Two Sock Tuesday ~ Snowflakes and Heels

I continue to progress on the Sock Knitters Anonymous challenges for both October and November although time is quickly running out for the Damask Rose Stocking.  I really must finish it this week in order to make the challenge deadline.  I managed to figure out the funky heel on the pattern but can’t say that I’m crazy about it.  It bulks up a little bit too much for my liking. In hind sight I should have modified the pattern to a traditional heel.  I gave the heel a good misting this morning and then pounded it with a towel.   Here it dries on my countertop waiting for ten more rounds.  After these rounds I will work the toe and then the Damask Rose will be done just in time to be hung.  Well, almost done.  It  will till need an attached i-cord at the top of the leg.

I did finish one Snowflake Sock.  Isn’t it pretty?

I had to shorten the pattern considerably because of row gauge.  The Dale of Norway Heilo knit at a greater gauge than the yarn used by the designer.  I eliminated half of a snowflake.

These will be nice socks to wear on a very cold night.  I could have used the second one last night since the temperature outside dipped into single digits!

7 Comments on “Two Sock Tuesday ~ Snowflakes and Heels

  1. Oh my – The soon to be Christmas stocking is spectacular – As are the snowflake socks – this sure is a pretty blog post!

  2. Both socks are beautiful but I love the snowflake socks. It is the pattern I have intended to knit in blue and white but I like your red and white. Beautiful!

  3. I love the snowflakes sock – it’s so gorgeous. This pattern has been on my list & I AM knitting it next year! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Great socks! I haven’t tried colorwork yet — it scares me ;-). Maybe I’ll get brave and try the snowflake socks — they’re just too good!
    Blessings,
    G

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