I finally finished the Lacy Summer Socks I started in March. The pattern was quite simple so under normal circumstances these puppies would be a quick knit. Heck, I finished the first sock in a day! When life interrupts, they take a bit longer, but they are still pretty brainless, and painless, to knit.
I did run into a glitch as I hate the short row heel and that is what the pattern wants. I mean I really hate the short row heel. Hate it with a passion reserved for things like bugs and cheap vodka. Nonetheless, I gritted my teeth and used the short row heel in the pattern. I didn't use the short row method for the toe because I always do the same toe. Also, me, not a masochist. One short rowed thing is enough. The pattern also called for using the design on the sole which seemed like it would be uncomfortable. Since I did the stupid short row heel, I felt good about just knitting the sole.
The design part of the pattern is pretty and reminds me of a feather and fan type deal. Even though I didn't modify that part at all, for some reason mine do not look like the socks in the pattern's pictures.
I am not sure if it was my yarn substitution or something else more ethereal. Either way, I am not too bummed. They are nice summer socks that I can wear with my sneakers on a regular day.
Yarn: Socks That Rock, medium weight, color unknown, I thought it was Nodding Violet but a browse on Ravelry makes me think not so much, half a skein.
Needles: Addi Circs, size 3.0 mm (US 2)
Pattern: Lacy Summer Socks
Modifications:to be a ped and modified to have a stockinette sole.
Time: 37 days.
Care: Machine wash, dry flat.