Tuesday, November 30, 2010

FO: A Single Sock

 Remember this post about a cure for second-sock syndrome?  It turns out that my friend, who originally inspired the post by telling me about her single sock, was able to find a home for her lone sock within her own family.  Isn't it funny how life works out sometimes?

Anyway, I still wanted to send a single sock to K2Tog for their single sock collection for veterans.  I finished it up and washed it before Thanksgiving so it could air-dry while I was gone.  Here it is ready to go, the first completed sock in my self-imposed sock club:

 I used the Priscilla's Dream Sock pattern to figure out how many stitches to cast on for a men's large, and knit it toe-up from a provisional cast-on to make it seamless.  Further info, including K2Tog's address is here on Ravelry.

I need to focus on gift-knitting now, but I can't live without some mindless knitting to take with me when I'm driving to school, orthodontist appts., etc., so I went ahead and wound the leftover yarn into 2 balls for a pair of footies.  My plan is to see if I can get the footies to match by starting each one in the same place in the color pattern.  I'll let you know how it works out.

Meanwhile, I heard back from my contest winners so I'm off to the post office with the prizes, as well as my single sock!