It's officially the time of year when I want to close all the blinds, turn down the AC, and pretend summer isn't happening outside. With temperatures nearing 100 everyday, I'm ready already to say goodbye to summer (which won't even be here for another week). I already have Fiona Apple playing and I lit a Mahogany Teakwood candle yesterday; it's October in my heart.
I mentioned in my last post that I had socks on my needles since January. These are those socks! I really have no excuse for taking so long to complete them; I suppose the cabling got tedious and I didn't want to work on them, is all. As you can see in the final picture, there's cabling going on, but you can't really tell because of how crazy the yarn is. The cables help them fit well, though.
Let's talk about the yarn! I used the first skein of Spun Right Round that I ever bought, 80/20 Sock in the Fluff colorway. Fluff isn't my preferred name for this color; maybe Flamingo is better, because it looks like flamingos and the shrimp they eat? I had four months to stare at these socks so a lot of thought went into the color. The yarn is really springy and fun - you can tell these will be really durable socks! The speckles were fun too, as always.
I used a Fish Lips Kiss heel, as always. I think at this point I'm just using that heel because it's so damn easy. I don't even have to think about it and I can turn a heel in 30 minutes without having to balance 64 stitches on a single needle. Easy peasy. I also don't have particularly round heels (I have a weird bone at the back of my heel, TMI and FYI) so they fit really well. I did six repeats of the pattern on both the leg and the foot, which makes for a decent sized sock, certainly longer than I make when doing vanilla socks. There's something to be said for making the most of your skein, but I don't think I have the stamina to knit a knee sock, that's for sure.
I've already started another pair of socks. I don't think I'll make my goal of 12 in 2015, but every pair counts.