Pattern: TTL Mystery Sock 2010, by Kristen Kapur
Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock
Needles: US 1/2.25mm
Started: October 9, 2010
Finished: January 3, 2011
I modified the pattern a bit. The "tiny trowels" pattern on the ankle was getting to be a bit much for me, and so I decided to work in rib stitch along the foot instead, which was both faster and easier. It also made them less fussy, and as I've said before, I'm not a fan of fussy knits.
This yarn I love. I bought it when I was visiting my dad in Portland last fall. I didn't spend time with any knitters while I was there, but I do have a very indulgent friend who very kindly took me to a couple of yarn stores I'd investigated. I picked up this skein at Twisted, which had a sizable collection or yarns dyed by small, independent dyers. I'd never seen anything by Hazel Knits before and I loved this color, so it seemed like a good choice. It was.
I hadn't been back to Portland for years, and it's changed a lot. In addition to drinking delicious coffee and eating delicious pie, I saw a tiny museum
saw some crazy yard statuary
saw some hippies (natch)
hung out with a super cute niblette
and walked the city with my dad.