Sunday, December 30, 2007

F.O. Fschmom Socks

These socks were made for my Knitty sock swap pal, Fschmom. They were due Labor Day. They weren't done on Labor Day. As a matter of fact they weren't done for a long time after that. But now they've been completed for a while, hanging out, waiting for me to wash them and mail them. In the mean time Fschmom hurt her arm and can't knit. I certainly hope what little knitting she can do now isn't spent knitting socks for me. O, the guilt! I hope the socks fit her. I'm a little worried about the arch being too tight. We wear the same size and they are a little tight on me. I always assume that other people have finer ankles, wrists, and fingers than I do. This has worked so far.

Color disclaimers: The most accurate color is in the bulletin board photo--naturally the least clear photo. There is no pink in this color scheme. There is a lot of soft salmon/rust. I borrowed a pic of the yarn from the Lorna's Laces website. The beads are bright, clear red which is a color not found in the sock, but I like the way it looks, because I believe it attracts attention.


Pattern: Rolling Thunder by Sivia Harding
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Irving Park
Needles: dpns, 2.25 for top of cuff, 2.0 for remainder
Techniques: Cuff down, hemmed, flap heel, very tightly knit probably 8-9 stitches per inch.