Project: Fradentical Holly Berry Socks
Pattern: Simple Holly Socks, by Mary Dominski
Needles: Size US4
Yarn: Blackberry Ridge Woolens Northwoods (discontinued, I think) in the colorways Blackberry, Green, and White
Modifications: None that were intentional ...
Notes: I bought a kit for these a LONG time ago, when I first learned to knit, and decided that if you could knit Christmas socks, I wanted to learn to knit socks! (And the rest, of course, is history.) The kit sat for many years; last year, I actually wound the yarn, but did nothing about it. Then I decided this year was the year.
First off, let me say that I do really like this pattern, and will likely make it again. But OMG, the yarn in the kit was the WORST. It is a 50/50 cotton-wool blend, with absolutely no give, and really hard on the hands to use. I also suspect it will not wear well. Also, in the kit there was a HUGE amount of the main color, and the white, and barely enough to make sure you could do the sections with green.
As you can see, one sock has two white rounds at the top that are noticeable but nothing near the foot. That's the one I knit first, and I think I was so anxious to get it finished, and be closer to being done with the yarn, I completely forgot to do the final rows of white.
The other sock has the white rounds at the top that are barely visible, and I know what happened with both of them. The first round (above the holly) I was doing as I was watching the Army/Navy football game, which ended up being a nail biter to the very end! The next day, I was knitting while watching the Eagles/Rams game, also a nail biter to the very end! However, I didn't notice that I'd done one round instead of two until I was at the heel. And no way was I ripping back! I did, however, remember to do the two white rounds near the toe.
So, they are not quite fraternal twins, nor are they identical, hence the name "fradentical." They are the final pair for my 2017 Box o' Socks, and I'll have them for Christmas next year.:-)
I do have another FO from 2017 to show you, once I get some photos of it, which will hopefully be this week. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your weekend, and the last day of Christmas!