Friday, October 29, 2010

FO Friday - Dionysus Socks - Happy Birthday Karen!

My so-called stealth project was finished this week and gifted last night, so I am free to blog all about it:

Pattern:  Dionysus Socks, a clever pattern by Abby Frelich
Source:  free Ravelry download
Materials:  Malabrigo Sock in "Rayon Vert"
My Modifications:  I knit these toe-up starting with a provisional cast-on, and continuing with short-row toes and heels.  I still followed the chart as printed even though I was knitting in the opposite direction, which means the lace panel is reversed.  But I think the design works both ways, don't you?

I say "so-called stealth project" because Karen chose this yarn herself, and knew these socks were on the way.  I maintained a small element of surprise by selecting the pattern to use for her birthday gift.  I have thoroughly enjoyed knitting these for Karen.  She is one those people that you can't help but admire when you get to know her.  She works full-time, keeps up with her two kids' busy schedules, runs a multiple-pet household (cats, dog, chickens, etc.), still finds time to volunteer, and does it all with a sense of humor! 

Happy Birthday Karen!

[I am linking this post to Tami's Amis FO Friday list, where you can check out more pretty FO's!]


  1. What a lovely gift. I would be delighted to receive these.

  2. Lovely socks for a deserving person. What a thoughtful gift. Happy Birthday Karen!

  3. great socks, and I sooo love the color!

  4. I have to say, I rather like your version better than the right-side-up ones. Lovely gift!

  5. great socks! I think the pattern definitely works both ways! I would love to find a way to convert more pattern from top-down to toe up!

  6. Beautiful, I love the yarn! I keep hearing great things about Malabrigo! I think I have to try some soon!

  7. Happy birthday Karen!! (lovely socks!)