My Century Sock
it is also, I believe, a more honest one.
On the last day of Socktoberfest, on the day for Tricks and Treats, what do I bring you? My Century Sock. The 100th pair of socks I've knit. And I have an exact count. This is it, baby. No mistake.
So what, you are all clamoring to know, what special pair of socks is deserving of such an honor? It's with mixed emotions that I show you the most plain, ordinary socks I have ever - in all my hundred pairs - ever knit. Your eyes do not deceive you. These are plain. Black. 2x2 ribbing.
Pattern: 2x2 ribbing, heel stitch, standard toe - do you really need a pattern?
Yarn: Plymouth Sockotta, a cotton wool blend I bought on the road trip to San Diego when we stopped to visit Knit'n Lit Jenn in Ft. Worth. Small world
Needles: 5" bamboo dpns, also bought on the same road trip
Notes: It seems like I've been working on these socks forever. Black 2x2 ribbing is just not what gets me out of bed in the morning, knitting-wise, but it what I put on when I get dressed. The irony? Shortly before finishing these I started a night float rotation during which I wear scrubs and all sorts of brightly colored handknit socks. Ironic, isn't it?
Best Thing About This Project: I wear the uniform. And I wear it better with handknit socks.
There may be something fitting after all these being my 100th pair. For all the wild and crazy pairs I've worn in the past, these workday socks will get the most wear by far.