Updates with a FO

I don’t exactly remember when I finished these socks which I call Corn on the Cob. I think it was around Thanksgiving time, but I love how they turned out.
Corn on the Cob socks
Yarn: Handmaiden Casbah (80% merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon) in dandelion
Pattern: Pablo Deep by Knitting Pixie–it’s free!
Mods: I split the repeats at the heel flap differently than the pattern; instead of 2 repeats for the instep I did 1/2 + 1 + 1/2. I also did an eye of partridge heel flap.
Corn on the Cob socks, detail
The dandelion looked great in all the stitch patterns, and the cashmere made it so wonderfully soft.
Corn on the Cob socks, cuffs
I like patterns where the cuff pattern feeds well into the leg pattern, and Pablo Deep does this really well.
Corn on the Cob socks, on feet
It’s hard to take pictures of one’s own feet! But the socks fit really well.

In WIP news, the Guernsey Wrap is 5/6 done! Here it is on the couch-o-meter. Soon a FO!
Guernsey Wrap on couch-o-meter
I did get a little bored knitting this, so I took a little break to start a Celtic Cabled Neckwarmer by Lindsay Henricks (another free pattern) in some Malabrigo twist in grapes.
Celtic Cable Neckwarmer: wip-2
I had to knit some cables! This is a fun and easy cable project. And purple cables are the best.
Celtic Cable Neckwarmer: wip-1

The knitting is helping to keep me sane, as is, somewhat surprisingly, the codeyear course in Javascript from Code Academy. Finding two professional jobs in the same location is a bit of a trick, but M is confident we can do it. I keep reminding myself that he is almost always right, and this is one time when I won’t find that annoying!

7 thoughts on “Updates with a FO”

  • I love your corn on the cob socks, and their name. And I’m always happy to see a post that includes the couch-o-meter. I’m sure things will work out for you and M– best of luck to you both!

  • Wow, so many lovely projects, it’s hard to know what to comment on first! The socks looks awesome! I agree that the cuff blends beautifully into the pattern and your eye of partridge heel looks so elegant. What I can see of the wrap is lovely. I am considering making myself an easy wrap/shawl (my friend has a Shawl in a Weekend pattern) after seeing so many beautiful shawls like yours. Finally, I am definitely putting that neckwarmer pattern in queue. The combination of the beautiful yarn and cables on yours is perfect!

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