Friday, December 30, 2011

FO Friday 67

Happy Friday! It's almost the new year, and I can't believe it. Doesn't that just blow your mind? I feel like 2011 just started. Anyway, I'll get into the new year in tomorrow's post. That's right, I'll be posting on Saturday, looking back at my knitting/crochet in 2011 and what is to come for myself and Candy Skein. It should be a fun post. :)

Anyway, this is about finished projects, not future ones! I also promised I'd tell you a little about our trip. We had a great time, as mentioned on Wednesday, despite getting a little homesick toward the end of it. We were gone a total of 14 days on a Hawaiian cruise. We got to go to the Big Island (Hilo), Oahu (Honolulu), Kauai (Nawiliwili) and Maui (Lahaina). We did 3 excursions while we were in the ports, and I was really proud of myself because two of them concurred two of my fears. We went in a submarine in Honolulu (I'm afraid of small/tight spaces) and we went zip lining on Kauai (I'm afraid of heights). The good thing was, the submarine was first, so I didn't have much time to REALLY worry about the zip line, which is the one that I was most fearful of. I have to say, both were fun, but I LOVED zip lining. It was incredible!

Here are a few pictures we took throughout our trip!



Rainbow Falls in Hilo, Hawaii


Diamond Head and the Waikiki skyline from the tender to the submarine



These last two pics are from where we zip lined. The highest zip line was 250 ft above the ground. Crazy, huh?


We loved all the stops, but Kauai was definitely our favorite. It had a different charm than the rest, IMO, and as I mentioned, we LOVED zip lining. It was magical.

Enough of my trip, as I'm sure you're pretty bored now! On to knitting!!!


While I was on the boat, I had to do some serious knitting. One of the things I had to start AND finish was socks for my sister for Christmas. I knew I was going to see her on Christmas eve, as she was the one taking care of my dog, Milo, so there was no way of getting out of it. I brought a skein of Yummy fingering in Brain Freeze and once we were in Honolulu (and I finished the first of the socks I shared on Wednesday), I cast on. The next two days we were in ports (Kauai and Maui), so I didn't get too much knitting done on them. I was starting to panic, and knew that if I wanted to work on anything else during the trip, I had to crank them out FAST, and that I did. I've never knit so fast! Of course, it helped that they were an easy pattern, just a simple rib pattern that ran down the instep. I finished them 3 days and actually really liked how they turned out! Luckily, I had time to rest from knitting, and then make a hexipuff and work on my Rhombi sweater a little.

Materials:

Yarn: Candy Skein Yummy fingering in Brain Freeze
Needles: US Size 2
Pattern: Basic Ribbed Socks

Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of the socks on anyone's feet (I actually almost forgot to take pictures, and had to unwrap them right before I left to give them to my sister!), so they look a little boring. You get the idea though!




Share your FOs!!!



31 comments:

  1. From your pics, the 14-days trip to Hawaii looks as gorgeous as it sounds! Zip lining is such fun. And the yarn of your socks is so beautiful, so they don't look boring at all!

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  2. I'm glad you had such a nice trip, the pictures are wonderful! I love the socks too, your sister is lucky.

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  3. Hope your trip was a lovely one. The sea looks so calm. The socks are adorable,hope your sister loves them. Happy new Year

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  4. Love the socks, that is one of my projects for 2012, make (and finish) a pair of socks.

    Happy New Year!

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  5. The socks look great, love the colour. The pictures of your holiday look even better! Hope you have a fantastic New Year!

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  6. I have only been to Hawaii once, and your post just wants me to get back there sooo bad! :)

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  7. Zip lining is so much fun. Never thought I would like it, but once you go, well, you know how it is.

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  8. I hate heights, but I do want to try zip lining. The pictures are just beautiful!!! What an awesome trip.

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  9. Oh those make me excited to 2012. My goal is to final face my fear of double pointed needles and learn to knit a pair of socks.

    Hawaii is so pretty thanks for sharing the lovely photos.

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  10. What great socks and an awesome trip. That waterfall looks devine.

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  11. Welcome back. Great pictures. How lucky to go to Hawaii in December. Great socks. I know your sister loved them.

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  12. You look like you had an amazing trip. So pretty. And the socks are nice too ;)

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  13. OH! WOW! The pictures of your vacation look amazing. I really like the one of the waterfall. The socks came out great, too.

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  14. Welcome back Tami and it's good to hear that you had such a wonderful trip.

    Happy New Year to you and everyone!!!!!

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  15. Pretty socks and amazing pictures - I was hoping to see some today! :)

    Hawaii looks amazing - it's on my wish list of places to visit and was a potential honeymoon destination for us but I think that the weather was going to be too wet in August (or something like that) so we went to the Maldives instead.

    I'm definitely making some socks next year!

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  16. Thanks everyone!!!!

    Sara, you can still be afraid of DPNs and make socks! I am! I HATE DPNs and use the magic loop for everything. :)

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  17. A gorgeous vacation in which conquering fears becomes fun? Awesome. (I've always wanted to try ziplining!)

    Also awesome? Those socks. The Brain Freeze worked up gorgeously, the colour pooling is completely wonderful. :)

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  18. Wow, the pictures of Hawaii are great (and so are the socks)!

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  19. It looks like a beautiful holiday! I also love how the green of the socks matches the green of the picture, seem to be a perfect holiday knit

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  20. Tami, thanks so much for hosting FO Friday all this time :-) I'm so glad you had a lovely vacation xx

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  21. So beautiful and lush! Glad you had fun and also got to do some knitting!

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  22. Wow! How amazing - I wish I was there!! Great socks too!!

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  23. The socks look great, and I can't even begin to tell you how jealous I am with those photos!

    It sounds like an utterly amazing trip. ♥

    Hope you have a lovely new year!

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  24. Sounds like a great trip. I would love to see Hawaii.

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  25. Beautiful pictures of Hawaii! Thank you for hosting FO Friday, it makes sharing my knitting so much more fun this year. Happy New Year!

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  26. Sounds like a pretty amazing trip! c x

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  27. Very cool socks - I love the "getting out of laundry" spin to them too!!! You're weather sounds so nice... it was 14 degrees (F) when I left for work this morning. :(

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  28. Aw man - this ended up in the wrong post - stupid computer!!! I'll repost...

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