Buggin' Out


Posted by: Peanut in MyBlog

Tagged in: Socks , Sock Club , Knitting , Green

Pattern: Buggin' Out by Stephen Houghton for the 2010 Rockin' Sock Club (September Kit)
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in "Pining 4 Ewe" and "Manly yes, but I like it too"
Size: Men's Medium
Yardage: Full skein (330 m) of "Pining for Ewe" and about 17 m of "Manly"
Needles: 2.00 mm dpns

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These socks had been set aside a while ago because I'd run out of yarn. When I didn't need to order more for my Swing Set socks I decided that I didn't want to buy a whole new skein just to finish the twelve decrease rounds on these socks either. I went hunting for some compatible yarn and ended up using a tiny bit of my skein of "Manly Yes, but I like it too". It actually goes very nicely with the "Pining 4 Ewe". I finished Rob's socks last Sunday and they hung out in my sewing room for a week before we had a chance to take pictures. My husband is awesome by the way; not only does he like it that I knit him things he understands (and even expects) that a little photo shoot is part of the project.

I like the way these socks came out. They are nice and snug and the spiders look cool. They were a good knit. A lot of dye came off on my hands and needles but I always expect that with deeply saturated colours. I got a little too comfortable while working on the second sock and the gussets were frogged out twice because I wasn't actually reading the instructions anymore and they are a little different than for other socks I've made. Once every thing was done I discovered at least two places were I'd missed the two plain rounds in the middle of the spider motif so one sock is a tad bit taller than the other. Rob never wears shorts so I don't think anyone will ever notice.

Rob says the ribbing on the bottom of his foot feels kind of weird. Not too bad inside a pair of shoes but a bit uncomfortable in stocking feet on a hard floor. I've been wondering how I'll manage to darn them when they start to wear out. Maybe these are not darnable socks?