This project took me forever! I started on them back in October, quickly finished the first sock and knit up just past the heel on the second, got confused, and then put them down for a month. If I thought I was confused before I put them down, I was in for a real shock when I finally picked them back up! I had to rip back right to where I did the gussets and study the pattern for a bit before I could figure out what I needed to do again. I won't be putting another pair of patterned socks down for that long again, no way. I finished the leg in a day, even having to rip from the first sock to have enough yarn to finish the second. At the end I had a tiny little ball left. I did a horrible job sewing the picot cuff, and I'm not sure that I'll be attempting that again any time soon. Regardless I still love the socks! The yarn is my own handspun BFL that I did back in June. I still knit it on size 1s even though it was a dk-ish weight, and my hands paid for it. I did a modification/huge mistake on these due to not checking for errata - it should have been obvious when I saw that there were symbols on the chart that weren't listed on the key. So instead of any cables, I did them all as twisted stitches - oh well! They still look pretty darn good and they are both the same (even though one does look shorter in the pic), so no harm no foul right?
- Pattern - Queen of Diamonds Socks by Fiber Fool Kristi Schueler in Spin-Off Magazine Spring 2007
- Yarn - My handspun, 2-ply BFL approximately 250 yards
- Needles - US Size 1
- Took me - 2 months
- Comments - What is better than handspun socks?! I say not many things :)