Thursday, February 14, 2008


It just took me 6 months to finish the pair, but now they're done!

Firestarter socks

Firestarter socks

The second sock seemed to have gone much faster than the first one. I was much more comfortable with the twisted stitches and now I'm already thinking about my next twisted stitches project!

I definitely could have made them longer but I never seem to have the patience!

Thank you Yarnissima for such a beautiful pattern! I so wish I could afford your other kits!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Finally started sock #2!

After 4 months of abandonment I have started knitting the mate to my first Firestarter. It's not that I didn't want to knit on it but I just had other socks I had to work on. Also, I've noticed that for complicated sock patterns, if I wait a while between the first and last, the second one usually is much easier and goes much faster.

So here are my sock 1 and 2, soon to be worn together after all this time!

Firestarter sock #2

The yarn is Phoenix Fiberworks in Nymph.

Le Sacre du Printemps (Firestarters - FO)

Le Sacre du Printemps (Firestarters - FO), [366:13, 05.02.2008]
Originally uploaded by elemmaciltur

Start: 03rd October 2007
Finish: 04th February 2008
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Sockenwolle, colourway "Bob"
Needle: 2.5 mm / 80 cm Addi Turbos
Pattern: Firestarter by Yarnissima via The Loopy Ewe
Modifications: I needed to modify the stitches to make it fit my foot. 72 stitches instead of the 60 stitches from the pattern and one extra cable repeat before the gusset increase as well as extra cable repeats on the leg. I also used the Judy Magic Cast-On instead of the provisional CO as well as EZ's sewn bind-off instead of doubling the yarn and do a normal bind-off.

Woohoo! Finally, it's finished!!!! This is the best fitting pair of socks I've made up to date. It's pretty snug.....and not to even mention the brightness of it all!