So, here they are:
Pattern and Modifications: Log Cabin Socks by Anne Woodbury from Handknit Holidays
I used a thinner yarn. So the extra stitches went into extra ribbings between the pattern repeats. Since I like how the toes of the Embossed Leaves Socks fit, I used that on this pair too. I believe they are similar to the Pointed Toes (p.21) in Knitting Vintage Socks. Otherwise, I followed the pattern closely.
Yarn: Elann Sock It To Me Esprit Col: 8176 Ecru
I used this yarn to knit the Socktoberfest socks last year. Maybe because I knitted too tightly or because I machine washed and dried the socks, they became very stiff and hard. With this in mind, I consciously remembered not to stretch the yarn too tightly ... and maybe I won't put them into the dryer. I'll tell you how it goes later.
Gauge and Needles: The gauge should be the same as the Embossed Leaves Socks. Using US1.5, I cast on 64 stitches.
Starte date: 05-17-2006
Finish date: 05-23-2006
More happy news over the weekend. The pot of roses Husband bought me for my birthday started blooming last week. Over the weekend, at least 3 roses showed their faces ... and there are more coming: