There is someone out there claiming to have the fastest pair of socks in the East. But she’s wrong because these are the fastest socks in the East:
I finished Heather’s birthday socks in time. And this is most definitely the fastest I have ever knit a pair of socks. I started last Tuesday morning and finished late Sunday night. That’s only 6 days, my friends, and I worked at the library on 4 of those days and attended a spin in on the 5th day and on the 6th day I wasted a lot of time with the Sims. Ahem.
Look at that stripey goodness. Don’t they line up perfectly? The yarn, for those that want to know, is Vesper Sock Yarn in the Strange Little Mama colorway. It was a gift from my grrls Jessica and Missa over at kpixie. Just because they love me so much. And the pattern is called “Peaks ‘n Valleys” and it’s from the book Knit Socks! by Betsy Lee McCarthy. It’s a board book shaped like a sock and it’s not only perfect for a beginning sock knitter, which I was when I bought it 4 years ago, but it’s also excellent for an experienced sock knitter, too.
I’m so glad these socks are done. Of course, I didn’t even see the birthday girl on her birthday so it didn’t really matter, it was more of a self-imposed deadline. But still. Now I can go back to knitting my Toasty Toes socks. Which are turning out to be the slowest socks in the East.
Super socks! I love the colors, the jaunty bounce to the striping and that cute ruffly top. Guess I have another book to buy.
Great sock pattern! Couldn’t have asked for better symmetry with the striping. Heather is a lucky grrl.
No, my dear, my Trekking socks are the slowest socks in the East. (“Socks” is still inaccurate. I rest my case.) I love the socks, though. Lucky Heather.
Very charming socks. I have the slowest socks in the west. I just can’t seem to get started on my Toasty Toes.
The socks are beautiful and you knit them faster than I have ever knit socks. I just finished a pair of Scale Skin socks and I never thought they’d be done.
Those socks are beautiful! I love the pattern – guess I’m gonna have to go buy another book – because I don’t have enough knitting books now 🙂
I’ve used that pattern. It is fast! And just look at the great results.
They look awesome! I love that big ole’ sock book. Do you do a long-tail or knit cast-on and keep track of the stripe sequence — I’m asking because they match perfectly!
Very cool socks! I have a daughter that would just love them……I see another book on my horizon 🙂
Perhaps I should have said “fastest socks on the North Shore” then? You totally get the real title for those – they are lovely. I will however, gladly challenge you for slowest socks in the East – now that would be some race, huh?
Wow! I am impressed. All my socks seem to take years!
They look great! And I’m glad to see that colorway knit up since I have some in my stash — love the colors and stripey goodness 🙂
They’re wonderful, and that pattern seems to have been made for that yarn. Fab!
Lucky Heather! And the pattern works wonderfully with the yarn … well done.
Great socks. I bet she’ll love them! ;o)
The socks are gorgeous! And the match so perfectly too. I love that book–I learned how to knit socks from it 🙂
Hey, I’ll challenge any of y’all for slowest socks. There’s the pair I started 10 years ago and finished this Spring!
Socks look great!
blogless sharon says
good job nothing like rising up to the occassion(cannot spell today)
What pretty socks! Nice job making the deadline.
Beth S. says
That’s a great stitch pattern for stripey yarns like Vesper. (The ruffled edge is adorable!) Is it stretchy at all?
Lucky girl! Wonderful sockies!!!
They look very cool! And warm! ;o)
Boy, you and the competitiveness lately!!
Ohh! Happy Lucky Birthday Girl! Pretty socks – everybody loves getting hand knit socks. Of course I felt weird giving them to my motherinlaw for her birthday a few weeks ago with a big bunch of family gathered around. All the other presents were DVDs, jewelry, picture frames, more jewelry (lots of oohing and aahing)….. and then she opens mine and says “oh – socks” (dead silence). I felt incredibly weird. But it’s okay. I know she’ll like having them.
ha! those are such wonderfully fun socks!
Wow that is fast! They look great and I so do love that colorway!
Liz Kalloch says
Beautiful stripeys! They are one of the happiest pair of socks I’ve ever seen
So cute. I love the colors and the pattern works great with the stripey yarn (and that’s not the easiest thing in the world). I’m impressed that you knit them in 6 days and they aren’t even worsted weight – impressive.
You finished them! That WAS fast!
Dave Daniels says
NICE Vesper. And you did an awespome job knitting them to match like that. And, yeah, that’s fast. (Margene is slow at socks because she entertains SO much.)
I KNEW you could do it! 🙂
Very nice socks, see you had no problem finishing on time.
Those are some lively socks! They will help keep winter doldrums away, for sure.
So pretty! and wow – 6 days iwth working ans stuff. You go girl.
I love the socks! They are so cute.
I am IMPRESSED! LOve them!
dang, 6 days! My latest socks are going on, um, 6 months? Guess I should work on them faster. Love the ruffles at the tops! That is some excellent stripiness 🙂
Debi Leshin says
Soooo cute! I bought the book cause of you Carole…but turnaround is fair play I suppose 🙂
stripey goodness indeed!
You are the knittin’ bomb girl!
They turned out great!!
Dipsy D says
Wow! These are not only the fastest, but also the most beautiful socks! Great work, I so love the pattern and the colors!
They’re awesome! There is no way I could knit a pair of socks in 6 days. Even if I didn’t have to go to work!
The colors on those socks have me drooling (’cause ya know I love pink!) – beautiful job.
Cool socks! Love the pattern and the colors!
Teri P says
I love me some stripey socks, Carole, and these are the ultimate. Simply gorgeous!!
Those socks turned out wonderfully – and Yay! for timely knitted gifts! The colors and stripey goodness are yummy! Great job!