Socks

I am woefully behind on blogging about projects. It is really pathetic that I haven’t blogged yet this week given that I am at home since I’m not essential. Life will be back to somewhat normal next week, but I’m not sure where I’ll be working. There are two pairs of socks for me that I am skipping right now—one because it annoyed me so much and the other because I’m not finding the pictures offhand.

DJ gave me sock yarn for Christmas. I used it as conference knitting this winter.

sock 10b

Pattern: Ummmmm…. I think it might be Madder ribbed sock, from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Multieffekt (80 % Pure New Wool, 20 % Polyamide) in 3010, 1 skeins
Needles: Size 0?
Began: January 2008 ; Completed: February 2008?

Modifications: probably minor, but I have no idea what they were now. I may have added some repeats to increase circumference

sock 10a

I almost got a perfect match out of the socks but it is just ever so slightly off at the toe. I had no idea what the yarn would do. It worked well putting the “laurel wreath” in the center of the leg, at the heel and foot.

sock 11a

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A.
Yarn: Zitron Trekking (XXL) (75 % Superwash Wool, 25 % Polyamide) in 136, 1 skeins
Needles: Size 0?
Began: March 2008 ; Completed: April 2008?

Modifications: I don’t think I made any, other than making the leg a little longer

sock 11b

I’m not sure why these don’t match at the toe. Maybe my gauge differed? Maybe the color lengths in the yarn differed? The first day I wore them it rained and my old black shoes leaked, so now one of the bottoms is stained dark. Oh well, I guess I won’t take my shoes off and prop my feet on the table. (My father would have been horrified that I would even consider such an action.)

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