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

The “I wish Daryl was here.” socks are finished.
Lichen Socks

Pattern: Night of the Living Dead Socks (wasn’t crazy about the pattern write-up, but the idea was super fun and I figured it out – this is NOT a great pattern for your first pair of socks).
Night of the Living Socks

For a change of pace, let’s talk about the Claire de Lune yarn.
Clair de Lune means moonlight in French.
Left Zombie Sock & moon
and is the name of the third movement in a piano suite by Claude Debussy.
and a song written by Gabriel Fauré.
Right Zombie Sock
set to the words of the poem by Paul-Marie Verlaine.
who was born in Metz.

which has absolutely nothing to do with Kevin Bacon.

To see what other folks have finished, check out Tami’s Amis, Wisdom begins in Wonder, and Natural Suburbia.

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These socks are determined that I hate them. But, I will not be deterred. I love the idea of them.
and the yarn.
and the person they are for.
So I shall love them, despite their best efforts.

I was supposed to cast on 56 stitches for the second sock. You know. So it would match the first sock.

Night of the Living Socks

sorry for the repeat pic, but the pic of sock 2 was carried away in the night by tiny aliens (not really, it was a hard drive failure, but that's boring.)

As I got to the heel and was really happy with my dropped stitches, I realized that I was only working with 54. Rat on a stick! But, I talked to their soon-to-be owner and decided not to panic (read “she talked me off the ledge”).

Our conversation went something like this:
Me: I only cast on 54 for the second sock!….and the first sock fit well and it was 56 stitches!….and I’m just OCD enough to be bothered that they don’t match; it is all I can do to not just RIP!
Bonita: Wait. I will try it on.
Me: But they won’t be perfect.
Bonita: They’re perfect because they’re handmade by you.
Me: Well, one of your feet is probably 2 stitches skinnier than the other.
Bonita: Yes, that’s why I limp.
Me: you limp?
Me: …or are you pulling my leg?
Me: again.
Me: That’s why I limp.

She tried it on. She deemed it acceptable.

It was a smidge tight.

You know I ripped it out.

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The first I wish Daryl was here. sock is complete.
I wish Daryl was here. sock.
Pattern: Night of the Living Sock by Cambria Washington
Yarn: Dizzylettuce Claire de Lune – Lichen

The stripee socks were a little too small for Rebecca (I should have followed my knitterly instincts), so I started ripping toes to add a wee bit of length. one done. one to go.
Stripee Sock

…and then this lovely came in the mail (courtesy of Rebecca)
Space Cadet
Space Cadet: Oriana 8-ply: Drizzle

It feels amazing….wool so soft it doesn’t feel real. Nothing inspires me to rework the toes of socks like fresh yarn! Well played, Rebecca!

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

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