So I’ve FINALLY got an FO for you. Is it just me or does it seem like it’s been a REALLY long time since I finished anything?
Yarn: Lang Jawoll Superwash sock yarn (75% superwash wool, 18% nylon, 7% acrylic) in color 8364 (Denim and Light Blue Ragg)
Pattern: Basic Toe up sock done with an easy toe, and a short row heel (thanks so much to Sensational Knitted Socks!), and k3p2 ribbing on the cuff. I used the stretchy sewn bind off found here which worked VERY well.
Needles: US Size 1 (2.25 mm) bamboo doublepoints. Knitted 2 at the same time on 2 sets of needles.
Gauge: 9 spi.
Verdict: They were a bit finicky, being my first pair of toe-up socks, but I can see the appeal of the method, and C likes the way they fit so well that I think all of his socks will be made this way from now on! We were both skeptical about how the foot was going to fit when he tried on toe portion, but it looks good and feels good, so why switch things up when something is working! I didn’t manage to use EVERY inch of the yarn. I probably still had about 6-8 yards from each skein, but I convinced myself I didn’t have to knit any more of the
GODDAMNEDribbing because I needed some for darning… right? But C says he likes them a lot, and even if they were a little higher they’d be better. So NEXT time. And he declared these the best-fitting socks I’ve ever made for him. Woot!
And that, my friends, is an application for AKD membership. I have heard tell of people applying for Associate Membership and being told that they should just apply directly for Professional Membership, so maybe I’ll ask first and find out if that’s possible. I know I’ve got the design experience, as well as teaching experience.
And this is the shawl I’m working on (you can also see it posing on top of the application). It’s going slowly because I keep interrupting it with other projects, but it’s basically the only project on the needles until the rest of the yarn comes for the Renaissance Wool scarf. I really like the way it’s turning out though. It’s pleasing.