I should call them vacation/emergency knitting socks though. I started them a few days before we left for vacation. Knit on them a bit on and off during the 2 weeks.
I was almost to the cuff before our extended vacation started. Glad I had them, especially during the first day or so, just plain knitting was soothing.
Started sock 2 on the day we got the van back and I admit, the foot is a bit tighter in tension due to our tenseness in getting back on the road. They fit fine and that's good.
A new technique for me.
Kitchner bind off and it is awesome! I saw Cristi using this technique and had no idea it existed.
I love it and it will always be my bind off for toe ups. If you already hate the dreaded K'stitch, don't bother, if you don't like it for less then 10 sts..um..you aren't going to like it for 60 or so!
Afterthought heel, my heel of choice from now on with self-striping. I was originally going to use a heel flap pattern, but I didn't like how the striping was coming out and yeah..I like things to match as much as possible.
An afterthought one is so much better. The yarn is soft and squooshy. My first Yarntini yarn I've knit with too. (must knit, not collect!)
Yartini Sport in Luxury Colorway
US 2 (2.75mm) on 2 circulars
Started June 22, 2009 - Finished July 30, 2009