pics eventually. but know in your heart that they are warm and soft. and, despite the theme of this blog
yarn: knit picks blank merino fingering, dyed in crazy green, blue, purple and yellow nonrepeating short-color-repeat awesomeness. food coloring and kool-aid, sirs. that's all. and magic. can't forget the magic. and lasers.
needles: US#2 brittany birch dpns. now, brittany birches come in sets of six dpns. this is in case one breaks or you lose one, you see? well... i broke one. (doing a k2tog on another pair of socks. just broke right in half like a piece of spaghetti.) apparently i lost one. i only use 4, though, so no big....
...or so i thought.
you see, these socks' awesomeness is so great that it in fact tore the fabric of the universe. by which i mean one of the points on one of my #2 brittany birch dpns split. in half. along the length of the needle. for like a third of an inch or so. i could still knit off it all right, but knitting with that point as the working (right hand--for you right-handers in the audience) needle, and doing ssk's? nooo. no deal.
so i ordered some metal ones from knit picks. which means i have to finish the socks that are on ones and threes now. the horror! the horror....
1. a "i can totally continue the pattern into the toe, i know i can, i'll just incorporate those decreases like THIS! ha!" toe (as seen in that one elizabeth zimmerman book, i'm sure)
2. casting on 4 extra stitches for the ribbing, for no reason whatsoever, then decreasing them away at regular intervals when the leg of the sock was begun
3. mirroring the pattern on the second sock
4. i did my usual heel. at least, i'm pretty sure mine is not the heel in the pattern. see, when i say i "did this pattern" i really mean "i copied down the chart and