I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning last night to finish my March Sockdown socks. I don’t normally stay up until 2:00 a.m. but when I jog on my treadmill in the early evening then my body doesn’t want to go to bed at 10:30 p.m. I enjoy the feeling of being industrious when I stay up that late but, unfortunately, on the flip side I feel ‘lazy’ the next day when I wake up late and my day flys by without much accomplishment.
I finished these socks around my normal bedtime and tryed them on only to discover they were a tad too short. Briefly, very briefly, I contemplated gifting them to a family member with a smaller foot. My sweet hubby helped me push through that brief moment of benevolence by reminding me that I deserve to have them for myself since I loved the yarn and the pattern so much. So, I went to bed resolved to rip out the toes the next morning and add a repeat. I tryed to fall asleep but frog downstairs kept getting louder and louder….rippit, rippit me. I dragged my non-sleepy body out of bed and selected a recorded movie to watch. Some people experience the ‘call of the sirens’ whilst others experience the ‘call of the knitting basket.’ Do any of you experience this?
Ann Budd’s DIAGONAL CROSS-RIB SOCKS
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy – Lipstick Lava
Needles: 2.25 and 2.00mm
What can I say about the Dream in Color Smooshy yarn? I love it. It was fun to knit with and the color is scrumptious. I like that it is tightly wound yet smooshy.
I also enjoyed knitting the diagona cross rib pattern although, as stated in an earlier post, the simple twist broke one of my Lantern Moon needles. BTW, they shipped two replacement needles within days of my email to them! That being said, I strongly recommend using metal needles to knit this pattern. I worked the upper leg on needles one size larger to accomodate the calf. Since I prefer snug socks, I used 2.25 and 2.00mm needles. However, I think a step up in needle sizes would have been fine for the average foot size.