Hi!! No WIP it Wednesday this week. I mean...heck you've seen all my WIP's for weeks, and I was also busy trying to breath...darned weather...new inhaler, meds..urgh! Anyways....I present to you................. (picture heavy post here!)
Plain Vanilla socks using Fingering-weight Toe-up gusset Heel Sock Pattern from Wendy Knits. I'm sending you to the patterns page, as I don't think I'm supposed to link to pdf's (why is that, something with servers/bandwidth?? Not complaining, I just don't want to mess with somebody's site.)
Sunshine Yarns Gryffindor Colorway
Size US 1's Addi circs. 1 2-circs, 1 ML
I had a bit of problem with the yarn, most likely due to a lot of frogging of the first tried YO short row heel, and the fact that I started these socks in March while waiting at the airport to go to Seattle as cuff down. Many problems with the needles I was using (Inox gray's are a pain with that angled join area) so it got set aside for a bit. (like 2 months!) They didn't want to be cuff down at all!!
So I started as toe up and after first heel attempt, went to Wendy's heel pattern and it was perfect. I had previously cut 1 yellow repeat out for the heel, so onward to the heel. Yikes, I really needed to cut "both" yellow repeats. Remember when I said I'd leave that 1 yellow stripe....well I didn't!
I love this heel, a great option when I can't get the YO short row heel to work with the yarn, needles, or just me! Thank you Wendy!
See that nice heel!!
Sock 2 just breezed along, only had to cut the yarn 1 time to match the heel area! Unlike Sock 1, which had like 8 ends to weave in...gah! I'm learning still!
Now the toes...Remember I had to rip out like 3" of the toe of Sock 1...no wonder Sock 2 breezed by, I did all the screw ups on 1!
Ok, now before everyone says, don't point out your mistakes...I'm only doing this as it may help someone. The Sock on the left is the ripped toe that was toe-up. I did a regular toe once I ripped, (which was not fun!) and it is more rounded than Sock 2 on the right. Now normally, um..er..I can be pretty "particular" about stuff like this...but this time..nope! ;) These needed to get done!! Onward to Sockapalooza 4's...more on those later!
SAM4 is starting in August! Sign up now! I've been a member since 1 and it really challenges me sometimes to get at least 1 pair completed in a month! This time I volunteered to help out. Which I'm pretty glad as I'm learning how to do more blogging, computer, geeky stuff.
If you lasted this long thanks! Also, thanks to a few of you who calmed me down when I was about to cut these socks into itty, bitty pieces!