Sorry about the title, but I wanted to keep the alliteration going!
Well once I’d rediscovered these socks in my UFO (UnFinished Object) pile it didn’t take me long to finish these bad boys. Pattern and project: Trilobite Socks by Wendy D Johnson from the book “Socks from the Toe Up”. My Ravelry Project Link.
Yarn and needles: South West Trading Company TOFUtsies (50% Wool, 25% Soy, 22% Cotton, 3% Other) in colour 723. Light Fingering/sock weight. Approx. 37 g used (172 yds/157 m). 2 x 2 mm short circular needles. Set of five 2 mm bamboo dpns. Dates and dimensions: May 10 2010 – February 17 2014 (well that’s embarrassing). To fit UK 6.5/Eur 40 foot, size M made.
Notes and modifications:
Obviously, I omitted the leg!
Short row heel, no gusset increases.
Set of short rows worked on back of leg, immediately above the heel. This was done to raise the back of the sock up to help keep it on the foot.
“Surely it is folly to knit knee wool socks in July in the Northern Hemisphere”, I hear you say.
“Nay!” I reply (because apparently this heatwave has made me go all posh) “for come winter I shall have toasty warm calves and ye shall not!”
No, seriously, I don’t think this heat is doing anything for my brain. For my joints and general well-being, only good things though.
The first of my Serpentine socks is complete (pattern from Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson, yarn Zauberball 6).
If you’re offended by the upper motif, I suggest you focus on the lovely snowflakes! I’ve now finished the gusset decreases and it’s just plain (!) sailing to the toe.
Most of my energy (what little there is) has been focused on Tour de Fleece:
I’m behind on reading/commenting on blogs so if you normally hear from me, don’t worry, I’ll get to you at some point! I’ve got raging sinusitis and I’ve been threatened with steroids if my new nasal spray doesn’t work and I’M SO BORED.