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

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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I was planning to cast on two pairs of socks. Instead I cast on one pair. twice.

I LOVE this yarn but I may never find a sock pattern that is a good match for it. I keep trying.
Dianthus Superbus Socks – Take 1 in yarn hand painted by me. ew.
Dianthus superbus Socks
Dianthus Superbus Socks – Take 2 in Deep Ocean Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock. ahhh. much better.
Dianthus superbus Socks 2
The pattern makes me think of waves, so this yarn really is a much better fit all around.

Also on the needles is a Gentleman’s Fancy Sock for The Husband in Solemate
Gentleman's Fancy Sock
Colorway is “Bigger on the Inside” but I tried it on his foot and it fit just fine.

Ps. To see what other folks are working on, go check out Tami’s Amis.


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