il est fini

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pattern:  French Silk Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
yarn:  Silja sock yarn – 100% superwash wool
needles:  ChiaoGoo 5″ bamboo – US2
started:  April ?     finished: April 24th
notes:  I think this is the first time I have knit socks with acutal sock weight yarn, shocking, I know.  I was a bit afraid of it I think, but I fear it no more.  I wanted to use the single skein of yellow Silja from my stash so I knit these for my daughter with only one repeat of the pattern in the leg for, what I think is, a cute little ankle sock.

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socks, socks, socks

I haven’t been posting but I have been knitting, and here’s the proof, a finished pair of socks.

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pattern:  CIC Toddler Sock
yarn:  Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky – 100% wool
needles:  Clover Bamboo US8
started:  April 18th     finished: April 19th
notes:  Knit as written, but extended 2×2 ribbing down the instep.  Love this pattern, so quick to knit up.

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I actually knit up the CIC socks to take a break from the evil socks from hell.  I had a plan: I had one skein of Silja sock yarn in yellow to knit up socks for the daughter.  I knew I wouldn’t be able to make long socks but I planned on making ankle socks with one repeat of the Fancy Silk (Knit Vintage Socks) pattern on the leg, no problem. 

I got stupid. 

I decided I had enough yarn to knit two repeats, so I knit two 12 row repeats, finished the sock, weighed it, weighed the remaining yarn, looked at the sock, “wow” I thoght “that foot looks really long, I bet it’s too long and I’ll have to shorten the foot, then I will have plenty of yarn for the second sock.” 

I had daughter try on the sock.  It. Fit. Perfectly.  It could not have fit better if I had knit it onto her foot, really, it was that perfect.  Shit!  Now I don’t have enough yarn.  I knit up the second sock with ONE repeat in the leg and had to borrow from the first sock to finishe the last few rows of the toe.  Now I have to rip back to the first repeat in the leg of the first sock and reknit the rest of it.

oh, well, it’s about the process . . . right?

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