Yesterday I got this in the mail (along with a bar of Cadbury's Dairy Milk, which Rob quickly erased):
Modest, unassuming, even friendly. But make no mistake. At last I have been killed in Sock Wars (which is, admittedly, long over)!
The socks were very long, as were the socks I made for my victim; I think this is the result of using a foot-size table to compute sock length, because socks are, after all, meant to stretch. In this case the completer had to buy more yarn, which is a shame because the socks could have been ended at the green part. I popped them in the wash a couple of times but I think the yarn is superwash (and it's true that my front-loader is gentle), because they haven't really shrunk much. I'm wearing them over another pair of socks here. They're good for slippers if I'm careful not to trip.
I told you there was a lot of knitting last weekend. One thing I did was start a pair of Rib-and-Cable mitts (from the Spring 2006 Interweave Knits). I've made these before for myself, shortening and widening the thumb and shortening the hand for my smaller fingers. This one I made as a gift and made it 'regular-sized', which I hope will be right for the giftee. You can see they're a little long on me. They look odd when they're not on a hand, but they feel great on.
These were made with Sundara sport-weight left over from the Kimono sweater, and trimmed with the same alpaca I used on the, uh, bunny hat. US #3 Boye dpns. Two things:
• Sundara's sport-weight is so pleasant to knit with. (Of course you knew it was pretty.)
• This is a way fun pattern to knit.