So, as promised, here is a pic of my socks-in-progress, taken this a.m. just before I put them away for the day:
As you can probably see, the toes are in stockinette, then I did the 33 stitches on the top in k1p1 rib, ending with a k1. I want them to cling to my feet a bit, as the yarn has little elasticity. It’s mostly bamboo, which makes it soft and drapey, but not clingy.
Currently they are 6.25 inches long (yes, each). I am planning to knit until they’re about 7 inches long, then work a short-row heel.
And because you’ve been so patient with my overall slackenbloggen, here’s a photo of the other side:
In case it’s not obvious, I stuck to plain stockinette for the first 4.5 inches or so, to keep fabric smooth under the ball of the foot. I was worried that ribbing there could be annoying. Of course, I picked up with the k1p1 ribbing for the arch, to help the sock cling there, too. There are 33 stitches on this half, too, making a total stitch count ’round of 66 stitches.
The heels will be stockinette, for the same reason the balls of the foot are, then I’ll pick up the k1p1 ribbing for the leg.
So far, I think the fabric is really purplicious and I love it!
I don’t usually buy new purses until my old one (yes, I tend to have one purse at a time… don’t judge me!) is falling apart and/or stained beyond redemption. When I reached that point recently with my old purse, I found a new one at the Evil Empire. I also found a cute purple Tink mesh bag (probably meant for beachy things), that I needed for carrying my too-big-for-my-purse stuff, such as my Kindle and larger knitting projects and adapter cords and assorted thingamabobs. And I found this, which I had to have:
Aside from the functional aspects (i.e., it’s perfect for smaller knitting projects plus my wallet and keys and cell phone… for those times I don’t want to haul a bigger bag), I had to buy it because… well… Cupcakes!!!
My inner Cupcake (my singing tavern-wench persona) screeched a protest when I tried to be practical and put it back on its peg. She had to have it! And it was only $10, which made it a very reasonable indulgence.
And look at it… (go ahead, I’ll wait)… it’s totally adorable, is it not? (Yes. Yes, it is. I will hear no dissension on this point! You will gaze upon its cupcakey perfection, and you will like it… nay, love it! But not enough to try to steal it from me. That will not be tolerated! You must adore it from afar. So says Cupcake, who it turns out is pretty pushy sometimes. Ahem.)
Time for me to get my clean laundry out of the dryer and head to bed. Work tonight, you know. If it goes well, I’ll get to the heels before morning. Wish me luck with that? Thanks!
** So titled because that’s how these socks are being “designed” (to stretch the word almost to its breaking point): on the fly and as I go along.