Yarn: Shibui Sock
Needles: Addi Turbo, Size 1
I also modified the pattern, 64 stitches was way too big for my feet. I dropped one purl stitch from each repeat, making it a 7 stitch repeat (56 stitches total). The instep was a little wonky – I had to add a purl stitch to the end of the needle for the top of the foot, as well as move one sole stitch knit to the instep in order to prevent laddering.
It took me forever and a day to memorize this repeat. I think somewhere around the middle of the second sock it finally clicked.
I really loved working with the shibui – it was so soft and squishy. However, I guess softness comes with a price: after ONE DAY wearing them around, the heel is totally matted. I’m going to go to my happy place, where I think this means the heel will be more durable the next time I wear it. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
For now, back to statistics. I have a huge project due Monday — but really due Sunday because I have to go to Texas for work on Monday (gone for 4 days). The only thing I’m letting myself start between now and the time I turn in that project is the second Rainy Day sock (Rav link) – as much as I want to start Labyrinth (I even have the yarn all picked out), I’m being strong. Of course since I’m not about to take a big raglan to Texas, I won’t really start that until I get back, so I guess there will be more socks in my future.