Once I got here though I balked at photographing and posting my socks because my office is less conducive to good sock photography than Space Mountain. I mean do you see how busy my industrial carpet is? Clashes with everything. I guess I could have stood on my desk, and used the faux brown wood as my floor, but I just wasn't feeling that adventurous. Which is a shame because my socks deserve better. I had originally had vision of the Wild Kat socks surrounded by zebra print fabrics and piles of Good & Plenty. Needless to say, that ain't happenin'.
In any event, here are the Wild Kat socks. Made with the infamous Tofutsies sock yarn. There are a few things that I didn't like about this yarn. First, it is super, super thin. Being a loosey goosey knitter, I had to use super skinny needles in order to get a decent fabric. And quite frankly, I could have used even smaller needles and had a nicer result, but then I would probably still be knitting away on these bitches. I also found the yarn to be quite splitty. I switched from Addi needles to KnitPicks needles because the KnitPicks have pointier points. But even still, I had some splitting. I also hear that the yarn fades a lot in its first wash. I haven't bathed them yet, so I can't comment on that.
Even with my ambivalence about the yarn, I really like these socks. And the pattern. To make the socks work, I had extra stitches (necessary in order to make the socks fit my foot) for the sole on the bottom needle and only the lace pattern stitches on the top needle. I think I could have used one needle size up on the lace part of the sock, but I didn't bother to try.
In the end the socks work and they fit quite nicely. I was worried the top part was little too high, but when I wear them with sneakers (as opposed to loafers, heh) they are the right height. High enough that the sneaker tongue doesn't eat them but not so high that they are big and noticeable.
Yarn: SWTC, Tofutsies, June sock club limited edition color
Needles: KnitPicks Circs, size 2.0 mm (US 0)
Pattern: Wild Kat, sort of
Modifications: Made into a ped with the lace pattern from the original cuff used on the top of the ped. Used my own toe and heel patterns.
Time: 07/16/07 - 08/15/07
Care: Machine washable.