Totally lax..

My dear friends, 

I have been a Really Bad Blogger lately. (The caps were completely necessary) However, though it might seem that very little has been going on here, I’ve actually managed to do quite a bit of crafting. Ergo, I have many things to tell you about, I’ve just been epically lazy.

So now, on to something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. It seems like I’ve been hearing a lot of sock chatter on Ye Olde Interwebs lately. I’m sure this has something to do with the Celtic Cast On knit along, which used the fabulous Tanis Fiber Arts pattern Business Casual. I participated enthusiastically in this KAL, and got a gorgeous pair of socks out of it which I will certainly wear to death. But in all the sock talk I’ve noticed a few people talking about how they don’t like short row heels! Obviously, everyone has their own preferred way of doing a heel, and that’s awesome, variety being the spice of life and all that. However, I actually really love short row heels! I think they are so clever, and they use less yarn than heel flaps, which is good because I like tall socks. Some people say that they don’t like the fit as much, but this has never been a problem for me. Short row heels all the way! What’s your favorite way of doing a sock heel? 

To finish up, here are a couple of shots of my finished socks! Aren’t they pretty? 

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(He really wanted to be in the picture.)

The pattern is the fabulous Business Casual from Tanis Fiber Arts (raveled here), and the yarn is Madelinetosh tosh sock in Logwood, which is a stunning mix of purples. I love this yarn and pattern together, and since winter hasn’t really left us yet, I can still wear them! I’m hoping to get a picture of them out in the sunlight, now that the days are getting longer, where you can really see the gorgeous color changes. The colors are even brighter than they appear in these pictures, but there is a fair bit of grey in these purples, which I adore. What do you think?

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3 Comments

  1. Socks look super comfy and i love the pattern! I have yet to attempt to learn to knit socks but one day i shall!

  2. That is a beautiful sock pattern! And yes, socks do seem to be all the rage right now. As for me and short row heels, I was SO thrilled the first time I turned a heel using short rows. I tried to do a flower petal baby bib with short rows and got so, so lost that I gave up and frogged it. When I was able to do the short row heel for the first time I was overjoyed. I’ve never done heels any other way, though I haven’t knit many socks.

  3. Sorry playing catchup on my blog reading. Your socks turned out fantastic! Love them. I am a gusset girl, just because they fit my heel better, I wish short rows fit me better as they are way quicker to knit.

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