A few days late for the New Years Eve deadline, but here they are:
The Vital Statistics
Cast on: November 2nd, 2010
Finished: January 6th, 2011
Pattern: “Twisted Mockery” – Sock Knitters’ Anonymous November Mystery Sock, by Lisa Stichweh (go check it out – it’s FREE!)
Yarn: Socks That Rock Heavyweight “Strange Brew”
Needles: Knitpicks Harmony 3.5mm & 3.0mm
Modifications: Because I was making these for Tech Support and his Sasquatchean clod-hoppers, I used the STR Heavyweight, which is an 8-ply/DK. Thus, the gauge was changed radically, and there was much trying-on-as-you-go to check that everything was fitting correctly. Then, of course, I ran out of yarn (see above re: Sasquatchean), so I took some of that Patonyle 8-ply that T.S. brought home from Wangaratta in August, and threw it through the dye-pot. Ta Da! Contrast toes! With 20% nylon for added strength! If I’d had my wits about me I would have done the heels in the same yarn, but no way was I ripping back again.
Great pattern, gorgeous, sproingy yarn (there’s a reason that STR is a Holy Grail yarn), fun knit-along, happy husband. What more can you ask?