Riding the Rails
Thanks for all your interest in my closet cleaning. It looks like all three have found homes, two of them with people I know (if I adjust the sleeves of the sweater for my mom). . . go figure. At any rate, I've been knitting.
Again, I tell you how amazing it is to actually knit. It turns out that you can make real progress. And even finish things. The fact that these socks were a Christmas/December birthday present? Totally irrelevant to my post-UFO Resurrection Life. Seriously.
The Railway Stitch Socks
Pattern: from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: KnitPicks Essentials in heathered ash and grass, recycled from the damned argyles
Needles: bamboo dpns, US1
Notes: 1) Knit exactly as written, except approximately 1 inch longer. 2) I'm just under the wire for the Knitting Vintage Socks Knitalong January Challenge. Look at that - knitting well with others! 3) I cut and grafted the toe to make one foot long enough. Exciting death-defying photos to follow.
Best Thing About This Project: The lucky recipient (a friend of mine from college) has been known to send me random text messages on rainy days about how much he loves handknit socks. People who do this find themselves the lucky recipients of many pairs of handknit socks.