Just in time for rainy, foggy, cold weather!
Pattern: Wendy’s generic toe-up socks
Yarn: J. Knits Supersock Me, color “Iowa”
Time Elapsed: One week, almost exactly
Modifications and Notes: It’s such a generic pattern, I’m not sure there *are* modifications. 🙂 I added some stitches to the leg of the sock for fit.
This was my first toe-up sock, and it probably won’t be my last. I loved the ease of trying on the toe-up sock vs. a cuff-down. I used a picot bind-off at the top, and it probably is the last time I’ll do that. I briefly considered ironing it to stay flat just for the photo shoot, and lazed out. I think ribbing with a sewn bind-off would be much more comfortable.
(Of course, Jacob had to help with the pictures. More sock multi-tasking on the FO page.)
I love the J. Knits yarn, especially since it’s been washed. The nylon was a little… I don’t know the correct word, maybe crunchy? …before washing, but after a nice soak the socks are super soft and cushy. It’s a little splitty, but then again, so is most yarn when you use super-pointy tiny metal needles. The color is phenomenal, and didn’t pool a bit.
I’m not all that crazy about the short-row heel. I like the way it doesn’t interrupt what the color is doing, but it doesn’t seem to hug my feet in the same way as a heel flap does. So I’ll probably use it again, but only for handpainted yarn.
I had hopes of doing the Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style in some Richesse et Soie I have in the stash and Tulip in May, but my Grandpa gave me a priority interrupt requesting an indoor cap, and it turns out I don’t have enough Richesse et Soie. Poo. :-/ So, Tulip is definitely on the agenda, and probably something warmer, too. Maybe the Slimline Jacket from Debbie Bliss’ “Out of Town”? I have Cashmerino Astrakhan in black for it…