I made socks! With a pattern on them!

Pattern: Heart to Hearts socks from Wendy Johnson’s Toe Up Socks for Every Body
Yarn: Cascade Heritage, considerably less than a full skein
Needles: Sock needles. US 1s.
Mods: None, knit as written. Though I should have increased fewer for the heel and started it a wee bit earlier

I bought the yarn for this socks in a yarn shop in Fredericksburg, the town where I went to college. The shop is new and was not there when I was, which is really too bad cause it’s a lovely shop (I was there a few months ago to visit some friends). The yarn is the most delightful shade of pink, perfect for girly socks with hearts on. And the base is lovely too, not that I would expect any less from Cascade. I actually have another skein of this yarn in purple in the stash.

The socks were pretty fun to knit too. Just enough concentration to make them good TV knitting. It took me a while to memorize the pattern, but I did eventually. It’s pretty intuitive.

If I were to make these again (I won’t, but let’s pretend), I would make the smallest size instead of the medium and I would make the changes I mentioned above. These are great socks and they’ll get a ton of wear, but they are just the tiniest bit too big. Which I guess is preferable to the pair of socks I have that’s just slightly too small, but you know.

In life news, operation obtain motor vehicle was a success! As was operation drive 400 miles in a car you’ve never driven before (and wasn’t THAT a fun one). It’s a lovely car and I’m pretty chuffed with it (2003 Pontiac Aztek, as I believe I said last time). Lots of cargo space, good engine, power accessories. I’m going to replace the radio because it doesn’t have an aux port or a tape deck (that I could use with a tape deck converter) and the idle is pretty high, but other than that, I love it.

The trip to NY was pretty fun too. We spent much of Saturday and Sunday up in Canada, the first day at Niagara Falls proper and the second at Niagara-on-the-Lake. We got pastries at a Reasonably Priced Bakery (my brother and mother were up there a couple weeks ago and discovered the bakery with the “really reasonably priced pastries”, hence the name), played at a park (I love a good swing set; also I’m five), and had lunch at a lovely Microbrewery on Queen St. called Taps. My brother and the friend he brought with them (who are both 19) were thrilled to be able to order beer. I ate poutine and it was delicious (my midsection and thighs disagree but who listens to them anyway). And we stopped at a garage sale because why the hell not (no one got anything. I looked at sweaters but there were no good fibers). A good time was had by all.

I’m currently working on about nine hundred projects for other people (a shawl, some mitts, and a sweater for WWFY and also shark mittens because IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN). I think I’m going to try to participate in Blogtober this year (it may get pushed back to NaBloPoMo in November) and because I don’t have enough things to knit (ha) I’ll probably cast on some socks for Socktoberfest. WHOO IT’S A PARTY.

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