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Pomme de pin Socks – Code Name: Eagle

Pomme de Pin Socks

Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock, Velvet Underground – 63/100g
Yarn Weight: Sock
Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm) circulars
Measurements: US Size 7
Pattern Location: Ravelry’s Pomme de pin socks
Time Spent: 13 hours
Dates: 12/16/2012 – 12/22/2012

This was the seventh 2012 Christmas present, code name “Eagle.”  I bought this yarn back in August at the Midwest Stitches convention for my mom, code name Black Mamba.  I knew back then that I’d make her a pair of socks for Christmas.  I didn’t want plain stockinette socks because I’m teaching her how to make those on her own.

The pattern needs a solid color to pull it off completely.  This tonal yarn hid a lot of it especially on the leg portion.  I ended up skipping one of the repeats because it was hard to see the pattern anyway and I was happy with the length it was.

I have enough yarn left over that I’m going to make a basic pair of socks for myself.  I like the feel and color of this yarn.  I’m running out of room to store all my yarn so I want to use up any partial skeins instead of adding it to my stash!