About a Month and a Half Late, a Christmas present
I finally found a pattern that is guy-friendly for Ray and I finished the pair of socks this morning on the Metro
Pattern: Elegant Ribbed Stockings by Ann Budd from Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs
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Yarn(s)ream in Color Classy, 1.32 skeins (150 yards)
Colorway(s): Don’t Be Blue
Needle(s): US 4 / 3.5 mm
Casted On: January 30, 2010
Casted Off: February 2, 2010
Modifications: I opted out of using a ribbon on the top of the socks. Me thinks Ray wouldn’t have digged it.
Needless to say, when I started these socks, they flew off the needles but it was a hard time coming. I’d start a pair of socks and they’d be ridiculously big or too busy or it didn’t match well with the yarn. When I picked up my ever-so-trusty Favorite Socks book and saw this pattern and it was perfect!
Ray wears a size 11 sock and, yes I understand that it might look funny that I’m wearing his socks, with my size 7 (Men’s) feet. Well, they were big on me. Had plenty of room in the toes. But I’m sure they’ll be a little tight for him, still. That was my intention. I understand that Dream in Color has a tendency to stretch, which explains why I sized them a little small.
Wanna hear something interesting about this pair of socks, during it, I realized I was making short row heels the wrong way! Who woulda thunk it?? Yes I was wrapping my stitches in the wrong direction. It made a slightly funky looking heel but not one that I would object to. But I did get curious and looked it up and realized I wasn’t bringing the yarn to the front, when knitting. I wrapped from the back to the front as opposed to from the front to the back as you should. This is my 28th pair of socks and I’m still learning things. Gawd I love knitting!