Thursday, December 20, 2012

Joke`s on us

We started a pair of socks a long time ago now. We started them on June 15, 2012, to be exact. We know this because we keep a little project book, with all the details. That's how organized we are. We do this so we'll be able to pick up where we left off if something happens and we don't back to the project for a while.

Here are the socks as they came off our needles this week. Pathetic, right?

But, wait! They only need the magic of blocking to bloom from ugly ducklings into the swans they were meant to be.

Except.....Just as we went to post this photo, we thought, "Hmmmm, isn't there something a little ..... weird! ... about the cuffs?" Yup. One of them is 'by the book' and the other is ...... not. :(  But if anyone out there thinks we're going to re-do that sock, s/he's out of his/her everlovin' mind!

Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks by Mona Schmidt. It's a GREAT pattern. We've made it before with no problem. It helps if your head's in a place where you can concentrate though. We bought an entire book just to get this pattern. Now, you can buy the pattern all by itself.

Yarn: Louet Gems fingering weight yarn, soft coral. 2 skeins (185 yd. each)
Needles: 2.5 mm double points


  1. these are wonderful socks. excellent arguement for blocking. now you can conduct that experiment to determine which ribbing is more comfortable and which stays up better.

  2. I still haven't done a first pair of socks! but then I am doing other stuff right now and all my yarn is getting twisted together cause I have too many 'starts'... MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  3. Consider them fraternal twins instead of identical twins, and say "It's a design feature". Problem solved!


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