Thursday, August 31, 2006

Late Night Socks

Embossed Leaves Socks are finished! This lovely photo courtesy of my bookcase and my self timer.

Here's a slightly better shot of the texture of these things.

After some minor modifications, they look and fit great.

The Stats
Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks, Winter 2005 Interweave Knits
Yarn: KnitPicks Essential
Needles: #1 bamboo dpns
Modifications: First of all, no twisted ribbing because I'm lazy. The pattern also asks you to cut the yarn and rejoin at the heel, which I didn't bother with. I also changed the toe because my feet are too long for the pattern, and so knit the foot longer and just did a plain old stubby wedge toe. The gauge is a little looser than I normally like my socks to be knit at, and we'll have to see how the Essential wears with use.

Other than that, these were a fun pair of socks to knit and they just seemed to fly off the needles (that is, when I was actually working on them).

The next pair of socks? I've certainly got choices. Pomatomus, some toe-up knee highs, a pair of plain socks in a bright colorway of Sockotta, or something lacy and delicious made from Claudia's Handpaint or KPPPM? Who knows.

Maybe I should finish something else first. This weekend I've got to finish crocheting a bunch of snowflakes, because I owe my sister for her Christmas projects. And I received the fun fur (yeah... ew) that I needed for my little hedgehog, so maybe I can finish knitting him this weekend. Maybe if I were really ambitious I'd get that second charity sock done, or maybe even my sweater back. Decisions, decisions... but it is a long weekend. We'll see.


reluctantMANGO said...

They're gorgeous! Still my favorite sock pattern... I didn't follow the heel directions either :) why make more ends to weave in?

I vote for Pomatomous next - it's on my list too!

Dove Knits said...

So pretty! I love them; they've gotta be one of the prettiest sock patterns out there.

I have bad news for you, kid: the September issue of Magknits is out, and there are 3 pairs of gorgeous socks in it.