Finished Object: Annetrelac Socks

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I finished another something! It’s amazing what being between contracts will do for your knitting time. Euphemism for unemployed? I suppose you could say that, but I really am between contracts, and taking some well-deserved me time. Theatre works me hard. Very hard. So when breaks come up like this, I seize them. I curtail spending, I’m responsible, I still pay my share of the bills and everyone (all two of us) still gets fed. I love taking this time to work on my own stuff, like knitting, sewing (one day), baking, and cooking. And don’t let me forget organzing! And yes, sleeping in. So I don’t feel guilty. Right now I’m house-sitting, so I feel even more productive, because I have to water the garden every few days…

Anyway, socks!

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Pattern: Annetrelac Socks from the very popular Holiday 2007 Interweave Knits
Size: 9.5″ long for my size 8 feets.
Yarn: I bought this yarn about a year and a half ago (Feb 07!) from Yarn Ahoy on Etsy. It is superwash Merino/nylon in the colourway ‘Festooned’. The fun thing was that it came in two skeins, and the skeins shade from pale to dark from beginning to end. I had a little debate over whether I wanted dark on the foot or the cuff. I decided on foot, because I thought dark cuff/light foot would look top-heavy.
Needles:
2mm (US size 0) Addi Turbos
Pattern Notes: I made no changes, despite having less yarn than the pattern called for. As you can see, I made it. I even have leftovers!

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I had fun learning to do entrelac. I started out a bit worried, because I don’t really like picking up stitches. After these socks, I think I can say that I’m now a stitch picker-upper pro, and I enjoy it now! It was fun to have suck little bits to work on, it made it seem like the knitting just flew by. Having an entire plain foot was nice too.

Annetrelac Socks

I found the pooling on the feet interesting, rather than being bothered by it. What was very cool (I thought) was how the pooling spiraled in the opposite direction on the second sock!