Let alone almost 2 years in the making! 2 years meaning I first bought this colorway in October 2006 as part of Socktoberfest. It was at that time a special edition colorway. Fast forward to October 2007 and I thought I'd get them done that month...but as you can see another year later (plus a few days) and finally!!
Plain ole' vanilla toe up socks with afterthought heels also featuring 64 stitches and 2 x 2 ribbed cuff, with sewn off binding...**see below
100% superwash merino nylon
Socktoberfest Colorway and Custom black colorway from Scout's Swag
US 1's Magic looped
Started October 2007
Finished November 2008
As you can see the colorway is variegated, but made it's own striping pattern.
After hearing about using another increase for the toe ups, I tried it. Using k1f&b of stitch makes no holes and I like it a lot better. Of course sock 2 had this toe, not sock 1.
Try at an artsyfartsy shot. I love the afterthought heel! You'll see it again on all my stripy socks.
After I received the colorway, I contacted Scout for the black as I planned on different heels, toes, and cuffs.
I had also planned these to be knee highs! Yeah right, who am I kidding, they took forever on size 1's as it was!!! I split the 500yds in half and still have an entire 250yds I'm thinking...
**Gah! I obviously need more practice. I was sewing off too tight..grrr frogged sock 1's cuff and messed it up so bad had to completely reknit it. Sock 2 did the same thing, but luckily, 2 hrs of a tv show...and unpicked it and resewed it. Must be verrry relaxed to sew off/bind off a cuff I'm thinking ;)
I have another pair of 1's in progress, they are gonna sit for a while, (well at least sock 1 is done!)I need some bigger needle knits and speaking of bigger needles...well stay tuned for that ;)