FO: Sweetpea Socks
Posted by Amber on March 6, 2008
Yarn: Claudia Handpaint Fingering; Pink Posey
Needles: Addi Turbo US 1, 32″ (magic loop)
Mods: I wanted to go toe up (because I LOVE toe up!) but also wanted to try a toe up gusset, so I cobbled one together based on Widdershins. However, both socks are different – on the first one I wasn’t really thinking and did 10 gusset increases, whereas on the second one I did 15 gusset increases. So the heel flap is about 3/4 of an inch longer on the second sock. (In the future, I think 13 might be a good number of increases for my foot.)
Fun story (all my knits have to have fun stories!): I started these (cuff down version) on my first day at Stitch DC (June 2007). It took three tries to cast on the right number of stitches (60), and I couldn’t get past the first repeat (kept loosing my place in the pattern, you’d think being so repetitive it would be easier). Frogged and put aside until my last trip to NYC (November 2007), cast on again, but toe up. Worked out much better for me! Finished the first one and cast on for the second right away. Took it to the new knitting group at my day job, and promptly screwed up the pattern (!! It’s a 10 stitch repeat! I couldn’t manage to count to 10!).
They’re fun, beautiful socks, and I think the color/pattern/yarn go together perfectly. But I’ve never been so glad to finish a pair of socks.