I’m calling this a cheat because I actually finished the socks in question on my way into work today.
These are Sarah Wilson‘s Honeycomb Socks, a free pattern I got from Ravelry. I love Sarah’s retro details and body-con silhouette, but until I saw this pattern I never thought to make a pair of socks. Clearly I was missing out. The pattern was relatively easy (more on that in a minute) and has a great texture but also allows the yarn to shine.
This is kind of embarrassing to admit, but sometimes when I’m knitting seed stitch (which this pattern resembles), I lose my place and knit two stitches in a row, rendering my work into single rib. I made a mistake in a few rows of slipping two stitches in a row, but those were so tiny that I couldn’t pick it up on my camera.
And now, a few words about the yarn. I knit this from Wandering Wool, a DC-area hand-dyed company whose yarn I bought at Loop DC when I went to our nation’s capitol in January. The colorway was called Strawberries and Cream, but seeing all that crimson and white in skein form made my brain go in a different direction.
I kept thinking of these as the yarn dyed from blood and BRAAAAAAAINS, knit with spare bones, to celebrate the end of the zombie apocalypse.