I've finished my first pair of Socktoberfest socks! In pretty good time, too, considering I had the cat flu for a while there.
That's what I used for my first pair of Socktoberfest socks.
Yes, they are my Plan B socks, but the Plan A pattern hated me, so we moved on. Yes, I have relationships with my knitting projects. So... ?
Pattern: Raindrop Lace Socks by Evelyn A. Clark from Fiber Trends
Yarn: Girls Night Out from SunShine Yarns.
Needles: US2 Bryspun DPNs
Mods: I made the cuff shorter as they were a bit tight on my leg. I never thought I had chunky ankles/calves, but now I'm rethinking that view. Also because I do like a shorter sock as I more or less live in capris.
Time Served: Four days... give or take... more or less. There was a break in there for the cat flu.
Happy stuff: I love how easy the lace pattern was to work. JoFrog picked a great pattern for me to get started on lace socks.
Grumpy stuff: I would have been happier with a pattern I could have made larger/smaller. The pattern called for US2 needles, but I think I would have been happier using US1s with the yarn I had. Because of the way the pattern was written, I didn't feel comfy messing with the numbers to try to make it bigger. Maybe next time...
Again?: Yes. With a solid colored yarn, I think. Maybe that would show off the lace better. Although, I do love this yarn and the colorway.
Very unhappy with how hard it is to get a nice photo of me wearing the socks. Another vote for getting a sexy little houseboy, I guess. If you click on that picture, it will bigify and you'll be able to see the lace detail. Please ignore my dead-girl pale skin. It's not really my fault that the sun hates me.
Next up: Sock-wise, toe-up with short row heels using an amazing pink and white yarn someone sent me. The yarn makes me happy and I think I need something I can knit on without really thinking as a relief from the double knit scarf I'm also working on. That thing is something, lemme tell ya...
ps... this counts as Sunday Socks, too.