Saturday, August 20, 2005

Good Morning!
I finished a pair of socks yesterday. They're the Old Shale Two Yarn Sock Pattern from the Stitches of Violet blog. I used size 0 needles with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in "Clay" for the cuffs, heels, and toes, and Kroy in a taupe-y color for the foot and leg. They're slightly different gauges, but it worked ok. The color is prettier than it shows here.

I went a little long on my heel flap, so have plenty of room in the instep! I actually have some pulled to the back of the blockers and pinned so it doesn't look so baggy.

Love, love, love my new Wooly the Ram sock blockers from Chappy!

On the needles: still working on my prototype Ducky Dew socks, waiting for updates on a pattern I'm testing for another designer for the Sock of the Whenever Yahoo! group, and cast on socks for my friend, Kenny, yesterday. He gets lovely, lovely Special Blauband in sage green. He has pretty big feet, so I'm holding two strands of the yarn together to make the socks knit up faster and working 2 socks/2 circs. Man, this is nice yarn!

So I took another look at Marguerite's pattern for this sock, and realized I forgot to do the ribbing down the instep! That would have taken care of all that fullness...


Marguerite said...

Your socks are beautiful!

If anyone wants the pattern it's here:

Old Shale Two Yarn Sock Pattern

Very nice blog. Good writing and great pictures. Hope you're enjoying it, too.

Becky said...

Thanks, Marguerite! You've written a wonderful pattern. I just noticed while checking the links to your blog, that I forgot to do the ribbing down the foot! I was working out of my head by then ("We don't need no stinking pattern!") and didn't even check to see if there was a pattern down the instep. That would have taken care of some of the extra fullnes I knitted in by making such a tall heel flap.
Guess I need to knit another pair and get it right this time! LOL -- love this pattern!