I started these socks while in Hawaii and thought I was going to finish them there. But I got sidetracked when I didn’t have any size 1 needles with me on vacation to finish the cuffs. But I finally finished them.
The pattern is Firestarter by Yarnissima. (505 projects and 1906 queues!) I used Socks that Rock Lightweight in the colorway Tidepool. I used size 0s and 1s. The only “mod” is that I knit an extra repeat on the foot, and maybe an extra one on the leg before switching needle sizes. There was some more yarn, but I decided to stop where it was because the length was fine.
The striping was going along perfectly until I got to the cuff. Once I jumped up needle sizes it started pooling on me. I don’t mind too much. It’s kind of cool to see how a little change in pattern can really affect the amount of yarn used in each round.
I’m pleased with them. I never understand how people take sock modelling pictures wearing heels. First of all, that really isn’t my fashion aesthetic, but also my socks end up so bulky. I was wearing these in boots yesterday and I felt like my left toes were being squished. I don’t know if these would fit in Converse let alone heels.
A few years ago I made the Anna knee high socks from Rowan 40. I really should have listened to the knit bloggers that said you should switch to a smaller needle when working the foot. After wearing the socks throughout the day they were so baggy. My point was that I would have worn those with some heels or dress shoes, but the foot was too bulky to fit right. I don’t want fabric bagging out of the straps. Now I can really only wear them when I wear rain boots.
Strangely enough my main incentive for posting, was to embed this video my coworker found today. I don’t know why I love it so much. The title says it all: “Squirell eats a ritz cracker to Huey Lewis’ ‘If this is it” ” [sic]
Enjoy! Have a happy and safe holiday! [ I tried to post this on Wednesday but messed up!]