The Camouflage Socks are at long last done.
I love the heel.
They seemed to take a particularly long time because I had five days off from work in the middle of their production, therefore, there were five days when I did not work on them at all. But they are done and I am happy.
Knitted from Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in the “Camouflage” colorway, on 2mm (US size 0) needles, I did them toe-up with a gusset and a slip-stitch heel.
In celebration of their completion, I have posted a generic pattern for a toe-up slip-stitch heel sock. It is available here, in pdf format. It is also linked to permanently from my Free Patterns page. I’ve written the pattern in three sizes, oh-so cleverly named small, medium, and large. The Camouflage Socks I just completed were worked in size large.
So have at it. If you find errors, just remember: you get what you pay for. Oh, and you can let me know as well, and I’ll fix the pattern.
There was little lace knitting last night as I was overcome with a vague feeling of ennui. There will likely be little lace knitting tonight as well, as tonight is Laundry Night. (Okay — I’ll allow a few minutes for you to get over your jealousy.)
Be that as it may, here is a photo of the Handsome Triangle, looking just an ootch larger than yesterday’s photo.
Hmmmm, there appears to be a small fur-bearing animal on it . . .
Do you prefer the Addi lace needles over your Knitpicks Options needles?
Hard for me to choose. I do like them both, very much. The points are nice and pointy on both of them, and the joins to the cable are really very nice and smooth. I do thing I prefer the Addi lace needles slightly — and I do wish they came in a wider range of sizes.
Where did you get those nice thin markers that seem to be hard plastic? The thinnest I can find are the “rubberband”-type that Patternworks sells in neon colors. They are fine, but they sometimes shoot off the needle, causing me to utter expletives. The red rings are a little too thick for lace.
My stitch markers are made by Clover, and they are indeed great — nice thin plastic, and you get two different sizes in each pack. They can be hard to find — they do seem to sell out quickly.
The Return of the Book Giveaway!
It’s book giveaway time once again! Woo-hoo!
This week it’s another wonderful Charles Todd mystery: False Mirror. Want it? Send an email to blogcontestATcomcastDOTnet before noon Eastern time on Sunday June 10, and I’ll use the random number generator to pick a recipient.
Odometer reading this morning:
“Who cares? I’m gonna rock out to the mix CD that Chaos & Mayhem’s Mom sent us!”