"Have you seen my socks? Where are my socks?"
My husband kept laughing at me because I have must said that to him about a million times this week. I was madly knitting to try to finish my Midnight Socks in time for my mom's birthday and had been bringing them into odd places to get just a little bit more done--and then forgetting where I'd put them down. (I planned to gift them today.)
What really ended up being funny was the fact that the birthday trip is now postponed to wintry weather. Oh well! At least the project is no longer hanging over my head. My mother will get them next weekend instead.
Pattern: "Vivace Socks" by Elizabeth Sullivan
Source: Ravelry (my method) or this link
Started: November 26, 2008
Finished: January 8, 2009 (Sock #1 was finished on 12/30/08)
Size: Women's medium
Yarn: 1 skein [80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon; 400 yds per 4 oz skein] of Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering weight in the Midnight Colourway.
Needles & Gauge: 8-10 stitches per inch on US #1 (2.25 mm)
It usually takes me forever to knit socks so 1.5 months isn't bad. And one sock in "13" days--mostly 6--is even better (even if my right pointer fingertip hurt from the way I hold my needle while knitting). For a while there I thought I wouldn't gift the socks but after I got the foot of #2 partially done they started growing on me. I really like them now. I finished most of the toe decreases by the time I left work on Thursday (love knitting at lunch instead of doing homework!) and finished it up that night at the monthly knitting guild meeting I rarely get to attend (see comment about homework), and finished and washed the pair when I got home. Yay!
The pattern is really just plain old stockinette with a bit of a fancy cuff. I had some trouble tacking down the cuff while knitting, as directed in the pattern, but sewed it down afterwards without any trouble. Here are some close-ups. (Sewing, then inside of sock, then RS of sock)
I hope my mom likes them!
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