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February 28, 2013

I’ve been knitting quite a few socks lately. I knit some replacement socks for my friend’s dad, some warm socks for myself, and these lovely things — which I of course wore and washed before I thought to take a decent picture. I threw them in the machine with some other stuff, to snug them up a bit, which unfortunately made them fuzzy and made it even harder to see the stitch pattern.

Hermione's socks

They’re Hermione’s Everyday Socks, and they did have a lovely stitch pattern which kind of disappeared into the yarn at anything beyond arm’s reach. I may make another pair in a different yarn, but I’m still happy with this brightly-striped pair. The yarn is Online Supersocke, in the colorway 1389


I also started a pair in G-B Wolle Inka, which I bought a few weeks ago at a yarn fair, to give Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel a go.


I did my first heel and rookie silliness aside, I really like it. The sock itself came out a bit narrow, though, so I made it shorter and will probably send it to my more dainty-footed mom. (With a mate, obviously.)

They’re also the first sock for the KnitPro Karbonz that I also bought at the same fair — I needed some 2 mm DPNs and was really interested in something stronger than wood, and so far I’m really happy with them. They feel sturdy, and somewhere between wood and metal in slipperiness, and the tips are great. I got a shorter set without realizing it at the time, but I kind of like it for socks. Not as fiddly.

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