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I started knitting these socks on August 20 and finished them on March 3. That’s over six months. For one pair of socks. To be fair, I knit a lot of other things in that time, but still. Six months. The only other thing it took me this long to knit was my Featherweight, which I also put down for 4-5 months. And there’s those shorts I was working on that will probably have the same time jump. Anyway, socks.

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Pattern: Skew from Knitty
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Handpainted in “Tea Party” about 60g.
Needles: US 1/2.25 mm
Mods: I did the cuff differently because I was done following directions at that point. I did the decrease short rows til I had 60 sts then did regular short rows til the sides were even, then did a 2×2 cuff.

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I am always surprised about how much yarn it takes to knit a pair of socks for me. I consistently use around 60g of sock weight yarn, leaving me with a somewhat awkward left over amount. Though I suppose with two 40g leftover balls I can make a whole other pair, so I guess it’s nice that out of two skeins of sock yarn, I can get three full pairs of socks.

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I really love the way these came out. The heel makes them a little tricky to get on, but once they’re on, they fit so well. The instep hugs my arch and the stripe of increases across the back sort of feels like a strap, holding the socks in place. They’re pretty awesome socks.

I’ll probably make them again because it’s a pretty easy, fun pattern. I think I’ll do stripes next time. Maybe I’ll even follow the pattern all the way through. Who the hell know? I’ll just knit all the things.

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Sooooo anyone remember the Skew socks I started in August and posted briefly about in September? No? Well, I finally picked the damn things up again. I finished the first sock:

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And I’m almost up to the ankle shaping on the second:

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Not really sure what I’m going to knit next. I might finish the shorts I started forever ago and I might knit a vest. Who the hell knows. Yay, knitting.

*awkwardly shuffles to the front*
*taps mic*
Hello?

Well, it’s certainly been a while, huh? Two and a half weeks. Do I even have readers left?

I know it can be irritating to read posts that are just apologies for not posting, so I’ll keep it brief: As I mentioned before, I spent some time in DC and then I spent some time in the hospital (I’m fine now, it was a mental health thing). I just got back to Virginia Beach yesterday and spent most of the day cleaning.

I haven’t been doing a whole lot of knitting, but I’ve sort of been working on the first of a pair of Skew socks:

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I also did/am doing some unravelling:

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(A 60/40 cotton/acrylic with horrible seams)

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(lambswool/angora/nylon)

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(wool/nylon)

Oh, also, while I was in DC, I visited a yarn store (Knit and Stitch = Bliss in Bethesda) and purchased a skein of Malabrigo worsted in Noviembre:

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So I’ll go back to the knitting and then I’ll get back to the posting. : )