Just before my fever started spiking last week, I finished these socks. Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to photographing them before I lapsed into the haze.
Of course, now that I’m feeling better, it’s overcast outside, so no photos on my actual feet. The disembodied feet will have to do.
Yes, I know the pattern isn’t mirrored, and that seems unlike me. As I was pulling together the charts after the first sock was finished, I decided to let things be. That really is the best reason I can give anyone for why they aren’t mirrored. Now that I’m looking at these pictures, I do think the instep would not look right if the socks were mirrored. I can’t really explain it.
All that said, I’m really happy with all the tweaks from the original prototype of these socks. Allowing the motif to wrap around the leg without interruption makes me happy. I also mixed things up with an eye of partridge heel. I love the way it looks, but I won’t lie, it can be annoying to knit.
The socks required just under 1 skein of the green yarn and just over 1 skein of the purple. I have an absurd amount of Spud and Chloë Fine in these color ways so don’t be surprised if this pairing crops up again.
Now that these are off the needles, I’m feeling the urge to finish some things. Ellington has been languishing for too long, so I’ll probably try to get those wrapped up in the next week. Then there is that sweater.
Of course, I completely reserve the right to completely change my mind and cast on for something else.