So anyway, I got home from work last night, went for a walk, had some dinner, and basically did half a billion things before I finally got to what I really wanted to be doing -- finishing up these socks. Eight quick stitches grafted, some ends tucked in, and Bob's yer uncle: SOCKS!
It was too dark to get any kind of decent picture last night, so I took them to the office to try to get better pictures there today (a frequent problem I have in the winter -- I work in a different city and it's often mostly dark when I leave and mostly dark when I get home again. Lousy for taking pictures of hand-knits). Anyway, our VP of Human Resources is visiting one of our other locations, so I snuck into his office and took pictures in there. Please note that by "snuck" I mean I announced, "I'm gonna go take pictures of my new socks in TJ's office." Sneaking: I'm doin' it right.
I still didn't manage to get perfect pictures -- but these are better than the ones I took last night, so.
There is a part of me that felt a little silly working on Halloween socks in January, but frankly I'd feel sillier having a pair of vanilla socks on the needles for over a year because they were "out of season." Besides, this way they'll be ready to wear whenever I decide I want to.
After all, orange never goes out of season.
Pattern: My basic, vanilla socks with an OMG Heel by Megan Williams
Yarn: Color Wheel Tuff Sock in the "Hoot" colorway
Total Yardage: 280 yards
Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
Started: October 2, 2015
Completed: February 1, 2016
A note about the heel -- I decided to try the OMG Heel, as I'm experimenting with different options for self-striping yarns. I'd used a modified toe-up version in my Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks, but I hadn't ever done it cuff down. Overall I liked them, but need to find a tidier way to work the join once you start knitting across the instep again -- a pretty much constant sock knitting woe.