|Socks I have made|
When I cast on for this most recent pair of socks, I didn't think anything of it, but when I got to the heel I realized how boring and predictable I am. So, I dug around in one of my sock books (I have 5 books on socks. Maybe it's the guilt of owning all these innovative sock designs and only working plain ol' socks that got to me) until I found something *new* and **exciting**!
I chose the banded heel from the Sock Knitting Master Class. It is shown in the French Market Socks, but here is how mine turned out.
Now you might be wondering if that weird band thing gets uncomfortable when you stand on it. And I don't know yet, because I haven't done a lot of walking in my one sock just yet. In addition, due to the yarn's fiber content I think these will be reserved as bed socks so I'll never be able to tell you how this heel behaves in a shoe. I can only tell you that it sure was fun to make!
Then to further spice things up, I went with a star toe from Teach Yourself Visually: Sock Knitting. (Yes, in all the socks I have ever made I have never strayed from a round toe. I am ashamed.)
I had heard tell from a certain yarn harlot that spiral toes look nippley, but so far it hasn't bothered me. (Though I can definitely see where she's coming from.) I am also pretty excited about knitting the second sock(!), because it means I get to reverse the spiral. This is my first time NOT using kitchner stitch to finish a sock. One time I did a 3-needle bind off, but it disturbed me so much that I went back and "fixed" it.
So anyways, the details:
Needles: 0's,with 64 st CO
Yarn: Angels and Elephants Alpaca/Merino sock 329 yds/ 100g (from myTiny Owl Knits summa summa swap partner)
I made my socks pretty short, so I should have a lot left over. (For puffing? Probably.)
Head over to Tami's Amis for more WIPs.