They are done! I finished weaving in ends last night, hopped up on the coffee table, and proceeded to do a happy dance. I have finished knee high plain vanilla socks in one day more than two weeks. It kind of blows my mind at the speed with which they were executed, and I suspect the Doctor may have played a hand in this warping of the time vortex.
I love them. They are so incredibly soft and they fit perfectly. The yarn is Knit Picks Felici in Time Traveler (a specially produced, small quantity colorway – sorry folks!)
I’m kind of amazed at how symmetrical they turned out – this isn’t something I generally care about. And, truth me told, I kind of wanted them to be crazy almost-matching stripes instead of spot on. (Yes, that is my dirty laundry in the background – I gave up clean in exchange for knitting. You are all guilty, too, so hush.)
I utilized a small amount of calf shaping and topped them off with some springy 2×2 rib to keep them up where they need to be.
The ease of making the socks has inspired me to dive into my stash and find all that funky yarn I had stashed for cool, colorful, vanilla traveling socks. I realize that not all socks will be completed in two weeks time. I am trying to be ok with this knowledge and recognize its truth. Famous last words.