Originally uploaded by Drop Stitch Knitter
Although I don’t think I set any World Records here, this is a record knit for me. That teeny ball next to them – that’s what I had left – and it’s really not that bad – it’s probably almost an ounce but it won’t even register on my scale. I shouldn’t have doubted I would have enough – but when you do patterning like this, I tend to think it eats up more yarn than the average pattern. Oh! Another fun fact – these are sized for a womans “small” but they fit my size 10’s fine – they have a lot of give and I’m glad I didn’t add a repeat after all.
Pattern: Child’s First Sock In Shell Pattern by Nancy Bush from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Sophie’s Toes in Weekend Getaway
Needles: US 1’s
Started: June 21, 2007
Finished: June 26, 2007
Whew! Now, my big dilemma – what sock patterns do I want to take with me to knit on vacation? Best make up my mind soon, as we leave in a little over a day. While I was photgraphing this pair, I just happened to count the other handknit socks in my drawer and I’m impressed to say I’ve got 15 pair – three of which have their “dates” missing – but I know they’re around here somewhere! Probably stuck to someone’s t-shirt, or sweatpants – or in someone’s room – I”m not saying who – it could be anyone. It could be me, in fact. But if I wasn’t so busy not packing, I’d be tearing things apart around here, looking for them.
I do know the Shoalwater Shawl, Chevron Scarf and Josephine are coming with me – just have to decide on a sock. No problem if I don’t, there are at least three yarns shops I’m sure I could scrape something up in if I can’t make my mind up here…….And I have to remember to leave room to bring yarn home with me!
So, I’ll be back, and hopefully with some finished knits to show for it!