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They are done! Yes, my SP4 socks are finished and blocking as I type. Pictures:

SP4 overall shotSP4 detail shot    

Here is the low down:

I finally ended up using a cabled pattern from Knitting on the Edge called Maypole Ridge (Nicky Epstein), along with Socks 101 from Knitty.com. The socks were knit on US 4s with Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sport in Daffodil.

I feel like such a weight has been lifted. I’ve been very intimated about knitting these for my pal, but now they are done and I’ll be able to mail them off next week (eek!) with no problems. Now I just need to find some little treats to send along in the package.

Next up? More work on Cables & Os, maybe even Avast. And more sock knitting, but this time for family members, with Wick again. :)

5 Responses to “Eureka!”

  1. Kim says:

    I am sooo jealous, I am still on the 1st sock! needless to say I am not sure if they will ve done in time. BTW can you still take knitting needles on a plane?

  2. willowluna says:

    I just did a quick read on Ravelry about this topic, and from what I could find, in the US knitting needles are fine, though internationally (the EU) they aren’t. People seemed to think that they airlines prefer bamboo of aluminum needles. Just mentioning that because I know you have a lot of metal DPs.

    The plane ride to the competition and back should give you lots of time to finish!! Good luck, I can’t wait to hear about it. Hope to see you before the end of the summer.

  3. Katie says:

    Love the socks!!!

  4. Georgina says:

    Dear Pal – I LOVE the beautiful socks! The fit is great and they are sooooooooooo soft! The colors are truly my favorites!! The box arrived today. Raspberry tea is one of my favorites, but I haven’ tried this brand. The chocolate is heavenly!!

    Thank you so much for your hard work. I didn’t intend to be intimidating – sorry about that.

    My daughter has a blog – pinklemontwist@ blogspot.com. She is the designer of the mystery stole series. I have some patterns at her blog.

    Thanks again for a wonderful gift.

    Sincerely, Georgina
    I don’t have an e-mail address for you, so I hope this is OK.

  5. willowluna says:

    I’m so glad you like the socks!! No apologies necessary about the intimidation factor, that was all my own creation. That’s probably why it took my awhile to find something I liked with the yarn. I am most happy that they fit, though. Wear them in good health. I’ll be checking out your daughter’s blog. I’ve heard of it before, and was going to head that way anyway. I look forward to seeing the patterns, and I’ve read great things about the mystery stole series, people love them!

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