Saturday, March 15, 2008

Whatever happened to Fiber Friday?

There was no Fiber Friday this week because of The Madness.

From Thursday morning until Saturday afternoon I've been frantically knitting this pair of Zombie Socks.

I'm happy to report my knitting was fast enough to have made it through the first round of Sock Madness!

Now that they are done and I can breathe, I think I can say that these socks look pretty good.

Pattern: Zombie Socks (not yet available) by Emm1e.

Yarn: Koigu KPPPM.

Needles: KnitPicks Harmony 2.5mm 32-inch circular, magic loop.

I predict this will be a very popular pattern when it gets officially released. It's fun to intentionally drop stitches too.

The designer suggested we listen to Thriller while knitting. This means I have to share with you a creepy photostream of Neverland.

If I were to knit these again, I'd knit the stitches next to the dropped stitches through the back loop, for tighter definition.

I was inspired by the name to pose as a zombie might, just before awakening to feast on brains. That's the last photo here.

Don't worry. I'm not really interested in breaking into your house and eating your brains. Not at the 'mo, anyway.

3 comments:

amysbabies said...

I am so close to being done with the second toe. I am using 2.75 needles because I was getting guage dead on exactly, but they are super slouchy. I think I might try the 2.5 next time.

Gnat said...

I'm only a repeat into the second one!! I can't believe you've finished!! This is the fastest I've knit socks too. I have to work today so I can't really pull out my knitting. UGH.... :) Congrats on finishing!!

Dave said...

I love these socks ... what a fantastic colour!