The Ravellenic Games are a great time for a person to challenge themselves, and for me taking on the challenge of completing two pairs of patterned socks in two weeks was a good one.
I was able to accomplish something new and try out a sock designer I have been really wanting to try, verybusymonkey. These socks have made me realize how much I love making socks, and lace socks are tops on my lists.
Also, because I wanted to be on Team Doom (rather Team Smart-Ass World-Dominating Knitters of Doom) it was my first chance to work with indigodragonfly's Merino Nylon sock, which was awesome. Such a great yarn, a two-ply with lots of sproing and great colors.
This managed to be the 8th pair of socks that I have completed in 2012, so I am way ahead of schedule on my year of socks, but I have no intention of slowing down.
- Details -
Project Name: Cone Socks
Recipient: Mine, Mine, all Mine
Yarn: indigodragonfly Merino Nylon Sock in They Were Cones
- Shortened Cuff and Leg - I have quite large calves and so I find I don't like tall socks as they don't stay up. So I took out some repeats of the cuff and one of the leg charts.
- None, I think: I'm really starting to get the hang of this sock thing!
- Yarn: AWESOME! Kim's 2-ply sock yarn is a very different texture from other Merino Nylon sock yarns I have used and it is a welcome change. It has great spring to it and really feels great in socks.
- Pattern: This my have been my first verybusymonkey pattern but it won't be the last. I LOVE knitting lace socks and these ones are brilliant.
Re-Knit?: Probably not, but I will be knitting more of verybusymonkey's patterns as soon as I can.