May 13, 2005
Pattern: Pretty Comfy Sock by Debbi Young
Yarn: Sock It to Me Collection Esprit, cotton/elastic, color: Wine, 1.5 balls
Needles: US 3 double-pointed straights
Time: 7 weeks (but you know this was only my going-out project)
Interweave Knits pose:
Hey, one of these is not like the others!
Do you spot the mistake? (You can see it in the top picture, too) I see it, and guess what? I don’t care! Lalala, lalala! Since when have I become so lax and un-perfectionist? It’s either the calming smell of Murphy Oil Soap as I knit, or too many other WIP to divert my attention.
Ideas, suggestions, comments: I love this yarn! Love it! It’s so much fun to knit with, although it definitely needs slippery, buttered-up needles because the elastic yarn hugs them. I would definitely work with it again (and I will, because I have 2 skeins of white, and 2 skeins of mauve). In my opinion, solid-colored yarn really showcases this pattern, while highly variegated yarn hides it. I don’t think this pattern (as it’s currently written) is good for a first-time sock knitter. The short-row heel instructions are atrocious, and the transition between the ribbing and the pattern is not centered. Otherwise, well, it’s quite cute and very comfy!
One more thing: did I mention that my feet are always hot? Well, I wore these socks for a bit today while taking the pictures, and I think this cotton will be too hot for my footsies until we’re well into the fall. For now they’ll reside in my sock drawer :).