Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sock Show Tuesday: As Opposed to Thursday

Socks are supposed to be for Thursday but it's cold and I want to show off the newest addition to my sock drawer.

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My BahBah Bright Sheep socks are done!

First pair of 2014, 58th pair total.  I've started tracking how many pair of socks I've knit in my Ravelry project notes. I figure my 100th pair of socks will need to be something very special. At my current rate, I'll need to worry about that in 3-4 years. I wonder if I'll still be knitting so many socks then?  I'd really just begun this sock binge 3 years ago, so perhaps. Maybe I'll suddenly become a sweater knitter. I could work with that...

Details of these socks. 

The yarn is Baah! La Jolla in the Green Lantern Stripes colorway. I did my usual 1x1 rib pattern over 60 stitches on size 1 (2.0 mm) needles. Standard flap gusset heel.

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I only got the steady stripes like that on the heel, as the ribbing broke it up the rest of the time. Your gauge and results will vary. I really like this yarn. It's a little bit pricey to be a standard workhorse yarn that I buy frequently, but for the hours of entertainment I get (plus, socks!), it's not a bad investment.

This is the second pair that I've knit myself out of this yarn, I still need to rip the first pair back to the heel. I'd tried a double decrease on the bottom of the sock that TurtleGirl76 swears by on all of her socks but I think I must have done something wrong because it turned out horribly. I may try it again with some worsted weight socks to see if I can figure out what about the technique didn't work.

Until then, I have very bright feet! 

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