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Things I learned during this FO photo shoot:

1. Virginia Beach in August is HOT.
2. It is very difficult to photograph your own legs by yourself.
3. Aforementioned VB heat + acrylic/wool legwarmers = DEAR JESUS, MELTING.

Possibly I already knew those things already. Anyway.

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Pattern: Sausalito Stirrup Socks from Lion Brand, sort of, not really.
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease, two(ish) skeins in Wood Print.
Needles: US 8/5 mm
Mods: I mostly just used the CO number then did calf increases where necessary/I felt like it.

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Aside from the fact that it’s fucking HOT and wearing these outside was kind of miserable, I really like how they came out. I used up some stash, I’ll have warm socks come winter, and they’re pretty cute. They’re a little loose at the top, so I’ll have to wear a garter belt or some garters or something, but provided I can get them to stay up, I suspect they’ll get a lot of wear come cooler weather.

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Also: Sock Jag? Still happening.

Yep, more OWS stuff. Which means more knits, I just sent them to someone else instead of wearing them myself. I claimed lapoli for wristwarmers and a soaker (and I’m sending tomorrow, so if you are her, don’t look til you receive). Here’s what I sent her:

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Pattern: Eh, I made it up as I went.
Yarn: Wool-Ease, I guess Sprinkles since the colorway was called “Ivory Sprinkles”
Needles: US 7/4.5 mm dpns

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These are pretty big on me as you can probably tell, but the yarn is REALLY SOFT, which I never would have guessed seeing as it’s mostly acrylic. But seriously. SO SOFT. My mother bought me two balls she spied at the Goodwill Outlet (so she paid about a quarter for the pair, probably). Anyway, the mitts are pretty big on me, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I have really small hands (which means I need to go back to my shark mittens pattern eventually and work out a larger size. Boo). Hopefully these will fit lapoli.

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Pattern: Curly-Purly Soaker
Yarn: Grant’s Knitting Wool (more vintage stuff from the Thrift Store)
Needles: US 6,7,8/4, 4.5, 5 mm 16″ circs
Mods: None. I made the Small size as written.

Not that I would ever be the sort to cloth diaper my kids, but I think it’s kinda cute. I’ll definitely be making an effort to claim for these when they come up on OWS lists.