Friday, March 24, 2006
I LOVE these socks. Yarn is some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport that I got in a swap at the Knittyboard, the colorway is Iris something. I never made sport weight socks before so couldn't guess the yardage, so I went with a toes-up pattern - Dye Your Own Socks from the book Socks Socks Socks by XRX Publishing (great book by the way, I love it).
The swirls are made by well placed increases and decreases, no cabling required. I love how the pattern goes up the whole front of the sock to the edge, although I wish it didn't roll down - will have to figure out a way to make that not happen next time. I would have made them a little taller but ran out of yarn. SO soft and comfy though - I hadn't intended to wear them today but when I put them on to take the pictures I just couldn't take them off so they are off to the mall with me now.
The Kid is finally finished a whole stinking week of state-mandated testing - amen! She was so stressed, I felt really bad for her. But they are celebrating at school with a cupcake party this afternoon, and then she and I are going to go do some "recreational shopping" at her new favorite clothing store, followed by a Mexican repast at the local Qdoba Grill.
F turned out to be for Flu, which I have had all week, thus the lack of posts. I do have a real F post though and will get that going soon. Yeah, I know I skipped E, but I couldn't think of anything clever....