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Another finished project - Qualified Perceptions
Another finished project
More socks! These were fun to make, though I'd have to go up a needle size for me to be willing to put them on on a regular basis. (As advertised, they're not a bad fit once they're on, but they're very tight to put on, because knitting stretches less along the diagonal than along horizontal or vertical.) twe gets them, since her feet are skinnier than mine.

Just the sweater for shumashi to go, and then it's another round of projects!

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chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: July 1st, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Baby S would love some baby legs if you're looking for a break from socks (they're basically leg warmers/socks with no feet. Call her size 12 months or larger)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 2nd, 2010 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I shall investigate patterns!
merastra From: merastra Date: July 1st, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
That looked pretty nice in person and I like the colors. But what is the draw of this pattern again? I don't get why people would want a sock that's hard to put on...
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 2nd, 2010 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, "looks interesting" is part of it. There's something of a tradeoff, that very stretchy socks can get baggy, while less stretchy socks can be more snug and arch-supportive, I guess. But I think the intention is not actually to be *annoyingly* hard to get on, just slightly harder, but my heel-instep distance is larger than works for it.
twe From: twe Date: July 2nd, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's definitely harder for me to get them on than a regular sock, but it's more nicely snug on my foot afterwards. Strangely, it's not that hard to get them off. And they do look cool. Plus now I have a pair without having to knit them myself. :)

What yarn is it made out of?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 3rd, 2010 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
It's numma numma saucy. I do like the way it feels, and it comes in a very large skein, but that particular yarn was terribly cursed. I think this was the third pair of socks to be attempted.
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