Pattern: Pomatomus by Cookie A from Knitty (Winter 2005).
Yarn: Marta's Yarns 2 ply. 1 strand Green Multi and 1 strand Pale Green
Needles: 2.5mm bamboo dpns (set of 5)
Date begun: 24 June 2006
Date completed: 27 July 2006
These were fun, but I don't know that I would make them again as they take a great amount of concentration. Perhaps I might reconsider after a long break (and after I've made my way through all the patterns from Knitting Vintage Socks that I want to try). The biggest trouble is that the pattern is ALMOST memorable, so you get into a rhythm and complacency sets in. At one point about half way through the second sock I had to tink back 2.5 rounds to fix a mistake - usually putting a YO on the wrong needle. This was my first time knitting from a chart and I think for this project, a chart is by far the best way to codify the lace. I was trying to imagine the written instructions you would need to represent the same and it gave me the heebie geebies.
Here's a couple of more detailed shots that I took last night. One of the ball bands worked well as a wrapper - with the bonus that it includes the care instructions. These socks are hand-wash only unfortunately.
Incidentally: I just ran the Blogger spell-check. Have any other Blogger users noticed that it doesn't have "blog" in the dictionary? It suggested "bloc" instead. Does that qualify as ironic or is it just dumb?