Friday, April 28, 2017

FO Friday: Totally Tubular

It seems like forever since I've finished a pair of socks, especially since I've been working on this particular pair since the end of January.

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I purchased this dyed-to-order color inspired by Monet's Waterlilies on the Otter sock base from The Fawn and the Fox on etsy. I knew I was going to knit myself a pair of plain vanilla socks with it (pattern is from my brain), with the intention of adding an afterthought heel until I discovered that the heel-less socks fit me quite well.

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It took me a long time to decide what to do (put in the afterthought heels or wear them as tube socks?), but someone in my knitting group suggested that I do a little test drive to see if the heel-less sock was comfortable, or if it would move around in my shoes as I walked as tube socks tend to do.

Last week, I finally remembered to do this little experiment, and I wore one of the socks while running errands. It passed the test, so I decided to take out the placeholder yarn and graft the live stitches together to make these into (official) tube socks.

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I'm not sure that tube socks will be my new go-to for sock knitting, and I'm curious to see how the socks wear over the heels since they will be stretched a little thin - but it was fun to try something out of the norm, and I'm pretty excited about my new socks!

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