Monday, March 7, 2016
FO: Sport weight man socks
In between checking on Rocky and his (lack of) bowel movements, I managed to close the toe just before bedtime on Saturday.
The yarn is Online Supersocke 6-Ply. A while ago, Mom got a couple balls of it at a crazy deep discount. She's always on the look out for nice man-yarns she can put through her sock machine. (Since men tend to have big feet, and like vanilla socks, the sock machine is the perfect thing to crank them out quickly). Unfortunately, she didn't realize it was 6 ply (sport-weight) until it came in the mail. So they came home with me. (I have another ball earmarked for Dave socks.)
It's not the softest yarn, but it's certainly going to be hard-wearing, and warm - perfect for the Farm Boy to whom this pair is going.
No pattern for this one. I used a 2.75mm, cast on 60 stitches, and user basic sock math.
Looking back at my Ravelry page, I started these waaaaaaay back in August. Eight months to finish a pair of socks? For me, that's just ridiculous - it's usually two tops. (We're not going to mention the Sagittarius socks that are coming up on a year since I started them...). I really need to get my act together.
And while it does feel good to have these complete... I can't say it's really kick-started my engine. I guess I'll go finish Mirabel. And I should probably cast on that second Sagittarius sock....