Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

I thought the second appley sock was going to be boring after that first hiccup, but at some point, I lost track of where I was in the chart and all of a sudden, I had an extra row of zigs where there should have been zags. Not to worry, I ripped a couple of rows and all was right with the world again.
Lycaena virgaureae socks

I must confess that I love these little socks. I don’t know if it was the yummy yarn or the smooth pattern or that people far and wide have been admiring them or fond thoughts of the person they’re going to live with, but even with the rough patches, I really enjoyed knitting these lovelies. I felt like a process knitter for once in my life.
Lycaena virgaureae socks

Pattern: Lycaena virgaureae Sock by Hunter Hammersen
Yarn: Schaefer Yarn Company Heather (love it. This stuff is right up there with Handmaiden Casbah.)
Colorway: Apple Green
Needles: 2.5mm for the leg, 2.25mm for the foot.
Pair 12 in my 100 sock journey.

Ps. Check out what others have finished at:
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13 Comments

  1. Alicia says:

    What great socks! I’m totally digging this bright green color lately.
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  2. Mlissabeth says:

    They are done! Yay! What a wonderful job.
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  3. Sam says:

    Nice socks! Lovely colour too!
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  4. I love those socks too. Now I think I’d better add that pattern to my queue as well .. before I succumb to sock envy!
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  5. Ginny says:

    They do look rather scrummy. I love the pictures people take of their own feet in sock.
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  6. Gracey says:

    Oh my gosh! Love! The color, the pattern! Great job…
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  7. Jane says:

    The colour of those socks is delicious! I like the cute shorter length of them as well. Great job!
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  8. Carmen says:

    I love your socks! The color and pattern are both so beautiful!

  9. Regula says:

    Beautiful socks, but aren’t apples red? ;-) At least the ones I picked yesterday are.
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  10. steph says:

    hands down…(feet down??) my favorite color lately!!! (i’m fickled—i switch around favorite colors all the time, but for now—-limey apple green is it!!!) love the pattern, too!
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  11. Bonnie says:

    Those are GORGEOUS. I love love love the color! Nicely done!
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  12. wonderwhygal says:

    ooooh, I love these socks! The yarn color is a perfect choice too.


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