(Who am I, Jennie, with all the completion of projects!?) The commuting socks are done!
I love them. After the little photo shoot, I threw on some jeans, my black shoes, and went grocery shopping while wearing them. Love!
Now, I have to admit something. Gotta come clean. No more hiding. Because even though they were my commuting socks, I ended up finishing them while not commuting. I probably knit the last 3 or so hours of them at my friend’s apartment. I’d knit on them while getting over to her apartment, and once there I decided to keep on going–I was so close to done! We cooked a big dinner that had a lot of down time (a pot roast), and then we watched a movie, so I knit happily away. I finished the second one almost the exact moment the end credits came up, and I sewed in the ends on the bus ride home.
So now, of course, I have nothing to do tomorrow on the way to work. The plan for today is to pick a new project, I guess.
Pattern: None, just a 60-stitch stockinette sock
Needles: US 1; used magic loop
Yarn: Koigu (gift from Laura!)
Toe: Magic cast-on, starting with 14 stitches on a side
Cuff: Plain old k1,p1, about an inch or so.
Started: Sunday, January 21
Finished: Saturday, February 3
Other Notes: If you look closely, you will probably see that the cuffs are not the same length–the socks themselves are not the same length. I did my best to get them the same size, but there just wasn’t as much yarn in the second skein, apparently. I decided to go with the “aw, fuck it” school of knitting, and didn’t bother to take out any of the first sock’s extra height. Because I love them, they’re still wonderful.
The second skein actually had a knot in it–shocking for Koigu. I untied it and balled up the skein as two balls, but even with the little overlap for starting the new ball, it wasn’t coming close to the length of the first skein.