Da moment you've been waiting for...
Da Socks fit Kyle well, now all I have to do is weave in all of the ends by 10 AM tomorrow morning (that's when the Bears game starts).
Da Stats: Cast on Dec 1, cast off Dec 30. Knit with 2/3 of a skein of Sweet Sheep sock yarn as the main colour, and about 40g of a skein of Sisu sock yarn as contrast (about 1 g of cat hair got knit into it as well, I think.) A variation of the Sock Wars pattern, using an afterthought heel. Both socks knit at the same time on a 2mm Addi Circ, with Crystal Palace 2 mm bamboo dpns used for the heels.
Random thoughts about this project:
I love the way that the areas with less dye made secondary stripes. I don't know if that's what Michelle intended, but it looks cool.
Once you cast on and get the first 2 rows of knitting done without twisting things, it's really easy to knit 2 socks on one circ.
I hate the Sisu yarn; the colour was perfect, but it splits and sheds fuzz and strands of yarn end up being tied together by fuzz knots.
Yarn bras would be a very good idea when knitting 2 socks at the same time - especially when using contrast yarn on the heels; there was some macrame action going on with the various strands wrapping around each other.
Large feet means that the socks seem like they will never be done; moreso if you are knitting 2 socks at the same time.
I can do kitchener stitch perfectly if I hold the needles so they are pointing upwards, rather than horizontally.
The afterthought heel is easy, but I should have done decreases every row for the last 6-8 rows to minimize the "corners" on the heels.
Grafting with yarn that splits/fuzzes causes grey hair.
Did I mention I hate the Sisu yarn?
It is possible to warp size 0 addis inadvertently by applying constant pressure to them.