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Inspired by Vanilla Latte Socks

Bulk of the work was done July 16 – Aug 5; I started these during or right before my LA trip, but really restarted them after finishing the Foreign Correspondent Scarf.

Lots of knitting while watching training videos.

Really, this pattern is more of an inspiration. Doing toe-up, pattern only on the instep, and a tighter garter rib (k3/p2). Decided I wanted an ankle sock vs something longer, so just a couple of rows of pattern (slightly tweaked) all around before going to an inch or so of a ribbed cuff.

Still trying to decide if these actually fit, though. Possibly the foot is a smidge long; I find Rachel’s heel construction tricky to size to my feet. Possibly the cuff is too big or too loose. Maybe both.

Inspired by Vanilla Latte Socks

Bulk of the work was done July 16 – Aug 5; I started these during or right before my LA trip, but really restarted them after finishing the Foreign Correspondent Scarf.

Lots of knitting while watching training videos.

Really, this pattern is more of an inspiration. Doing toe-up, pattern only on the instep, and a tighter garter rib (k3/p2). Decided I wanted an ankle sock vs something longer, so just a couple of rows of pattern (slightly tweaked) all around before going to an inch or so of a ribbed cuff.

Still trying to decide if these actually fit, though. Possibly the foot is a smidge long; I find Rachel’s heel construction tricky to size to my feet. Possibly the cuff is too big or too loose. Maybe both.

Foreign Correspondent’s Scarf

I actually started making another Hitchhiker with this yarn, but didn’t like the way it looked (too subtle variegation) so I frogged and just looked up patterns for scarves and shawls for fingering weight yarn on #3 needles to have SOMETHING to knit during AlterConf.

And I’m very happy; first few rows required a bit of attention, but it’s quite memorizable. It’s a great pattern to knit and it looks lovely, if absurdly long.