Saturday, October 14, 2006
I have finished my Embossed Leaves socks. They are imperfect, but truly lovely.
Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks, IK Winter 2005
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, Cool. I have the great Grumperina to thank for these socks, as this is the yarn I won from her gallery contest. This yarn is everything it is cracked up to be. I could have knitted these socks for the rest of my life. The colors, the softness...I am truly a convert to Lorna's Laces, and WILL be buying more.
Notes: One of my seventh graders once said to me in the middle of English class, "You got yourself some biiiiig legs!" And he was right. I do have some ample calves. However, I have learned through the year that I like a snug sock. My Retro Ribs are so loose and floppy I am considering giving them away to the right big-footed person. So, my solution on the EL socks was to knit the cuff of US2s and the heel and foot of US1s. This has given me a really nice fit.
This is a lovely pattern, very well thought out, with nice touches and details. I did a regular round toe instead of the fancy one the pattern calls for, mostly because operator error on the gusset caused my stitch counts to be off on the foot of one sock. I almost always do the gussets wrong on my socks. Until...
Meet my Widdershins. Idiot-proof socks. More this week.