WIP WEDNESDAY: Lipstick traces

For my AmeriCorps chapter, this week is “Spirit Week” — a five-day period of reconnecting with our cohort for revelry and event planning.  I knew I’d be spending long periods in lectures and small group meetings, and that I’d find many of the activities stressful and frustrating.  Knowing that I’d need a cognitive anchor to help me stay sane, I packed some sock yarn that I’d stashed a few years ago and set to work on Ann Weaver’s New Boots and Contracts sock pattern.

"What are these socks doing here?"  "I'll tell you later."

“What are these socks doing here?” “I’ll tell you later.”

I’d stashed for this a while ago.  Given the yarn colors I’d chosen and the pattern’s connection to The Clash, I assumed these socks would carry me through revisions on my novel.  (The protagonist, Sally Darling, wears a lot of red and gray, and her favorite album is London Calling.)  Instead, I held off until another high-activity period.

The slipper fits!

The slipper fits!

I converted these into a toe-up pattern on the fly and made a short-row heel flap and gussets.  With the decreases, I only worked the slipped-stitch pattern on the front while working the gusset.  While I like to check how my garments fit as I’m making them, I also hate how my Kitchner stitches look and feel.  I’m pretty happy with how these turned out.

Ankle vent.

Ankle vent.

I love how the contrasting color looks like lipstick swatches in those rows.  These are going to keep me warm and look cute this winter!

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