I continue to progress on the Sock Knitters Anonymous challenges for both October and November although time is quickly running out for the Damask Rose Stocking. I really must finish it this week in order to make the challenge deadline. I managed to figure out the funky heel on the pattern but can’t say that I’m crazy about it. It bulks up a little bit too much for my liking. In hind sight I should have modified the pattern to a traditional heel. I gave the heel a good misting this morning and then pounded it with a towel. Here it dries on my countertop waiting for ten more rounds. After these rounds I will work the toe and then the Damask Rose will be done just in time to be hung. Well, almost done. It will till need an attached i-cord at the top of the leg.
I did finish one Snowflake Sock. Isn’t it pretty?
I had to shorten the pattern considerably because of row gauge. The Dale of Norway Heilo knit at a greater gauge than the yarn used by the designer. I eliminated half of a snowflake.
These will be nice socks to wear on a very cold night. I could have used the second one last night since the temperature outside dipped into single digits!