First, let me start with- I finished the boring green socks. Yippee!!!
While these were terribly, horribly boring to knit, I will admit that I really like them. They fit great and match my Lopi sweater perfectly. Also, I didn’t try to, but somehow they match up perfectly in the stripe sequence. You can’t really tell in the pic, but they are perfect. No, I didn’t try to do that. If I had actually tried to match up the stripe sequence, they would have looked all wonky.
With the boring green pair out of the way, I was left with the need to fill sock needles. I got this book 2 at a Time Socks
Great book! I love at least 5 of the patterns. The pattern I chose to make first is Berry Season. I am making them with Socks that Rock in Dutch Canyon on size 3 circs. The book teaches yet another way to work 2 socks on 2 circs, but the patterns can be adapted to regular dpns or one sock at a time. I am making mine one at a time because my yarn was already wound into one big ball. Yes! I am too lazy to make it into two balls. It is a super quick knit and in one evening of knitting this is what I had…
Wow! What a sock. Something was amis, though. I had that little niggling feeling that something wasn’t quite right, but I could not figure out what it was till I started decreasing the toe. Well, I was knitting my gusset decreases while watching a Jackie Chan movie with subtitles. Needless to say, I was a little distracted and didn’t decrease enough stitches- like 4…on each side!!! The bootom of the foot was huge and since I have notoriously narrow feet…
Double rats!!! It’s a good thing I really fell in love with both this pattern and yarn. Here is where I am now.
One sock is completed and I have just completed the gusset decreases. I am in the home stretch. What a feeling!
I want to add that this is my first experience with STR. In fact, it has been sitting in my stash for so long that I can’t even remember when I got it or from whom. Doesn’t matter, though. Now, I have used it and see what all the fuss is about. This yarn has a lovely sheen and the colors explode. It knits beautifully.