Sunday, February 3, 2008

What I've been doing the past three weeks

Enjoying brief glimpses of the sun, in between the almost daily downpours we've been having,

Buying silly socks from Rite Aid,

And finishing up Sock #1 of the Embossed Leaf Socks:

I made the toe shorter than the pattern calls for, because when I knit the pattern as written, the sock was about a half inch too long for my size 5 1/2 foot. I only did 7 repeats of the leaf pattern, rather than 7 1/2. The decreases on the toe are designed to follow the shape of the leaves, so I was concerned that not doing the first 8 rounds of the leaf pattern might cause the toe to turn out kind of funky. But I think it worked out fine:

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