Well Whaddaya Know…

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Another Effed Oh!
(Hey, don’t blame me, blame Carrie who brought up “Horton Hears a Who” in comments yesterday)

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Stats:
Pattern: La’s Boringest Made-Up Straight Stockinette Roman Socks Pattern, aka, winging it…
Yarn: 2 balls of Knitpicks sux Palette in Twig
Gauge: whatever
Notes:
The socks on the left are the ones I just finished. Every time I pulled these out to work on up at SAFF, I always heard someone exclaim a “Good GAWD those are some big-assed socks!” (or some variation thereof) You know what? They were right. The sock on the right was included for scale, just so you know. Yeah, the 15-year-old kid I’m making these for wears a size 13 and has huge calves, but I think these are still gonna be way big on him. Guess it’s felting time! Which is fine by me. Been working towards felted Roman socks anyway. Just got there a little sooner than expected is all.

I think I’ve finally overcome Second Sock Syndrome. I knit both at the same time. Nope, not 2 socks on 2 circs. I’d sooner remove my own spleen with 2 circs than to voluntarily put myself though THAT high of a fiddly factor. Nope, 2 socks at the same time like this:
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Why yes, I’d rather wrestle a porcupine than an octapus any day! All those metal ends flailing and whipping about like so many arms from Robot B-9 will likely put an eye out…probably mine. “Danger knitter-La, danger!”

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