The Padded Footlets are DONE.
Yes, they are a bit too big for me, but that is ok because they aren't for me. They are a gift. A very late gift due to a big mistake that I made with the second sock that then turned into a serious case of Second Sock Syndrome. But now they are done and I am FREE.
Pattern is from Interweave Knits summer 2005. I used Lorna's Laces in 'Cranberry'. I enjoyed the lace bits, and love the heel detail. The structure is fascinating but I really did not enjoy working on the double-stranded sole. It was a pain in the arse. I would use this pattern again but totally modify it, like make them regular socks having the heel detail going all along the back of the leg and skip the double-stranded sole. We'll see if that ever makes it back on to my needles...
For now, Green Gable is on my needles! I followed the knitalong's advice and used the backward loop cast-on. I wish I hadn't. It's not as clean looking as I had hoped, and should have stuck with my tried and true method (long-tail thumb method). Hopefully some blocking will fix that curling at the top. I tried it on and so far, so good! I am enjoying working on it, despite the mindless stockinette. It is a good social project, and good for early in the morning, or late at night when I'm barely coherent. Yarn is Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Plum Patina.
Where did that come from??? I keep asking myself the same thing! One day, I was browsing through the Sexy Knitters Club blog, and they had just finished their Orangina's. And then, everything went black and I woke up later that day with a bag full of Millefili Fine (receipt said I had gotten it on sale) and the beginnings of Orangina on my needles. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
WWKIPD NYC was a great success! We had over 40 knitters show up! If you are interested in reading comments and seeing the photos, you can do that here.