Lookie here! I finished a pair of socks.
Pattern: Fast Florida Footies in size 8, free on Ravelry. Well, before I say much about my difficulties, let me point out that while I am thrifty (sometimes), I do not wear a size 8. So, I most likely could have avoided having two very different-looking toes on the socks if I’d coughed up the meager $6 for the pattern that would have included the instructions for my size.
Sock #1, seen on the left, was too long when I finished it, so I had to frog back, and decided that since it was for me, I’d just graft the toe closed where I stopped frogging. It’s just fine comfort-wise, but it looks rather square, so I started the toe decreases a good half inch or more earlier on sock #2, and isn’t it purdy?
Yarn: Cascade Fixation. I used slightly less than one ball for this pair, but I do have a small foot and like socks with a bit of negative ease. Isn’t this a happy colorway? Thanks, Wendy!!
Do note the purl-side out sole. It makes walking in these socks a little dream. I’m using these as house socks, so I can’t comment on how the textured Fixation feels in shoes.
Needles: Knitpicks metal dpns, US size #3. I really don’t enjoy DPNs so much, but clearly, I wasn’t bothered enough by them to switch to a circular.
Verdict: They’re very comfy, warm socks. Interestingly enough, the square toe sock doesn’t seem to turn on my foot as much as the purdier rounder toe. You see, when I wear house socks, they often twist around my foot, as I shove them under me and sit on them, or cross my legs or…
They weren’t fast. That was my fault… I’ve lost my sock mojo and I’m beginning to accept that it just might not ever return. I can still knit socks, but they don’t fly off my needles anymore. Obviously, they weren’t Florida either. I’m about as Virginian as you get. They are however, footies, and oh how I love footies.
So, how was your weekend? Ours was gloriously slow. There was some tree removal, which resulted in a soupy, nasty, muddy mess, but it’s all good. That’s really about all there is to report, other than that laptops don’t care to share a glass of milk. Hem…