History making socks as no other pair has taken as long as this pair took. o.O
I found out about the yarn, Patons Kroy Socks Ragg Shades, in January and had to get my hands on some. Happily, my local Michaels has five skeins. Four of the same dye lot. Three of which started at the same point in the colour repeat. I bought those four, of course.
When I was ready to cast on, I pulled two skeins that started at the same point in the colour repeat because I'm lazy and socks should be mindless. I put both skeins through the ball winder to make sure that there were no surprises. That's a trick that Mr. Noro taught me years ago.
Cookie Cutter Short Row toes and heels were done with Patons Kroy Sock in that same Flax colour that I love so much and may have a stash of. /ahem They were leftovers from a pair of sleeves. I think the contrasting toes and heels add a little something to the socks and keep the striping on track. I hate wondering how things will go with a heel.
I used square DPNs and knit a lot of st st round and round and round...
I did increases on the cuffs so I could use more of the yarn. Then some ribbing at the top, which I have mixed feelings about, but whatever.
My favorite part?
Such a simple thing but the matching does make me happy.
It's the simple things, right?