When I started these on July 9th I wondered how long they would take me. To save you the trouble of looking back, they took 49 days! But who really counts socks in the WIPs pile anyway? Socks are always on needles, ever at the ready to fill the “waiting” moments. And I can’t think of a better way to fill those moments then with Cookies. (Are you getting tired of my cookie references yet?) Every time I knit a pair of socks by Cookie A. I fall more and more in love…with socks and her patterns.
I also love the thrill of finishing a project.
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, 2 skeins of Red Rover
I bought this yarn from Loopy Ewe about 2 years ago and didn’t realize until I cast on for the socks that they were two different dye lots but I don’t think you can really tell. I wasn’t that wild about the color when I started the socks but now that they’re done, it’s perfect for this pattern. A bit of color variation that doesn’t take away from the pattern.
Needles: #1, 2 circs
Modifications: There is a small error in the pattern (a first, that I’ve found in any of her patterns) just when you start the heel flap. I followed the correction of a Raveler and it worked out perfectly. You can find that here. Other than that I followed the directions exactly. A great pattern and very interesting charts (as always).
I knit 2 full reps of the leg chart and 2 full reps plus 12 rnds of the foot chart. I love the way the toes worked out
So now what? Another pair of socks? Another pair of Cookie socks? I’m thinking Kai-Mei. My friend Kim recently posted her finished pair and they’re beautiful! Well, you’ll see soon. I have to get back to Vivian and Kira’s Sheep and Wool outfit and a christening outfit and a gift for a friend who just had a baby yesterday and another friend that is due at the end of September….Crap that’s a lot of knitting. But what fun lies ahead…