Whew! That was some fast sock knitting. Started them on Saturday, July 11, and finished them on Saturday, July 18. I think I twisted a cable wrong in at least one location but by the time I saw it, I wasn’t going back and then when I glanced at it, I didn’t see it so . . you know what they say about a galloping horse! And, if you see it, you don’t need to tell me . . I’m going to pretend they’re perfect. Isn’t it nice to be able to bury my head in the sand and be happy? 🙂
I suppose if I had to name a favorite sock pattern, it would be Paraphernalia. There’s enough detail to hold your interest but only a few rows where I have to glance at the pattern. Socks, using tiny needles and fingering weight yarn, seem to take forever but this is the second pair of these I’ve made in 7 or 8 days.
They were made for the “Double Vision” badge at Eat, Sleep, Knit. We had to make some pattern twice, using ESK yarn. So many of my smaller projects were made using yarn from The Loopy Ewe and I was trying to decide what to make. Something small and quick was on my radar but the hats I had already made didn’t meet the minimum 250 yard requirement. Then I was going to make some worsted weight socks but would have to order yarn and I figured by the time I made two pairs, I wasn’t any worse off to make one pair using fingering weight yarn. I resisted . . I wanted something really quick, but in the end, I’m glad I made these. They’re going to be for a Christmas gift and I’m currently working on a hat that isn’t the same yarn but may match closely enough to give as a set.
By the way, in the picture above, the green socks were never blocked. See how much neater the rose colored ones look after blocking.
OK . . on to the next project to see if I can get it completed before time to start my Camp Loopy project on August 1.