Well, they're finally finished. This is the longest I've spent knitting a single pair of socks. Granted, they had a long hiatus while I monogamously knit on my Swoncho (post on that to come soon, I promise).
Despite the delayed timeline, once I picked them up again, I was able to finish them quickly. As I've said before, there is something rather satisfying about making a project entirely out of scraps. What is not quite is satisfying is weaving in 42 ends, but that's alright. Like anything else, you just do the next right thing, weave in the next end, and soon enough, all the ends are woven in.
They fit well, although they might fit even a little bit better once they stretch out slightly. But I'm happy to have cute scrappy socks. And now I'll stop rhyming. ;)
For even more details, you can see my ravelry project page
Yarn: various scraps of sock yarn, leftover from several projects
Pattern: Emily's Favorite Socks
Needles: US size 0. I sized down from the pattern recommendations for needles, as is my usual for my loose tension.
Specifics/modifications: a rounded toe, per usual. I use the instructions from the Late Night Socks pattern.
Since my last creativity check in, in late July, I've been rather prolific, in both knitting and sewing. As the weather gets cooler, I do find that I'm switching gears to more cool-weather projects. I'm eager to finish up some remaining warmer-weather works-in-progress. As ever, the seasonal change brings a fresh push of creativity and inspiration.
Several weeks ago, I finished a new cardigan! This project was the first time I've done an all over lace pattern, as well as the first time I've made a drop shoulder construction cardigan.
Today, the air felt different. Cooler and more crisp. Filled with anitcipation. The last several weeks since my last "life lately" post, have been filled with a lot of summery fun and they've felt full. I might be getting ahead of myself, since it was in the upper eighties this past weekend, but decidedly, I love the shift that comes with slightly cooler weather. Nevertheless, here are some things we've been up to in recent weeks: