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Kickin’ the week off

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I thought I’d kick this week of right with a finished object!  I finished these socks back in Fredericksburg, with the exception of grafting the last toe.  They were made with Koigu KPPM and the Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns.  They incorporate a stranded heel for greater durability, which I think will be key since they are for the husband for the purpose of cycling.  He likes his socks really short.  I couldn’t get him to sit still long enough to model for me, so I’m showing them off.  Yes, we have basically the same sized feet.  It’s not that his feet are that small, it’s that mine are that big.

I was not pleased with how the first toe turned out so I set out in search of a better grafting reference.  The best I found was in Debbie Stoller’s "Stitch and B*tch".  I think she has some of the best pictures and it was the only one I could find that showed me how to kitchener with all the stitches on the needles.  The others show it with the stitches just hanging out and I’m not comfortable dropping all those stitches off the needle.  I’m much happier with the second sock so I’m secure in my ability to finish my sockapal2za socks properly.  I’ve made other socks but they’ve all been the toe up variety.

Here’s to a great week!

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