I started these socks last summer using the Yarn Harlot's Earl Grey pattern. You couldn't really see the pattern so I ripped it out, and ripped it out again, and ripped it out again. DH suggested this pattern so that's what I went with.
I swear these socks did not want to be knit. I had to redo the heel on the first sock three times. When I got to the heel on my second sock I held it up to my sister and announced that I was starting the heel flap. Then I announced I was turning the heel. Then I announced I was picking up the gussets. I figured that was the only way to keep it in proper order.
I finished these socks the day we drove down to Germany and had lunch by the Mosel River. I finished them right as we got there and was a little panicked because I hadn't brought a backup project-I didn't want to be tempted you see. Fortunately we found a souvenir shop that sold yarn! I bought two balls of Regia and finished the first sock in just a few days. Let's hear it for NBK!
Thursday, July 23, 2009