I am feeling like a sock making machine right now. Really, I am. I finished these socks last month; and, they are awesome. Their awesomeness makes me question my reasoning for leaving them unfinished for so long; but, that's usually the case with these sorts of things, no?
So a little over two years ago (actually, it was almost three, but saying "a little over two" sounds less pathetic) I participated in a single sock swap. The premise being that if you only have to knit one sock, you wouldn't get tired of the pattern, there would be no "second sock syndrome" etcetera, etcetera. I knit my single sock for my partner, and she, in turn, produced a mate to her sock. Rangsiwan knit one uptown boot sock for me. I was very excited about it. I liked the pattern, I liked the color, loved the yarn...but (and I am not sure who is to blame here, probably me...) the pattern somehow got separated from the sock. And so did the notes on modifications. I have the Favorite Sock Patterns book that houses a copy of the sock pattern, but it was immediately clear that Rangsiwan made modifications: to the cuff, the heel and even, yes, the toe.
I think it's fair to say that I was not as indutrious then as I am today--I was also pretty lazy (which, that trait hasn't changed much, really); but, I wanted to finish the sock, because it was one of two sock(s) that took away my sock knitting mojo. Well I figured out what needed to be done because when you have been knitting for long enough, you sort of understand what's going on, I guess. I figured out Rangsiwan's modifications and knit the sock (in fairly short order, too). The end result? A smashing pair of red Uptown Boot Socks knit in some really great (Sundara) sock yarn--color 012, but you can call it "red" if you want.
Any plans for Easter weekend? I will be working on my basement which got flooded (repeatedly) in the last two weeks (you know those rainstorms in the northeast? sigh.); chasing down some "bunnies", and finishing up a quilt (which is going to be fabulous!). I might even do some knitting. Have a great weekend!