Four months, four pairs of socks. I'm still on track to complete 12 pairs of socks in 12 months. After the complex cables of my Staked Socks these were a nice shift with the subtle patterning and interesting color shifts.
They did turn out a bit small, I think for a 64in sock I need to be using a 2.75mm needle more often than not. I find that all the different Merino Nylon sock base from my fave Cdn dyers seem to be pretty similar so I'm not surprised that I use similar needles for all of them.
So I have cast on for my next pair, I will be doing lace which is again a nice change from the plain, cables and texture of the last three months of socks.
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Project Name: Visions of Sugar Plum ... House Elves?
Yarn: Fleece Artist Trail Socks in Sugar Plums
- Different Gusset Pick-up: I was reading the new Simply Sockupied eMag and Ann Budd had a cool technique using an extra DPN to twist the picked up gusset stitches, which for me resulted in a bit of extra work but a really attractive "seam" with no gaps.
- TAAT Magic Loop on a 32" needle: I didn't have a longer one and I tried to do Two Socks on Two Circs and it made me want to cry so I figured out how to do two socks to 1 circ. It has inspired me to get 40" circs to do my TAAT socks as 47" is a bit too long feeling now.
- Yarn: I am quite impressed with how Fleece Artist does a multi, while it did swirl around the leg both socks striped identically and the slipped stitch heel looks really amazing. My aversion to multis is being reduced thanks to this yarn.
- Pattern: Nice, clear, simple and free. My only issue is the author doesn't tell you how long the toe is at gauge. Although the shape is really nice and now that I know how it works I may use it again in future.
Re-Knit?: Nope, although I may steal the toe for a default top-down pair of franken-socks (ie. my default sock made of parts of all sorts of different patterns). There are way too many socks out there to make the same pair twice.