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

I forced this yarn to stripe/bend to my will and I’m terribly pleased with these socks. But, they no longer make me think of Muppets and Rainbow Connections. Now, they make me think of lessons learned, how happy I am that the person they’re going to LOVES them, and the one time in my life people compared me to a saint.
Rainbow Socks

Pattern: Vanessa antiopa Socks by Hunter Hammersen

Size: Medium

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Solemate
When I hand washed/blocked these socks, they sank like rocks in water. I was surprised by this as my wool socks float. It seems that this yarn (55% superwash merino, 15% nylon, 30% viscose (rayon) fiber that interacts with your body’s microclimate to moderate temperature from being too hot or too cold) does not seem to have the water repelling properties of wool.
Colorway: Rainbow

Mods: The toes should have been all purled, but the giftee and I agreed that we prefer ribbed toes, so the toes match the cuff ribbing.

Needles: 2.5mm for the leg, 2.25mm for the foot
Rainbow Socks

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

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Finished the first Muppet sock (Vanessa antiopa Socks by Hunter Hammersen) including switching out the purled toe for a ribbed toe to match the cuff. I didn’t love the idea of a purled toe with this colorway – I do love the ribbed toe.
Muppet Sock

Then, I started the second sock. Wasn’t happy with the pooling (deja vu) – too much green all on one side. Frogged it. Started over.
Muppet Sock & book
These socks were going to be for my mom and I was worried they would be too small. They were a wee bit tight and it turns out that she’s not a huge fan of the colorway even though she did like the pattern. Luckily for me, Turtle LOVES the colors and they’ll fit her. Winning!

To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things (I’m reading “French Women Don’t Get Fat” for the third time. This book really motivates me to only eat things that satisfy me.)
Frontier Dreams

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