Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Log Cabin Fever

Woo hoo!! I am finished making Log Cabin socks (at least until next Christmas)! I made four of these as gifts this Christmas. Although I am so, so happy to be able to move on to other patterns, I will probably make more next Christmas, as these are phenomenal house socks. Of the three I made earlier, two were made with Berroco Ultra Alpaca, and one was made with Classic Elite Wings. I used the yarn the pattern called for, Cascade Pastaza, for this final pair, a gift for my brother. He knows he's getting them; Christmas morning he unwrapped half a sock still on the dpns. Pastaza is a pain to knit with. Split yarn everywhere. But boy they are beautiful, warm, soft socks. I wish I had used it for all four socks. I will use it for more house socks in the future.

Pattern: Log Cabin socks from Handknit Holidays
Yarn: Cascade Pastaza, color 027
Needles: Clover dpns US5
Modifications: Used US5 dpns instead of US6, because although the gauge was correct on US6 the socks were huge.

I've been experimenting with different backgrounds in my knitting photos. The first one is taken on my front porch with my cuban tiles as the background. You can see the problem in this photo; turns out dogs, particularly Jackson, love Log Cabin socks.

The detail in these photos isn't very good. I wanted to get a close up of the heel. I love the cabled heel. It looks great on the foot, but since my brother wears size 12's, my feet look like they have elfin magic when I wear these. He's promised to send me a photo of him wearing the socks.


Sean said...

these are SUPER cute! i've been looking for a pattern to make mom some house socks, haven't decided yet.... i got the FiberTrends ones, not in love with them.... we'll see, but I LOVE these!

The Purloined Letter said...

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Christy said...

Well if they are puppy approved, they must be great. Now, a photo of the dog wearing the socks would have been really impressive, but he probably wouldn't have approved of them then.

knittingphilistine said...

Hi there! Just wanted to drop by and say thank you for de-lurking chez Philistine! I really like knowing who my readers are, so I am always glad to hear from them! And wow, all of those Log Cabin I want some of my own! They're all beautiful!