Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
These socks have been an Australian Open journey.
They were started on Thursday night during the Safin v Baghdatis match, and completed last night when a Serbian genius finally wiped the court with Lley-Lley's arse.
Both events - the finishing and the wiping - were very satisfying.
In honour of poor Lley-Lley, I dragged myself out of bed this morning to take this photo. Please excuse swollen nose and bad hair - I'm sick.
C'MON!!!! I am not embarassed to tell you this is what I was yelling out every time I picked up the darning needle to sew these suckers up.
Pattern: Minicluster lace socks from "Crocheted Socks" by Janet Rehfeldt and Mary Jane Wood
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino in Heathered Loden. I started with 110g and only have 6g left. Thank God for digital kitchen scales.
Hook: 4mm bamboo for ribbing and 4.5mm bamboo for sock. The original pattern specified 3.5mm so either the designer is dreaming or I'm a tight hooker.
Notes: I made the leg shorter as I knew I had limited yarn. I will definitely use CTH again - it is so soft and it doesn't snag or split. I will also look at making this pattern again - the socks are softer than the usual crocheted sock, and quite stretchy. I'll make them with more foundation stitches next time though as I have trouble getting them over my size 11 foot - unless I can find myself a 4.75mm hook, in which case I'll be peachy keen to just stick with the pattern and ditch the hook recommendations. 5mm would just be ridiculous, don't you think?
Now excuse me while I head back to bed.