Friday, August 17
Finished Toe-Up Socks
Pattern: On-Your-Toes socks from Interweave Knits Summer 2007
Yarn: A lovely wool with Aloe built right in to soothe your feet. gifted to me from a friend, and yes, I lost the label.
Needles: #2 Susan Bates metal (I think #1 would have been a better choice, but this is fine)
Mods: none really. i bound off wrong on sock #2, but i just wanted to finish something.
These things are finally done! After the #$*&% heel disaster on sock #2, i stuck these in my stash bucket until i felt ready to face the problem and do a good job. Luckily I had a business trip with several short flights. It's nearly impossible to 'work' on those short hops, but sock knitting is perfect for fidgety flying fingers. So I figured out where I went wrong with the heel and reknit the whole thing on the way to JFK. Finished the cuff between JFK and Richmond and back . very efficient.These are my first toe-up socks. I still think the cast-on is pretty fidgety and tricky, but I really like the short row heel. Now that my first try is over, I think i might be up for trying some Jaywalker socks...