I can finally sit down in my knitting chair without dreading having to pick up these socks to knit. I finally finished them yesterday afternoon! I handed them to my hubby to look at and so I could take a picture of him wearing the socks. I haven't seen them since. That is good news - it just means there won't be any more pictures. He doesn't like waiting around for pictures to be taken.
These socks took me almost a year to knit and I'm ashamed of that. There is nothing especially complicated about these socks at all. They are knit with a simple ribbed pattern and I've knit more complicated socks, but for some reason I struggled with this pair.
I figure it could be the needles. I used US 0's to knit these. That didn't seem too bad. I knit them two at a time. This is the second time I've tried it, but the first time I finished a pair this way. The socks are 96 stitches around - that is almost thirty stitches more than I usually use per sock. It was probably a combination of things and mostly just in my head.
Next time I knit the man socks though, I'm going to need three skeins of yarn I think. These are a little short with just about a six inch leg, but I used almost all the yarn. I did like the yarn - Lorna's Laces. It is the first pair I've knit with this yarn. It made a nice feeling sock.
Stitch Pattern: Waffle Rib
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock; 2 skeins
color: Pioneer (16)
Needles: addi TURBO - US# 0 (2 mm)
Notes: socks knit toe up; two at a time on two circulars; each sock was 96 stitches around