We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Olympics!
Look ma! A heel! No clue how I did this other than I was motivated by some gorgeous silk in the mail and I don’t want to leave a half finished sock hanging. Maybe I’ll have a finished sock tonight! Who knows! And to think, I’m not in any team or challenge.
I actually can’t believe I’ve been knitting these since it’s mostly ribbing (to be technical it would be moss or seed stitch depending on what row you’re on), since I think we all know how much I hate ribbing. It must be that little bit of “lace” thrown in there. These are the ‘child’s french sock’ from Knitting Vintage Socks, an 1800’s Weldon’s pattern Nancy Bush updated to fit an average woman’s foot. I like the way it feels for the most part, except I think I should have gone down a needle size for the ankles. My ankles are of the skinny/bony persuasion and the sock feels a little loose around the gusset/ankle area…oops. At least the yarn is springy and is keeping mostly everything in place. Rumor has it that there’s some sort of yarn gathering this week, if I were going to said gathering I would pick up a skein or two of Tess Designer Yarns. I’m sure she’s going to have a huge a booth right in front. Just saying.
The sockpal-watch continues…I think I should have mentioned that my pal is a dude (I wouldn’t go on and on about the size of the foot if it was a girl). A dude that would appreciate some cables. I have a loosely-set game plan in my mind: I’ll be knitting with sport or dk weight yarn, I’ll make up some pattern that will prevent me from going crazy but will also make my pal happy, and it needs to be green or purple or white uhhh I’m not sure yet. It will be some color. Did you see that some people already finished their socks?! crap