Sockapaloooza Socks - Done!
Presenting the Elongated Corded Rib socks!
All ready to be sent off to their rightful owner, just as soon as May rolls around. I'm a little sad to have to send these off, because I really like how they turned out. The yarn, the pattern, the lovely proportionate short row heel - these may be my favorite socks that I've knit so far. But, I know I have to give them up. And, they are a bit big for me, so no use keeping them for myself! I'm reminded of something that Ashley said during her quest to create the perfect sockapalooza socks for her pal - "it is a good rule of thumb for gifts in general, not just socks: give something that the recipient will love, but that you are also a teeny bit sad to part with." So true!
Yarn: Louet Sales Gems Opal Sport Weight in Neptune (2 skeins)
Pattern: Elongated Corded Rib pattern, from Sensational Knitted Socks (my new favorite sock book)
Needles: Size 3, 8" metal dpns
Modifications: Replaced flap heel with short row heel
Thoughts: Love the yarn, love knitting socks on size 3 needles (bless you, my sock pal, for not requesting socks knit on size 0 needles!), love the pattern, love the book. Can't wait to see how my sock pal likes them!
And, on another note, thank you for all the kind words and thoughts about Todd. Thankfully, he's doing much better after a couple of days of rest. He's gotten some of his memory back (still can't remember skiing at all), and is back at work today. I'll be keeping a close eye on him for the next few months to make sure there is nothing unusual happening, and before we go skiing again next winter, we will definitely be purchasing ski helmets.