Stop the presses! The Loopy Laces socks are complete!
And thank you for all your positive comments about the pattern. I do really love how it looks knitted up in this yarn.
To recap, it’s Misty Mountain Farm Jubilee sock yarn in the Apple Rose colorway. My socks are knitted on 2mm needles.
Marianne Y. asked:
I will be interested to know how much yarn you will have leftover when you have finished both socks? I’m wondering if someone with a larger foot, say size 10, would need to buy two skeins to knit your beautiful pattern?
Here’s a pic of the leftovers from my pair:
I made my socks for a size 8.5 foot, and I had 22 grams of yarn leftover from my one skein, so you should have enough. I made the tops pretty tall on these, too. Remember, these socks are knit toe up — you can knit ’til you run out of yarn.
How do you decide what sock yarns to try? I mean, there are so many different kinds. Do you ask people what they recommend or do you go on the assumption that you’ll probably like any kind of sock yarn and just buy whatever has pretty colors?
I do try lots of different sock yarns.
Some of them I read about on other blogs, and then go order a skein to try out myself. Some I stumble upon on Etsy. But the majority I buy from The Loopy Ewe because Sheri always has an impressive collection of sock yarns from a lot of different indie dyers.
By the way, the other day Jen left the following comment:
I have a pdf document in the sidebar of my blog that shows how to convert a dpns pattern to magic loop, and it’s not a stretch to use that info to make it work on two circs. There’s also one that shows how to work a gusset for a heel flap on magic loop, which again can be converted to two-circs.
So if you’re a dpn user who needs some help converting to a different method, check out Jen’s blog. Thanks, Jen!
Thanks for all your good wishes about my health. The cortisone shots last week were my second go-round with cortisone and sadly they have had no effect yet. I’m still moving sorta like Quasimodo, dragging one foot along as I walk. Every time I go to the doctor he sort of mutters something about “surgery may be the only solution” but we live in hope that eventually the non-surgical alternatives will do the trick.
Here’s Lucy being nonchalant.
Do not be fooled — here she is moments earlier, doing her “I’m-so-happy-Momma’s-home” wiggle-dance.
She’s a blur, baby!