Finishing A Thing

Finished!! A pair of socks.

I like to have specific projects for specific areas. Like a trail of fiber bread crumbs strewn all over the house (much to the chagrin of my spouse). Today’s FO was the socks I had upstairs that I worked on during story/bed time (10 minutes at a time). I am uncertain of when I started these socks, likely January 2021. I worked one and the 2nd toe between start and last week, then finished the 2nd sock in a few days.

The yarn is some mystery yarn that is a wool/acrylic blend that I purchased off of EBay in 2008 or 2009. I would call it heavy fingering or maybe even sport weight. I work it up on a size 2 with good results. I dyed each of the 8-12 skeins a different color with a variety of Wilton Cake Icing dyes set with white vinegar. For these socks I striped a reddish pink and a light pink. I gave not a lick of care about color jogging. And the gauge is a bit off between the two. The striping SHOULD have been the exact same; the striping is fraternal. Theoretically I have enough yarn to make a reverse pair. I don’t think I will.

Construction notes: toe-up using Aggie’s Simple Cast-on, size 2 needles, short-row heel, short leg, 2×2 rib (10 rows) and a work-2-together bind-off. No actual pattern followed, increased to 64 stitches around, I think. Worked entirely on DPNs one-at-a-time. The stripes help me keep track of the rows.

My next socks will be another thick pair of “In the House Socks”. I don’t know when I’m starting those. I have a LOT of designs that are in the end stages and I’m not ready to start all over again.

Can you spot the differences?
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