Saturday, October 14, 2006

Socktober Housekeeping


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...


Socks that Rocktoberfest!

Meet my Widdershins. Idiot-proof socks. More this week.

8 comments:

Martina said...

Think I am going to try me some Widdershins! Pretty blue socks you made there!

The Crafty Weasel said...

Ohh they are beautiful - it is a gorgeous pattern, isn't it?

Mintyfresh said...

nice job! glad your modifications resulted in a perfect fit :)

Valerie said...

Your blue socks are beautiful! Who cares if there are "modifications" if they fit you wonderfully! May I ask what STR you are using for the Widdershins? The colors are lovely.

Ashley said...

Hey Liz! That is some gorgeous STR, and I love your Embossed Leaves. It was really fun to meet you last night--yay for spotting handknits in the wild!

Dorothy said...

Very pretty socks. Love the Embossed Leaves. Do you find them a little lumpy in shoes?

grumperina said...

I'm so happy to see that you put the yarn to good use! The socks are gorgeous, and I know knitting with Lorna's Laces was a delight!

Teri said...

What pretty embossed leaves, Liz! And I surely do like the colors in your Widdershins-in-progress.