Sunday, June 29, 2014
Toadstool socks finished!
I will not, however, be wearing them. They're too narrow for my feet. I can easily get them on, but stretching them around my feet distorts the pattern. I need someone with long, very narrow feet to give these away to ...
I still have some of the toadstool yarn. I'm planning to use the kit leftovers for lead yarn on my spinning wheel, but I might knit a few preemie/newborn hats from the leftover patterned yarn.
The yarn is Abi Grasso toadstool self-patterning sock yarn. I ended up having to wing the pattern, since the one that came with the yarn was not workable at all - the directions said cast on 56 stitches, and only after reading the chart and trying to figure out why I couldn't for the life of me get the pattern to show up did I discover that the stitch count should be 52. I didn't like how the sample sock looked with the striped heel flap and solid brown gusset, so I did an afterthought heel. I also didn't like the lime green color yarn, so I used brown for all of the solid parts - luckily there was enough of the brown yarn in the kit.