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

It’s come to my attention that I never blogged the pretty pink socks I knit for my SIL.
Socks formerly known as Glass Slippers

This pattern is lovely and delicate and immediately brought my pink-loving sister-in-law to mind. I made the 72sts size and was really pleased with them. I grafted the toes of sock 2 in June of 2014 and was able to take some glamour shots at Disneyland.
PinkSocks1PinkSocks2

Pattern: Bea Socks, formerly known as Glass Slippers by Christina Wilkins
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk
Needles: magic looped with addi turbos…the size would be a handy thing to know, wouldn’t it…2.25mm maybe?
Mods: There’s a point where there’s 2 purls on one side of the top of the foot and one purl on the other side of the top of the foot. I moved the heel over a stitch on the second sock so that the two purls and one purl sides were mirrored from the first sock. I analyzed the chart and totally understood why this asymmetry had to happen, but the mirroring helped me sleep at night.
PinkSocks4


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The Fancy socks for The Husband are finished! I’m much happier with the new toes (the ones where I actually followed the pattern since I had to rip back because I’d run out of yarn).
Before (on my feet) – seriously, do you see these toes?!?
Gentleman's Fancy Socks

After (on TH):
Gentleman's Fancy Socks 2

Pattern: Gentleman’s Fancy Sock
Designer: Nancy Bush
Yarn (main): Lorna’s Laces Solemate in Bigger on the Inside
(toes): Cascade Heritage Silk in 5631 (gray)
Needles: 2.25mm
Comments from The Husband: “Those turned out good. Nice job.” (This is high praise as he’s not yet a handknit sock cult member – but I’m not worried. I can see him walking towards the dark side and on his feet….are handknit socks.)

Ps. Check out what others have finished at Tami’s Amis and Wisdom begins in Wonder and Natural Suburbia


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