I have socks!
Pattern: Embossed Leaves socks by Mona Schmidt, from Interweave’s Favorite Socks
Needles: US 0 (2.00mm) Crystal Palace Bamboo DPNs
Yarn: Crafty in a Good Way Kona Sock, colorway Plaid
Mods: I knit the leg for a full three repeats but didn’t add that extra half repeat because I don’t like my socks too tall. On the second sock, I stopped the leg a couple of rows earlier to maximize foot length. I also used the EOP stitch for my heel flaps.
The first picture up there is very true to color on my monitor. I have struggled the entire time with getting accuracy in color with this yarn. Of course to get accuracy, you don’t see any of the pattern details.
There’s the stitch pattern. Very lovely. In real life, the color striping is hardly visible.
Now we talk about what I would do differently next time.
Hello, I am a too short heel flap! The pattern calls for a 24 row garter edged heel flap, and that’s what I did. It’s too shallow for me. It’s wearable, and I’m not about to fix it now.
I mentioned before not liking the garter edge, but it has grown on me. I like how it looks, I just don’t necessarily like doing it.
I am the effed up toe! I wasn’t paying attention to the pattern and did most of the toe decreases as k2tog instead of p2tog. I switched when I realized my error, but the perfectionist in me was on vacation and didn’t care if I redid it.
I do love the star toe, though. It may become my toe of choice. I didn’t think I’d like it, because I don’t have overly long toes, but it fits really well. My biggest worry is the little O opening up as I wear these socks.
In summary, I like them, but I wish I had done better.
And in keeping with tradition, it’s time for a Toe Status Update!
Yup, still ugly, and that nail is still hanging on tightly.