Friday, November 11, 2011

FO Friday 60


Happy Friday and happy Veteran's Day/Remembrance Day to all who celebrate. I also wanted to thank all the men and women who have served their countries. Oh yes, and today is 11-11-11, so that's pretty darn cool! :)

Today I actually have a FO, as I mentioned on Wednesday, but it is a bit of a cheat. It's one sock of the pair, but I'm happy to have something finished. It's Hermione's Everyday Socks, which is a free pattern on Ravelry. It's a great one, and I plan to make a pair for myself soon (after Christmas).



Lissa asked on Wednesday about the heel flap of the pattern in the comments section. It's Eye of the Partridge which I think may be a little thinner feeling than the slip stitch heel, but seems as durable. It's a little more feminine than the slip stitch heel in my opinion. I have a pair of socks that is slip stitch heel, and the other is Eye of the Partridge and they are both holding up great. This pattern has a slight mod to the normal Eye of the Partridge, where it doesn't slip the first stitch but is a garter stitch edge. I wasn't sure I'd like this, but in the end, I LOVE it. Picking up the garter stitches was so clean and easy, leaving no holes ANYWHERE and it looks great. I'd highly recommend it. I might actually try it out for other patterns I do.





Since I'm still working on the second sock, that's all I'm going to say about it now, since there will be another FO featuring these socks (hopefully next Friday).

Have a great weekend everyone!

Share your FOs!




25 comments:

  1. The sock looks awesome! And I'm glad to know you like that heel. I haven't tried it yet, but I'll add it to my "must knit" list.

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  2. That's a lovely sock and I like the color of yarn a lot!

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  3. Gorgeous! I really like the yarn you are using.

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  4. Very cute, and love the colour.
    11/11/11 is also a great day for a birthday - my son Alex's third birthday in fact (happy birthday little man!)
    And another big thank you to all the servicemen & women too.
    Xx

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  5. I think I may have to try that heel (yours is the first picture of it where I've seen the edge clearly, it looks great)

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  6. What a beautiful sock!I like dates like these too :)

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  7. Sock looks great... nearly enough to make me contemplate knitting socks!!

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  8. Great Color! Nice job...I have 2 "uncomplete" pairs...

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  9. Great looking sock. Love that heel!

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  10. I always like the look of "eye of partridge"!

    11-11-11 ... make a wish!

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  11. great sock !!! 11-11-11 hopefully lucky ? feels kind of a magaical day here.xx

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  12. Wow, I love the design in the heel flap! May have to check this out for future socks. Great job. Beautiful color as well.

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  13. Still in love with the color. Interesting idea on the heel.

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  14. I'm not a sock knitter so thanks for walking us through the heel design! It looks very cute and you are right, it is definitely very feminine.

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  15. love it! so beautiful! happy fof day! :o)

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  16. I love the sock, I have been seeing it all over Ravelry and I really like the pattern! I'm a new knitter so I really hope that some day I could actually knit a sock, we'll see :)

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  17. I should try that heel. It looks really nice.

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  18. I love the sock! How great to find a new technique that you love <3

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  19. Hi! I've put my link I hope it's ok if it is in spanish. I hope I'll do it both in English and in Spanish next week.

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  20. What a gorgeous heel : ) I love the colour and that pattern. I seem to be spending a lot of time looking at socks lately. Could 2012 be the year of the sock?

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  21. Your sock looks super, that is a great pattern

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  22. Great sock, i have that pattern as well, i can't wait to try it out.

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  23. The socks look really good! I've been wanting to make that pattern as well :)

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