most people don’t seem to get as excited about finishing a pair of socks as i do, so please don’t think that i’m crazy! it must just be the new-sock-knitter phase or something.
“antique rose” anklets
yarn: regia 4-ply color shade 1960 (maybe! it’s all in another language, so…)
needles: size 3 dpns
size: just perfect for me!
comments: i love these socks!! they were my first pair of toe-ups and my first pair with short-row toes and heels. i used some tutorials: short-row heel tutorial and stretchy cast-off tutorial. i also managed to break a tip off my needles, so i guess that’s as good an excuse as any for getting a new set! i messed up the short row toe once, but then i got the hang of it and it wasn’t so bad at all. the cast-off… well, i had to do that three times before i got one i liked. the pattern called for a little picot edge, but i really didn’t like how it looked once i did it, so i pulled it out and cast off normally, which ended up waaaay too tight, so i pulled that out and did the stretchy cast off, which worked much better. overall, i’m quite pleased with how they turned out. i still have a bit of a problem with ladders when using dpns, but i’m not sure what to do about that, since i always pull everything tight when i change needles. oh well! it’s always on the bottom of the foot, so at least it isn’t too visible.