Pattern: Clessidra Stockings from the spring 2007 Knitty
Yarn: SandnesGarn Sisu (colour 9544), 3 balls + a tiny bit of a 4th
I don't really know what it is, but I'm not in love with these socks. I thought I'd be in love. Maybe I'm just deadly sick of looking at this colour and I just need to put them away till fall. I'm a little annoyed with myself because I knit the second sock more tightly than the first -- probably because I knit Josephine in between, and I found myself knitting that tightly. And it turns out that the second, tighter sock is the one that fits better. I haven't woven in the ends in the first sock, because there is a (tiny) chance that I'll rip it out and reknit it.
I'm also not very happy with the decreases in the stockinette side panels, and I wish I'd done them differently. According to the pattern, the decreases occur in the centre of the panel, but I'd prefer them to be at the edges since they're so visible.
I'll definitely have to sew some elastic into the cuffs to hold up these socks, but I'm just so tired of them that I'm not going to do it now. It's funny, though -- I do think they look nice in these pictures. I guess I just have green-sock-yarn fatigue.
(Mooky says, "But they match my eyes! Therefore, they are exquisite.")
So, Bill and I leave tomorrow for our week-long fishing trip at Crotch Lake. Woot! Very exciting. I'm going to take my blue-herring socks with me to knit, but it's not practical to do two-colour stranded knitting in the boat (unlike doing one-colour knitting, which is entirely practical). With this in mind, when I finished the leg of the first sock I cast on for the second sock; I'm hoping to finish the second leg tonight so I'll just have the two feet to knit on my holiday. I'm halfway there:
Have a great weekend, week, and weekend -- I'll be back in about eight days with stories about a series of giant fish that got away.