Another thick-yarn sock done, all scrunched up and badly in need of a good block. One more to be knitted and I could cross another item off the list. This pair is intended for my mil. My initial idea was to knit the Cowgirl Socks from the IK Winter '06 but while flipping through Marjorie's knitting books last Saturday, the Log Cabin Socks from Handknit Holidays came across as a good idea.
This sock is knitted out of the last hank of Dyed in the Wool hand-dyed yarn I bought from ebay. If my memory is right, this batch of yarn was my first ebay purchase and I found an old photo on my hard disk. The 2 hanks on the right were knitted into Odessas and a stripey beanie, and I used the hank on the left (Pebble colourway) for this pair of Cable Twist Socks (pdf) for my sil.
Knitted over 42-st , these socks fit my size 6 feet, so I thought a 48-st Log Cabin Sock in the same DK weight yarn should fit my mil's size 4 feet despite all the cabling. It turned out that not all DK weights are created equal, the Azure is thinner than the Pebble and the Log Cabin Sock turns out rather tiny that I thought of giving this pair to my 6-year-old and knitting another pair for mil. And the ball of yarn is cutting really, really close. Then I sought help from my knitterly colleague, R, who also has tiny feet and the lone sock fits albeit a little teeny, weeny bit too short on the foot. 2 more rounds or even 1 would make a better fit. I'm forging ahead with the twin sock and see how far the yarn will go. If there's enough yarn, I'll just undo and re-knit the first sock toe.
And JY has been asking about her scarf too, I really should quickly get that done but the hank of Yarntini yarn seems to have incredible yardage and no end is in sight. Then there are 3 sweater patterns that I must immediately cast on … … the grey knitted coat from the earlier post is one of them.