Saturday, April 9, 2016

Something Ventured, Socks Gained

My first pair of socks for Loopy Academy Spring Semester are done!

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It's my first pair of toe up socks, knit from Into the Whirled Pakkoku Sock in the colorway 221b.  I'm not sure I quite get the Sherlock reference myself, but I do like the colors. It's a decent yarn base, knits up nicely on 2.0mm(size 0) needles.

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The socks weigh 72 grams, which uses up enough of the skein to pass for this assignment.

I heavily used Wendy Johnson's Socks from the Toe Up and, as expected, her directions are clear and easy to follow. I got through a toe and a gusset heel with a minimum of fuss, though I still was bogged down on the ribbing on the leg. Normally ribbing doesn't phase me, it's just something to be done and I can put my brain into autopilot and churn away. Not on these.

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For now they've gone in the gift bin. They are my size, which is fine, but I need to go through my sock drawer and determine what I'm going to wear and whether or not the various socks piling up will fit someone else. If I were just a size 9...this would be a lot easier.


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