It’s spring break and I finished a pair of socks (ok, well one was done a long time ago). I did this sock instead of…
- working on my 25 page senior thesis that’s due the 29th (of this month)
- getting ahead in my other classes (which have 12 and 10 page papers due the same time) so that I can neglect them when I’m working on my thesis
- doing one of 5 loads of laundry that I brought home
- organizing my school stuff that I brought home
- evaluating which grad school I’m going to go to (status: I’ve been accepted to Loyola and IU [higher ed and student affairs programs] and I have an assistantship for IU. I haven’t accepted it yet because I’m waiting to hear if I get an assistantship offer at Loyola)
But these socks felt so good to knit. Yes, its’ true, I was really, really tired of the pattern by the time I finished it. But each fiber passing though my fingers just felt so wonderful. And of course, an FO is equally satisfying.
So, the specifics you want? OK.
Pattern: River Rapids from Sockbug
Yarn: Knitpicks Bare 100% Merino Sock Yarn. I hand dyed this stuff using Jaquard Acid Dyes. My second favorite/most proud of dye job ever (it pooled -but was pretty).
Needles: US 2 dpn (Clover bamboo, as usual)
Time to knit: To long. I knit the heel through the toe of the second sock in two days. But I started the pair in back in September of 2006.
Mods: When I moved from the ribbing to the chart, I moved the first stitch of the chart (a purl) to the end so that the purls would stay in nice and neat rows all the way down. I also did my normal toe and heel – I don’t remember if that different than the pattern or not. Either way, it’s a pretty good pattern.
Notes: The length of the ankle/leg of the sock is PERFECT – I’d say the most perfect to date. I did 5.5 inches before I started the heel.