Circles … Going in Circles

I finished my travel socks! These have traveled with me to various stores, 2 seperate geeky conventions, a movie, and 3 plays, not to mention uncountable hours in lines, doctor’s waiting rooms, and driving around town (I was the passenger, promise).

The second one simply flew by as I worked Space City Con and ran around helping my amazing volunteers out as they assisted patrons with directions and played tour guide a couple of times. I even managed to get the stripes to line up almost exactly!

You can tell on the heels and toes that it was a bit off but I think that’s partially because on the second heel I was trying to go by memory and didn’t start the turning at exactly the same spot. Either way I don’t care, I think they’re perfect!

I don’t think I’m a huge fan of the star toe, but I had to at least try it. The heels are eye of partridge and that doesn’t really bother me, though I didn’t get the slightly raised diagonals I read should appear .. perhaps I did it wrong. If I do this pattern again, which is a possibility, I’ll change the numbers a bit and only add one repeat at cast on, decrease a bit before doing the heel, and do a different toe. This pair though? I’m in love! 

Pattern – Circle Socks by Anne Campbell
Yarn – Knit Picks Felici in Caprica
Ravelry Project Page
Modifications – Added 16 stiches to the cast on as the original was way too tight for me.

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21 thoughts on “Circles … Going in Circles

  1. Cathy says:

    Nice socks! Love the stripes πŸ™‚

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  2. Suzy says:

    Nice job on lining up the stripes! They look great

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  3. I'm glad you love them! It's always great when a pair of socks work out. And I'm really impressed with the striping- that is not easy.

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  4. AllyB says:

    Those look great! That's really and interesting pattern.

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  5. Jeanny House says:

    Great socks! I want to HAVE hand-knitted socks; I just don't want to knit them myself. Yours look terrific.

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  6. Nice socks, very lovely color combination and excellent work on matching the pair!

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  7. Ooh, they look great to me and the color is wonderful.

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  8. Kathryn Ray says:

    Lovely, lovely socks!

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  9. They look great! And to my eye, the stripes look spot on. I thought you were knitting at red lights :o) Not that I would do anything like that….no way….not at all….shh don't ask my kids :o)

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  10. Shadow Byrd says:

    Thank you! πŸ˜€

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  11. Shadow Byrd says:

    Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  12. Shadow Byrd says:

    I credit the fantastic yarn with a large part of the stripes lining up. πŸ˜€ I'm thrilled that they're so pretty. πŸ˜€

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  13. Shadow Byrd says:

    Thank you! I had fun knitting them so that's another point for the pattern.

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  14. Shadow Byrd says:

    Well … I do knit on commission. ;)Honestly the time is so worth it and it's small enough to try out new things without things going too haywire. πŸ™‚

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  15. Shadow Byrd says:

    Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  16. Shadow Byrd says:

    Thank you! The color is something I don't normally wear … but I'm very glad I went with it. πŸ™‚

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  17. Shadow Byrd says:

    Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  18. Shadow Byrd says:

    *laugh* I've been known to pull out the knitting if traffic is particularly terrible when I'm driving. A lot of it though is done while in line or while walking around shopping. πŸ˜€

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  19. Babajeza says:

    Great socks. I love the pattern and the colours!

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  20. Shadow Byrd says:

    Thank you so much! πŸ˜€

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