The other day there was a knock at the door. I’m powerless against a well-executed diaper hat, so I let them in. But there’s something a little disconcerting about a baby in a pair of sunglasses. This one was a roughian, alright. Look at the knuckle sandwich she’s fixing to deliver. That baby means to kick my butt!
Clearly she’d been‚ drinking, so I thought it best not to upset her. In my haste to avoid a soft, tender beating, I offered her anything she wanted. Turns out she wanted a hug and for me to pretend to nibble on her toes. After she had her fill of giggling, she and her henchman left as mysteriously and abruptly as they had arrived.
Then I got back to the task at hand – admiring my new socks!
I haven’t shaved my legs since I got back from vacation in Florida*, and I was going to try to get rid of the stubble in Photoshop. But then I decided to embrace it instead. Enhance it. Accentuate the obvious, if not positive. Hawt!
The yarn is Spunky Eclectic Skinny Socks in Atomic Melon. One skein, size 2 Brittany Birch dpns (one of which is now broken because I hold them too tightly), Wendy’s Toe-Up Sock. All stockintte with a one inch ribbed edge. The foot has 60 stitches, but I increased them to 64 after doing the heel to avoid a lot of stretching where the top of my foot bends. That kind of hurts if it’s too tight, and socks shouldn’t hurt. I also like a little extra room for my cankles to move. I find that picking up a stitch at either side of the gusset when you finish the heel helps keep a huge hole from forming on the sides, then a couple of rows later, I add two more stitches. It seems to work well for my particular appendages.
I love them.
*Yep, we were in Florida a couple of weeks ago. I even have pictures. I came across a baby alligator that looks just like a reptilian version of Mike! I’m not crazy, you’ll see. He even has cute toes.