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FO Report: Skew

I finished my Skew socks!  One of the key contenders on the Finish-Before-The-Move knit-list, I love these socks.  I thought I cast them on the day they came out, but they’re from the Winter 2009 Knitty, so that surely can’t be right. Anyway, I love them.  I did not, however, love the process of trying to photograph them this evening. I don’t know if we have unusually yellow light bulbs around these parts, but it was a bit of a hassle trying to get a photo that accurately conveyed both colour and stitch pattern.  Regular sock knitters will recognise the feet-in-the-air pose:


…which is pleasantly relaxing to boot.  This one below gives a better indication of colours, but not of fit — makes ’em look all baggy.  These babies actually fit like a dream.

Skewed skews

At first, I thought they were going to be too long and bunch around the toes, but the pattern produces quite a narrow-fitting sock, so once I was up and walking around in them and not just laying around with my knees bent at weird angles trying to photograph them, they stretched in the right places and became perfectly-fitted socks.

Under Mozart's watchful gaze


Pattern: Skew by Lana Holden, who may, from the evidence I’ve gathered, be a complete genius.
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Multi, 1 skein; colourway: not sure, but if it makes you think of autumn leaves after rain, you’re probably close.
Opinion on them: Absolutely wonderful. Really loved these: can’t wait to dig my self-patterning yarns out of storage and see what the pattern makes of them. Meanwhile, I’ve got a few other projects on the Big Pre-Move Challenge (knitting) list to get through.

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