US 1 circs (probably knitpicks)
Started: November 24, 2011 / Finished: May 25, 2014

Furlough Socks

Generally speaking, i don't like to repeat myself--not even when i'm knitting my own designs. i knit one of these socks several years ago so that i would have a sample in the large size. i put it aside for a very long time out of boredom and frustration. i think i got a bad skein of ultra alpaca fine, because there were many breaks in the skein and i had a lot of ends to weave in. i'm also think the breaks explain why i ran out of yarn on the second toe. I had to use a little bit of wollmeise 100% to finish it up.

Furlough Socks

i thought about throwing out the project several times but i had one finished sock staring at me and in the end i just sucked it up and knit the second one. it fit in nicely with my FAL plans, b/c only having to knit one sock to get a finished pair was much faster than having to knit two socks. imagine that. so now Spicy has a nice warm pair of alpaca blend socks, just in time for summer.


  1. Those are really nice! I'm sure your hubby will enjoy them when it gets cold again. I haven't knit in ages, crazy!!!

  2. Since the only thing to do with single socks is fill them with sand and use them as a cosh, I am delighted with your finish! ;) really, the pattern is just lovely, and dont you just love aplaca?!! XX!



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