The Sanguin Gryphon, Skinny Bugga! - 1 skein in Lord of the Flies
Oct. 15 - Nov 6, 2011
Alterations - skipped the last repeat of the instep chart because I knew that the socks would wind up too long if I added it. As is, the length is absolutely perfect!
In fact, these may be my favorite pair of socks from this year of experimentation. The yarn is wonderfully cushy, the fit is perfect, and they have just enough decoration to make them beautiful and interesting to knit. It is important to note, that interesting to knit for me means that the pattern is easily memorizable so that I don't have to tote the pattern around with me at all times!
Also, I would like to add that these are a very rare dip into the toe-up sock pond, all of my previous attempts having turned out to be less than stellar fits. I'm getting ready, though, to do toe-up colorwork socks, and thought I would practice a tad with the technique before I dove in with the added difficulty of stranded knitting. It was a happy experiment within an experiment, and I'm ready to move on!