Posted by Nanc
Can you believe it? I know I can’t. I actually have one of the SockapalOOOza socks done!
Sure, sure – one sock doesn’t make a pair, and my pal would probably not be too happy with a do-it-yourself kit. I understand, but stop raining on my parade, man. Just enjoy the sock that is.
Yep, here it is in all it’s sock-like glory. Modeled by the loverly and tan-added-post-shoot Pirate. This picture was taken Sunday at the Dallas Stitch n’ Bitch, hence the salt n’ pepper grinds and the seating for many.
And let me give a warm ‘Howdy’ to our newest attendee, Jennifer of Pie Knits. See… but now I kind of feel bad for not giving out warm Howdies to all of our members, new and old. The weather was really nice this weekend, so not a lot of knitters in attendence (not like usual), but consider yourselves ‘warm Howdied’ from me.
Okay, back to the sock. I’ve started the second sock and am still enjoying the pattern. I made a few changes, however. I didnt’ like the fabric on the foot – too loose, so I changed to size US#1s and worked just the stockinette portion in these. (The pattern was worked in size US#2s.) Also, the toe was coming out much longer than the normal 2″ reserved for it, so I tinked back a few rows and repeated the decrease row (only) until I was where I needed/wanted to be with it.
Best of all, I am really pleased with this sock. The colors are so vibrant and pretty, and the patterning really makes this an elegant and happy sock. I am planning to make a pair of my own (afterwards, of course). And now that I’ve seen Margene’s colorful pair, I think I’m ready for a little crazy! (Crazy colors, that is.)