Two FO Fridays in a row! Do not expect to see this kind of productivity from me again for quite some time. This week I finished my Bitchin' Socks, also known as the Georgia On My Mind pattern by Leslie Thompson. But I knew before I even wound the yarn that these would be my Bitchin' Socks.
This is the first pair of socks that I have knit since the tragic loss of my Nutkins last month, and so I desperately needed them to be a success. And boy do these socks not disappoint. The yarn is Gnome Acres' Molly Weasley in her superwash merino/nylon base. It is sturdy, vibrant, and makes for excellent stitch definition.
This stitch panel may be the reason I now am obsessed with all of Gnome Acres colorways.
Leslie's pattern was a dream to knit. I made them a tad shorter than called for with the intention of hitting my perfect inch-over-ankle cuff that I love for work, but I decided to try the Eye of Partridge heel rather than my standard short-row. This resulted in a taller sock for reasons that were obvious after I finished the first heel.
If it was not for the fact that I absolutely hate knitting the gusset I would probably sub in this heel construction more often. The look of the bright colors in this stitch pattern made me super happy. I would find myself stopping after a few rows just to look at the way the verigation was working up.
Sadly it has been far too hot here for wool socks. Normally I wear them despite the heat, but with our average temperature up over 100 before you account for the humidity even I am opting for shoes sans socks. I'm really looking forward to trying these out as soon as I can. I just got a new work shirt that is bright orange and would match them perfectly.
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