It occurred to me that this craft blog has not seen enough crafting lately. Don't get me wrong, there has been plenty of crafting going on, just not enough showing up here. So here is the first of the back log....
Blued Steel SocksPattern: Universal Toe-Up Sock Formula by Amy Swenson
Size: US Men's Size 12
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Paints
Needle Size: US 2
These socks were knit for my husband, who has very big feet. Knowing my tendency toward 2nd sock syndrome (and knitting a 2nd large plain sock seems like torture to me, halfway through the first), I decided to try to knit these at the same time. I knit these 2 at a time on magic loop, and I felt the knitting went very well. I did have some trouble when it came to the heel however. I couldn't seem to knit the heel neatly, even after several attempts, and finally decided to make an afterthought heel which turned out well.
By the way, you can see how well the Cascade yarn has held up, because I forgot to take pics of the socks right after they were completed, and the above pics show several month of wear.