FO Friday.

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Two pairs of socks that had been OTN for months (and months!) finally got finished last weekend. Both are made from Plymouth Yarn Socketta, colors 618 (left) and 5618 (right). I decided I was tired of plain vanilla socks when I started the ones on the left, so I created a little pattern stitch:

Row 1: *K4, sl1 with yarn in back.* Repeat around.
Row 2 & 3: K around.

Those slip stitches caused the sock to pull it a bit and become too tight, so I had to rip out about four inches of sock and start over with 66 st instead of my usual 60.  Don’t ask me  how my five-stitch repeat somehow worked with 66 st; either I actually had 65 st, or the pattern was K5, sl1. I don’t remember.

Both were knit according to my standard Wendy’s Generic Toe Up Sock pattern, with the above-noted variation.

Plymouth Socketta is 45% cotton / 40% wool / 15% nylon. Although the wool should give the yarn some elasticity and softness, such qualities were hard to discern. I hated knitting the pair on the left; the other pair, for some unknown reason, not so much. Maybe it was because I knew what to expect, maybe it was because there was no pattern stitch. Anyway, I have one more skein of a similar yarn in the stash.

It will be awhile before I cast on for those socks.

[digression] Anyone else ever attempt to put multiple images in a row on WordPress? It was darned near impossible not as easy as I expected. I googled for ideas (Google is my BFF!) and found a gazillion people asking the same question. Eventually I created a table — I had to copy the html from the place where I found the instruction, and it still took way longer than it should have — and that more-or-less worked. I had to resize the images manually, and I see in Preview that they are not quite lined up horizontally, but at this point I

Given the numerous inquiries I found on this issue, it baffles me why WP hasn’t put in a way to do this easily. Going back to TypePad is still an option. [/digression]

[digression the second] Just found a YouTube video that explains a different way to do it, one that I had tried unsuccessfully based on a different link. The video goes into much greater detail about exactly how to do it. I’ll try that next time. [/digression the second]

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3 Responses to FO Friday.

  1. loreen j clayton morrell says:

    I like your feet.

  2. gayle says:

    Spiffy socks! (Amazing what a difference that simple pattern stitch made, eh?)
    Can’t help you with the photos. My usual technique is copious application of curse words…

  3. sajorenna says:

    Love the socks – and glad to know I’m not the only one having blog photo issues 😉

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