Just like the post title - boring.
I had leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast. *sigh* I love Thanksgiving!
Uh, anyway, here are the Pop Socks in all their snoozedom! These are a Christmas present for my dad.
Short & sweet
I wanted to do something a little more interesting for my dad's first glimpse of my knittin' skills, but this colorway is so dark, you can't make anything out! And believe me, I tried. Oh mama, how I tried. I did some Retro Rib, some seed rib, even a lozenge pattern. Nothin'. So it was plain 'ol 2x2 rib all the way down, with my favorite EoP flap and standard toe.
Aaaand just call me Forrest, 'cuz that's all I have to say about that.
Like the M's Bossed Leaves Socks, I used Shibui in a semi-solid colorway for these. And like the M's Bossed Leaves Socks, it did that same wide stripey thing that I didn't really care for. Sadly, it only achieved the cool heathery effect through the instep.
The yarn also bled a bit on my fingers this time, which was a tad annoying. Luckily, there was only a faint tint in the soak and no fading afterwards (I tested a swatch first, just to be sure).
It's lovely stuff, but given the stripes and dye-tinted digits, I probably won't use Shibui in a semi-solid again.
That's a wrap
The knitting put me to sleep, the yarn bled on my fingers, and I didn't care for the way it striped up. Process aside though, I'm happy enough with the end result. And I'm sure my Dad will enjoy them!
Pattern: 2x2 rib + EoP flap + standard toe
Yarn: Shibuiknits Sock in 2955 (2 skeins)
Needles: KP 1, 32"