I have finished my new socks! Hooray!
Having been so busy knitting lately knitting garments I needed a little light relief. These socks were knit as part of the Easyknits.co.uk X-Factor 2011 Mystery KAL Part One (try saying that with a mouthful of mushrooms!) This has been my first mystery KAL and my first KAL that I have completed on time!
Designed by Jon Dunn-Ballam to commemorate the first 4 weeks of this year's X-Factor (a programme I don't normally watch, but have been since knitting these socks!), these socks are composed of some fab lace ribbing, a fun "X" motif, chevrons, zig-zags and arrowheads, a "Frankensock" if you like (Jon's word, not mine!)
Knit using 2.25mm needles for a 66st CO using Easyknits.co.uk Twinkle yarn in Lemon Ice. The only mod I made was to switch in a short row toe (I don't mind the grafting). This, being slightly shorter, gave me more length to play with the zig-zag and arrowhead patterns.
Jon is doing two further X-Factor KALs, the next one begins of Friday and uses 2x100g skeins of sock in 2 colours, and the third begins when the X-Factor live shows begin (not sure when) and uses 1200m of lace - but don't worry, that one's over 11 weeks! You can check out the thread over at Ravelry.com.