It's the summer of love, love, love
I got the feeling of love, love, love
You may be wondering what has me talking about all of this love stuff. Well let me show you these lovelies.
They are the Gentleman's Fancy Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks. Me oh my, they are among the most comfortable socks that I have made to date.
I did modify the pattern for the yarn I was using as well as working them from the toe up. I did three things differently this time though. I used the turkish cast on method for casting on which isn't much different than the figure-eight cast on. The needles felt a little wonky at first but the results from my perspective are better.
Did you notice the heel? It's not a short-row heel. If I didn't know that I knit the socks from the toe up, I would have thought that they were knit the other way around. The heel is something that I have been wanting to try ever since I had read about it over at Cara's. I don't know why it took me so long to try it, actually I do. I think I was thinking that it was going to be a lot harder and more complex to do than the short-row heel, which it wasn't.
The final thing that I did differently was the cast-off. While I was working on these socks, Cookie A.'s Knitty Gritty episode aired. She had mentioned that the sewn bind-off was among the stretchiest of bind-offs. I tried it and well can I say...LOVE.
This next picture is courtesy of B.
I wansn't going to post this pic, but after seeing and reading about other people's injuries recently (Stephen, Scout, Melissa), I thougth that I'd add to it.
Whenever our kids have injured themselves hubby and I take a picture. Why? I don't know we just do. While I was talking to K, B comes upto me with the camera and takes the pic. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
If you think this is bad, you should see my shin where the softball took a bad hop and nailed me. Not only is the shin bruised but it also has a lump and you can see the seam from the softball.