Here they are: completed Southwestern Socks.
These are knit from Fiesta Boomerang in the Mochachino colorway, purchased from The Loopy Ewe. I used 2.75mm needles to get a gauge of 6.5 stitches to the inch, and I knit my socks over 52 stitches for my medium-ish feet. The pattern will be a freebie so watch for it in the near future.
So of course another sock hopped onto the needles.
I broke out a skein of Wollmeise in the Lowenzahn colorway (acquired from The Loopy Ewe of course). Don’t it make a purty toe?
The foot in progress.
I’m knitting this on 2mm needles and getting 8 stitches to the inch, and working a simple lace pattern. I love the fabric it makes and I love the dyeing on this yarn. And lo and behold! I got the first sock completed today.
While knitting this sock, I asked the KOARC what he thought a good name for the pattern would be. His response:
Frog Warts Socks.
So, Frog Warts Socks they are! (Genius, I tell you.)
If you end the Summer of Socks with X pairs of socks and Y single socks, does that count as X + Y/2 pairs, or just X pairs and the single socks are just left lying about without being included in the count?
Well . . . I think any single socks that are completed count as a half pair. But in my Summer of Socks contest, most people guessed “whole” pairs and did not concern themselves with halves, so I don’t think it matters much.
I got 465 emails entering the giveaway for the copy of Alice Starmore’s Fishermen’s Sweaters. The random number generator chose Laura S. as the lucky recipient. Laura, I’ve emailed you!
I’m a Sicko.
The KOARC downloaded and printed up an official Sicko card for me. Here’s the back:
If you click on the photo to see the larger size, you ought to be able to read it.
After I signed it, the KOARC thoughtfully laminated it for me. It is now in my wallet next to my health insurance cards.
“I love weekends.”