FO: Rainbow Twisted Rib Socks

The haze of cold medicine I’m in has me able to focus on only one thing at a time. It’s a strange place for this perpetual multitasker.

twisted rib

The positive spin on the cold medicine haze is that I finished the mate to a sock who has been patiently waiting for its partner since 2005! Yes, 2005!

twisted rib
twisted rib socks

The yarn is Froehlich Wolle Special Blauband (#7429), which is mostly grey with a rainbow colored ply. I liked the yarn, though knit tightly it makes a slightly rough fabric. I knit these on US0 needles (ow). I started these socks in October of 2005 [!] and did not finish them until yesterday, 13 January 2008. That is completely absurd for a pair of socks!

The socks are a gift for someone with much smaller feet than me. I hope they fit!

Onto the next sock needing a mate — this blue anklet.

6 Comments so far

  1. E on January 15th, 2008

    woo! another FO. Is this the sock you use to teach me how to knit socks? ;-)

  2. Laura Neal on January 15th, 2008

    OOh pretty socks! I feel for you on the cold meds. I am on my 4th week of the creeping crud and on serious antibiotics now. Tomorrow is the last day of them, woohoo! I can’t wait to be done with the things! I just have to stay away from wally world or giant germ factory. Feel better soon.

  3. stacey on January 15th, 2008

    hey, a FO is a FO no matter how old!

  4. leslie on January 18th, 2008

    such fabulous sock! what a lucky friend.

  5. Kris on January 19th, 2008

    I’m impressed by the number of FO you have cranked out recently.

  6. The Spinning Guy (Kim) on January 21st, 2008

    2005 UFO’s. I think I’ve got some of those — rovings and such. Unfortunately, some of them are buried pretty deep in boxes and in a cramped apartment. I think I’ll get to them faster if I start with the top box than if I try to dig them out.

    Congratulations on finishing and object — and on the new pair of socks.