Yay--Another pair of socks finished! These took me forEVer.
1) I was knitting on size Zero Addis with lovely but skinny yarn.
2) I went toe-up, and it's part of my upbringing to use up what I've got--including the bazillion yards of yarn that came with this generous skein.
3. I got side-tracked by the stupid roses. See eariler disaster post.
4. I increased half a bazillion stitches for my um...voluptuous calves. And a shout out sarcastic ha ha to those who felt I should continue to go to my thighs, which would mean increasing 3 bazillion stitches. You and you know who you are!
Pattern: "Cable with Faggoting Center and Rib Socks" from Sensational Knitted Socks.
Yarn and Yarn enabler: Brooklyn Handspun Signature Sock Yarn in "Guava."
Time I spent knitting them when I could have finished three pairs of sportweight socks: 23 days!
Faggoting: a openwork stripe effect with connecting threads across the open area that create a ladder effect. Look inside the cable.
Don't make me say the word or explain it again. I'm too embarrassed.
Look--still yarn left after these king daddies went big for the calf increase and up 2/3 of my shins.