Saturday, August 20, 2005
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...