pattern: Sockamania Club KAL - September sock " noughts' n crosses" by Anni Design
yarn: Schoeller & Stahl Fortissima Socka, 75% wool, 25% Polyamid, one ball green, one ball black
needles: 2.75mm 5 DP
size: men's size 11 1/2
start-finish: September 03 - 06
modifications: I made the cuff longer, I used the German heel with fewer rows, and I knit a few rows in green, before I started to decrease for the toe.
I'm NOT pleased with these. The Fair Isle part is irregular and tight, although the second sock was much better (practice makes perfect?). I normally DON'T use 2.75mm needles for a 4-ply sock yarn. The knitted fabric is just too loose for my taste. But I knew I had to, because the Fair Isle part would have been too tight, now it's going over the heel with just a little bit of pulling. I don't know why I didn't change to smaller needles for the heel and foot part, maybe because I was in a hurry and didn't want to rip it out again, because I have to mail them by tomorrow. So they are on the loose and wide side. I still hope they'll fit and he likes them. I'm sure he likes the colors.
So, now I've got my La Dentelle Bele scarf on my needles. I'm knitting on it when I'm in between new projects, so it's growing slowly but surely. And - I will cast on for a pair of socks for my son (his birthday is coming up soon). But I have to knit them whenever he's out of the house, so he doesn't get suspicious.
September 15th is coming closer and closer and with it, the start of another KAL. Lots of time though!
That's it for today. Have a good one! ;o)