|Yarn:||Knit Picks Stroll Fingering
|Needles:||US Size 2 (3.0 mm) DPNs|
|Measurements:||US Shoe Size 7|
|Pattern Location:||Knit Picks’s Art Deco Socks (heavily modified)|
|Time Spent:||12 hours|
|Dates:||12/23/2012 – 12/24/2012|
Finally here’s the last 2012 Christmas present, code name “Falcon.” This was my penance project for all of my procrastination. It was the very first pattern I picked out and I knew I would make it for my sister Lisa, code name Tiger Snake. I was even procrastinating two days before I had to have all the gifts done. This left me with a pair of socks to complete in one day. Now, I’d planned on it taking 8 hours so it wasn’t too bad but the 12 hours it actually took did start to get a bit rough.
The pattern is very heavily modified. I wanted toe up instead of cuff down socks, I wanted to try anklet socks, and I wanted to use my favorite heel technique (Fleegle’s heel). Sadly I don’t think Fleegle’s heel was the best choice with the pattern. My original hope was to continue the main pattern on the gusset stitches but I quickly realized this was not working with the location of my increases. I may have been able to pull it off but not without more planning time than I had left myself with. The original heel style would have worked better but I’m still happy with how they turned out.
This was the first time I made one sock at a time instead of my usual two socks at once on circular needles. I decided since I was doing them individuality I wanted them to be a bit different. I alternated the main and contrast colors on the second sock and made the heel mismatch the toe/cuff on each sock.
This backfired a little bit. After I realized I had enough yarn for two pairs I wanted to make another pair so that my sister could choose if she wanted the matched or mismatched socks each time she wore them. I guess it paid off to procrastinate because I definitely did not have enough time for two pairs in one day!