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.
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.