I finished these socks ages ago but just haven’t had a chance to post them until now.
In fact, I finished them on the day the Tour de France started. And given they are “almost French”, I’m wearing them today. And I’ll be wearing them tonight, as I cheer on Cadel Evans in the time trial where I hope he will gain at least 1min34s – but hopefully more! They are even “almost Australian” – if only that pale blue was white instead! So perfect, I think.
Yarn: Yarntini self-striping sock yarn in colour McDreamy (yep – blue for the scrubs, dark blue for the eyes, and red for the … um, blood? (ewwwwwwww!)). This is fabulous yarn but unfortuntely fairly hard to get (I was lucky, someone was destashing!) and the skeins are really generous – I’ve got at least 30g left.
Pattern: Simple stocking stitch toe up socks, used Judy’s Magic Cast-on for the toe, short row heel and 2×2 rib on the cuff, with the sewn bind-off. I did the main partof the sock on 64 stitches and increased to 68 stitches as I moved up the leg before the cuff.
Sticks: KnitPicks fixed circular, 2.5mm, using magic loop.
Time: I was planning on knitting these only while watching Grey’s Anatomy (hey, it’s McDreamy yarn after all!) but the series finished before I got the knitting finished! So 10 February 2008 – 5 July 2008.
What I learnt:
I thought about trying to make the stripes match on the second sock, but then couldn’t be bothered (surprise!). I was extremely pleased to see that the stripes actually alternate on the second sock, as does the colours on the heel. So I learnt that it can be good to be lazy, because I bet if I actually tried to do this, it just would not have worked!
Now, go Cadel! I’m working the sock mojo for you tonight!!