These socks are finally finished and they are just lovely!
Close-up of the lace, twisted stitch ribbing at the top, and the picot bind-off.
The socks are toe-up, and I quite like this heel's construction.
Yarn: Alina Shea Creations Crescent Moon (100% superwash merino wool, a sproingy 2-ply), in a Dreamer's Little Secrets colorway called South Seas
Pattern: Mermaidia, a free toe-up sock pattern written for magic loop
Needles: Knit Picks nickle-plated size 1 (2.25mm) 40" circular needle
Mods: I only did seven repeats of the lace on the leg so that I could still get the socks on!
I learned an important lesson with these socks and my 111 in 2011 challenge - don't count the project until it is DONE done, not just pretty much done. The socks were cast off and the yarn clipped and I put them aside to work on other things for a bit. When I got back to the socks, the yarn tail had been cut about half an inch from the last stitch, leaving not enough of a tail to weave in and secure the top of the sock! I guess it had to be the kids. So, I had to rip back the entire picot bind-off and half a round of ribbing to then bind-off again to have enough of a yarn tail to finish. All this while amassing a pile of projects behind me which now will need to be posted in an avalanche.... ah, oh well, lesson learned!
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