I’d, uh, well, actually, um, I’d have a pair of socks. Anastasia Socks, that is.
When the Amazing Lace administrators posted asking us to come up with what our projects would be if cast off right then, the only thing I had left to do with these socks was decide on a cast-off.
So I did, and used the oft-recommended Elizabeth Zimmerman sewn cast-off. Conveniently, Knitty just came out with directions, so you can easily find directions to do it yourself. I had never used it before, but I’m convinced: It, quite simply, rocks. Stretchy, easy, looks goodâ€”awesome.
These socks, as I’ve said, are intended as a Christmas present for the boy’s eldest sister, whose middle name is Anastasia. But I’m also a huge Anastasia Krupnik fan, so they’re also an homage to that brilliant children’s series of books. The socks are also my first completed pair for the official Summer of Socks (though for my personal summer of socks they’re pair #3).
The pattern for these bad boys is available via an emailed pdf. E-mail me (mintyfreshflavor AT gmail), and I’ll send it to you! (It’s ready!) Specify the pattern name (or describe the socks) so I don’t send you the Zokni pattern by mistake!
Some additional down ‘n’ dirty details:
Yarn: Koigu KPPM
Needles: 2.5 mm Addi Turbos
Started: Wednesday, June 21
Finished: Wednesday, July 5 (? I think. I can’t remember at all. It was last week.)
Basic details: Toe-up socks using a short-row heel. I mirrored the pattern so that the two coordinated but weren’t exact matches.
I’d hoped to cast all of my Amazing Lace posts as Amazing Race posts, as I’ve done before, but I’m sorry, I just lost some steam and it didn’t make much sense with either this challenge or the poetry one (which, you’ll notice, I opted out of!). So in the end I couldn’t keep it up the whole time, which is too bad because they were fun to write.