It took a long time, and a definite “grin and bear it” attitude, but I finally finished my embossed leaves socks.
Here’s the specifics:
Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks (Mona Schmidt, Interweave Knits, Winter 2005)
Yarn: Knitpicks Essential (superwash wool and nylon)
Needles: US 2 Clover Bamboo (My fave for socks)
Began: March 2006
Finished: September 1, 2006
Mods: None except the yarn substitution
Final Measurements: I don’t have sock blockers. I wish I did. They fit my size 8 feet.
Final Comments: This is a great stitch pattern that is a pleasure to “watch.” I wish that I’d chosen a thicker yarn for the knitting. um. Yay! I’m finished.
So, the moral of the story is that Erica has found a mate. We can all be happy for her as her and her mate gallop off into the sunset of handknitted-sock-land. Look at how cute the two of them look as they cuddle.
The Second Sock syndrome persists, however. Rather than make significant progress on the second of a sock that has already been knitted, I’ve started 4 new socks (in my defense, all but one has been frogged). Seriously. I’m knitting the yarn I dyed the other day into this amazing sock pattern and I turned the heel today (I started it 4 days ago)! Meanwhile, I’m still on the leg/ankles of the second socks (assuming I’ve even started the second of that pair). Sigh.
Although, honestly, I should give myself more credit. This was the oldest UFO in my stash. That’s something right?