Socks and a Top

The Sidewinders are FINALLY done!! THANK THE HEAVENS!!! I was sick of these socks taking up room in my knitting basket making me look all unaccomplished!! LOL

These socks are not necessarily difficult but I was quite upset that they didn’t FIT when I finished the first that I waited an entire year to knit the second sock!  That’s my one finished Ravelympics WIP.

Sidewinders (2)

Sidewinders Socks

  • Source: Nona Knits
  • Size: 9M
  • Yarn: Gedifra Socks Color, 345 yds.
  • Color: Greens
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Cost: $6.56
  • Started: August 1, 2007
  • Finished: August 11, 2008
  • Mods: none.

I have a way more exciting FO for you than these socks tho. And way prettier, IMHO!

Lace and Cable Top (3)

The Lace and Cable Top! It’s DONE!! YAAAY! I LOVE IT! I have only one complaint: I think the boat neckline is too wide and it falls off the shoulders (one or the other shoulder, but not both at once). I may have to seam up a bit on each end.

Lace and Cable Top

I really like the fit of it. The yarn that I used, Elann Luna, really feels great against the skin. One thing tho, you have to be careful not to snag the top on anything: your bag, the seat on the train, your chair at work, etc. Cuz the yarn is soooo splitty that even knit up if it gets caught, that piece won’t look too pretty!

The lace repeats are very easy to remember so it is a very fast knit (if that’s all you have on your needles, but we all know that I have that KADD!).

Here’s a gratuitous boob shot close-up of the lace:

Lace and Cable Top (1)

Pretty, no?

Right now I’m trying to finish up a quick baby blanket that my cousin asked me to make for her to take the baby out of the hospital with. She asked me last Saturday. She’s due September 1st. Oy. WISH ME LUCK!!!!

Lace and Cable Top

  • Source: Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2008
  • Size: 40.5″ to fit a 44″ bust
  • Yarn: Elann Luna
  • Color: Fresh Cream, #5052
  • Needles: US 6 & 7
  • Cost: $17.56
  • Started: July 17, 2008
  • Finished: August 17, 2008
  • Mods: The neckline is too wide so I had to sew an inch on either side.

12 thoughts on “Socks and a Top”

  1. I love that top, I was up last night stalking the pattern. The socks, well I’m envious of anyone who can make a sock because I just can’t seem to master that skill.

  2. Yay on finishing the socks, and that top is FABULOUS. Have you thought about a single crochet edge to tighten the neckline a little, or is it too loose even for that?

  3. You know you really need to stop making us all look bad. Whipping up these spectacular FO’s like its nothing. Committing to finishing your WIPs and actually accomplishing it. Just stop it already! At least give us all a chance to catch up….then you can show off your fabulousness :-)

  4. Aren’t the 80’s coming back? The boatneck is so Flashdancy. Quit the firm and become a welder in your sexy lace top!

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