Ugh. I woke up with my neck in serious pain and ibuprofen has not helped it. This has happened to me before, but usually by afternoon I'm all back to normal. Not today. Today the pain has lingered & lingered & lingered. My only hope now is that by the time I wake up tomorrow that the pain will be gone. But enough about that. Where am I at knitting wise? I have a myriad of projects going on! I got on a mission to finish up some of them, but no matter how many I might finish up there are always more that I want to cast-on.My most recent finished project is a pair of socks that I started last June, the Indian Corn Socks. The pattern is the Classy Slip-Up Socks by Betsy Lee McCarthy from the book Knit Socks!: 15 Cool Patterns for Cozy Feet. I knit the fingering weight version using Farmhouse Yarns Fannie's Fingering Weight yarn in colorway Indian Corn. If you haven't checked out this sock book, then I recommend checking it out. There are a variety of sock patterns from beginner to advance as well as options for fingering weight & sport weight for a couple of the socks.
The details: I knit these using US 1 (2.25 mm) DPNs following the fingering weight version of the sock. The only modification I made was casting on 64 stitches instead of 68 stitches. This subsequently required me to modify other parts of the pattern in the following areas: 31 heel stitches, 17 stitches after turning the heel, picked up 17 stitches on each side of the heel, and then decreasing back down to 64 stitches for the Gusset decreases. I shaped the foot as directed in the pattern. I'm really fortunate that I took good notes while knitting the first sock because I was able to replicate it for the second sock. The fit turned out perfectly for me, so I'm really happy with my initial decision to cut out 4 stitches from the cast-on.