- Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (in Knitting Rules!)
- Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Multi, 80% Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon, (215 yards / 57 g per skein), ~1.51 skeins, colorway "Vera"
- US 00 (1.75 mm) aluminum dpns
I made the first of these socks in May/June 2007 to convince myself that I would be able to produce something resembling socks for Sockapalooza 4. I made a pair of fiery looking Monkeys for my Pal in June of 2007, and... I've been intending to make the second sock (to complete what should have been my first pair) ever since.
I have been trying to put my new job's long public transportation commute time to good use, and the second sock was the first knitting beneficiary (I've also gotten more reading done than usual). I'm pleased to report that I didn't lose any of my needles on Caltrain or MUNI, and my yarn ball managed to behave itself - admirably resisting the urge to leap off my lap and go tumbling down the aisle or beneath the seat in front of me.
There's not much to say about this basic sock, except that I like the pattern very much :) I found it to be straightforward: easy to follow and to understand. I cast on 76 stitches and used teeny-tiny needles (00) to accommodate my gauge. I did make some notes in the margins of Stephanie's book, but I mainly used the first sock as a guide for the second.
Bug was game for a little photoshoot once he discovered I could itch him under the chin (albeit rather clumsily) with my toes.
Of course, he's always happy to model blanket-like objects...
I'm trying to post more often, even though I'm feeling awfully busy, and I hope to get back to more blog reading as well as I get settled into my new schedule - I am missing so much of what you guys are doing!
In the meantime, I hope you all have a great week!