Monday, June 11, 2007

Todd's Sock

Todd's Sock

Todd is my SIL and he is allergic to cold. No kidding. I had never heard of it either. He breaks out in large red welts that itch really, really bad. It makes riding a Harley in the Winter a bit tricky. He has been wanting a pair of knitted socks and he has been really patient. I kept thinking his wife would knit him a pair.........

The yarn is Limbo Mexico from Schoeller Stahl (100% schurwolle superwash) color 2582. I am using an Addi 12" circular #1 (2.5mm) This is a heavy sock yarn; I am getting 8 sts to the inch. It makes a very heavy stiff fabric; so I am thinking he won't wear these out any time soon. I am planning to wash them a couple of times so they will be soft before I give them to him.

This first pic is of the yarn and his 2nd sock on the 12" circ. With 72 sts, I have no problem knitting around on this little needle. In fact, it goes very quickly.

Second sock on circular up close.

First Sock completed (needs to be blocked) :o)
Cool colors, I think, kinda looks Harleyish. I think he will like them. (maybe some fingerless gloves to match in the Fall?)


Knitman said...

Not sure I could knit with such a short circ. Might give it a go though. The colours are good.

Todd (Son In Law) said...

I like them. I will get plenty of use out of these babies. These look like they will be very comfy.... Keep my ole toes warm at night too......
Isn't it great to have the best Mother-In Law!!!!!

Todd said...

Just letting you know I still have them and still wear them all the time.