My Pot Pourri Socks from the side and front
Pattern: Pot Pourri Socks from Knitting Socks in Handpainted Yarns by Carol Sulcoski
Yarn: 2 hanks of Claudia Hand Painted Yarns in fingering weight. Think the colour is called Teal Party. Bought at Chix with Stix in Chicago.
Project time: End of March - April 18th, 2009
The heels of my socks
Project modificatons: I changed the heel pattern as I couldn't get the suggested one to work with the tight way of my knitting. The heel flap turned out tiiiiny and I went with a basic slip stitch pattern instead.
I picked up more stitches along the heel flap than suggested and changed my decreasing around the foot. After a couple of rows with decreases every other row, I quit the knit rows in between decrease rows. It turned out a better fit for my feet.
The side of one of my feet.
Comments/Thoughts: A pair of socks that almost fit me perfectly!!! What else can I say?
Well, I can say that I redid parts on these soooo many times it's ridiculous. The picot edge was done a total of four times on this pair. I had to change needle size and I had to change where I started the skein. The heels have been knit a total of five times (I think) with changed needles and changed heel patterns. The gusset shaping was redone twice on the first sock. The first toe was knit twice as I had messed up on my stitch count.
I like the fit but they could've been a bit snugger. Especially around the leg.
I love brown and teal together and in the hanks, this looked like the perfect balance between the two. Starting to knit with the yarn, I realized there was way more brown and dark green than I had anticipated. The socks are not as bright and happy as I thought they would be. They are actually on the dark and boring side. (The pictures show the socks way brighter than they actually are...)
The socks from above. See the pooling on the feet?
The stitch pattern was easy enough and it actually kept the yarn from pooling on the leg section. The foot part is pooled and I don't really like that.