My Sockapalooza socks are done! Just in time, too! OK, I had some time to spare, but deadline knitting makes me nervous. It invalidates the point of knitting (in my opinion) to be stressed out about it.
Pattern: Loksins! by Cassie of Too Much Wool
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight in Sherbet, 1 skein
Needles: Susan Bates DPNs 2.75 mm (US2), Addi Turbos #1 2.5mm (first sock), Knit Picks DPNs 2.5mm (US 1-ish) (second sock)
Time To Knit: June 8 - June 25, and July 15 - July 22
Modifications: I started out with a picot edge. I knit the first two repeats on 2.75 mm needles to give a little more room in the top of the leg. I also grafted the toe when I got down to 16 stitches.
I liked the pattern a lot. It's clever, pretty, and fun to knit. I was originally expecting to knit this pattern in a solid color, and I'm pleasantly surprised at how well it worked out with a variegated yarn. I found that getting the Knit Picks DPNs made the second sock go much more quickly than when I was using the Magic Loop technique.
I'm planning to package up the socks soon so they can be sent off to my Pal. I really hope that she likes them and that they fit! It's been fun to knit socks to a different person's specifications. Thanks, Alison, for putting together a great swap!