Sunday, July 20, 2008
Summer of Socks 2008, Pair #2
Here is the second pair of socks completed for SOS08. They were cast on July 6 and finished July 18 just in time for the second drawing.
I have already cast on for the next pair. I'm using the yarn that I received for the April Tempted sock club. The pattern I chose is Diagonal Cross-Rib Socks from Favorite Socks from Interweave. I've used this pattern twice before. The modification I use is to make both socks ribbed in the same direction, instead of one going each way. It is an easy pattern to remember and it fits me well.
One of my problems with patterns is when casting on for cuff down, I need at least 70 stitches. My ankles and calves are thick and some days they get puffy. So all those cute sock patterns that cast on 50-some or 60-some just won't fit.
When there is no deadline, I can add some stitches here and there and make them fit. But when I'm knitting for a 2-week drawing, I need something that fits from the get-go.
Here's a couple of pics of the babies. Everyone is healthy and happy at the moment.