Okay, okay, I’ll wash them again!

That’s Señor Calcentín on top, he’s such a show-off!

If you’re my Secret Sock Pal, then disregard that photo entirely and look at your socks through vanilla-colored glasses:

I know, I know, I did it again. I just couldn’t stop myself from putting the socks on, even after I washed and blocked them! I’m not mailing them out until September, so there will be plenty of opportunities to wash them one more time.

Project: Sockapal-2-za Socks

Size: About 8″ around, and about 9 1/2″ long (exact size concealed so I don’t out my pal)

Yarn: Opal Handpainted #11, 1 skein

Needles: US 1 dpns, set of 5

Time to complete: There was frogging, and lots of it. ‘Nuff said.

Pattern: My own, but will be available to you (in 8″ and 9″ circumferences) shortly :)

29 thoughts on “Okay, okay, I’ll wash them again!

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  1. PumpkinMama

    You rock for making the pattern avail. to us – I’ve been admiring your attempts on these since you began, saying, damn, I hope she shares the pattern. They are lovely.

  2. Diana

    Awesome! They turned out great. Thanks for making the pattern available – I definitely want to try it out.

  3. Kate

    I wanna be your sock pal.. i have seen, felt and drooled over these socks.. I have perfect sock yarn for these socks! i have the right needles, the right amoutn… and i will just wait patiently. Ms. Grumpy- i’ll have you know you are special, b/c i am never patient. :) ha ha ha… see you in 2 weeks at SnB… off to the wedding this weekend… did I mention? oh, I am seated next to “her” at the reception… off to the gym to try to re-create 3 years of skipping the gym into one quick workout. :) ha ha ha. I have a tivoli on the needles… no time for pics or blogging… will email you more when i get back from wedding. :P)

  4. Jen

    I love those socks! I can’t wait to see your posted pattern and to hear about how much your pal loves them when they are sent out for the exchange.

    Great job!

  5. nona

    Are you sure those socks aren’t really meant for yourself — you seem to have bounded nicely with them! Don’t hand knit socks just feel great to wear? Once you put them on, it’s hard to take them off.

  6. Leslie

    Size 1 needles–what a lucky recipient of these socks! Not only does YOUR PATTERN capitalize on the handpainted yarn w/o pooling, it enhances your stitch pattern. You’ve done it again!

  7. Lou

    Your socks look amazing. I think you completed them very quickly! Your sock pal should be very happy. Any chance that’ll be ME!!!???

  8. Kim

    I can’t help but wonder how you know which sock is Señor Calcentín and which one is Mr. Sock.. How do you tell the difference? Do you just know like the mom of twins?

  9. larissa

    These are wonderful socks, and all the better for the hard work you put into them. I’m amazed at your perseverence and can’t wait for the pattern.

  10. Diane

    I absolutely love the color palette! I think half the fun of being a sock pal is seeing what everyone else is getting.

  11. Dorothy

    Your socks are divine!!! Will you make the pattern available to non-Sock-along knitters? I’d love to have the pattern….and the yarn! Where did you get #11 handpainted Opal? I thought I had the Opal market covered. Knit on!

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