Done. Finished. Grafted the toes, wove in ends, and trimmed off any extra yarn dangles. Without further ado – Front and Back of Heart-a-Palooza. Purposely, there is a definite Right and Left.
My Pal’s feet are shorter than mine, and a bit wider, so they don’t fit me properly. (Which is good – grin). But I like the look and the feel. I did Balbriggan Heels and made up a toe. They are squishy, comfortable, and not too shabby.
Specifics – 72 stitches on 2,00 mm needles using Supersock in Cherry from Cherry Hill Tree Yarns. This is a 100% superwash merino with a lovely hand and great twist. The fronts are patterned, as is the heel. The backs and soles are done in ribbing to adapt to a wide variety of leg and foot shapes.
Before I publish this pattern, I need a few somewhat experienced sock knitters who would be wiling to test drive it. Required abilities – willingness to knit top down on 3/4 needles or two circs, with 4/5 needles for gusset or two circs, grafting in stockinette and ribbing, and chart reading for cable designs (these are all 1/1, 2/1 or 2/2 cables). This pattern is really only suitable for solid or semi-solid yarn with a high twist. Please leave me a comment if you might want to play.
Last week a Minaret of St Petersburg – this week, Talin – old town – in Estonia.
Set Sail for Murder by Carolyn Hart. Finished today, nice quick read with enough twists to keep you guessing. And I highly recommend Spanish Dagger by Susan Witting Albert. The most recent in the China Bayles Murder Mysteries, there is depth to characters and a sense of care to plot details that are missing in all too many series that last a while. Perhaps it is her attention to research details that help?
The 18 year old, while baking Challah for shul tonight made an extra – a mini – for her younger sister. All of 15 cm long, it was pretty cute. I got lucky to get a picture since it was devoured about 10 seconds later.