Stats: Udones aka Roman Socks, Men’s size 11-1/2
Pattern: Made it up as I went along…mostly, kinda
~Toe-up using Turkish Cast-on
~Sherman “Encroachment” Heel
~Alternating 2×2 ribbing pattern “Gentleman’s Fancy Sock” from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
~2.5″ stockinette rolled-cuff
Yarn: Knitpicks Palette in Fawn
Needles: US Size 1 [2.25mm] Bamboo DPNs
Started: July 2007
Finished: October 2007
Mods/Notes: This is the first pair of Udones I’ve actually enjoyed knitting. The yarn still sucks ass, but it works for what I’m doing. Maybe my enjoyment came from trying new techniques, and making up the pattern as I went along. Or perhaps it’s because I’m really liking the look of the finished product. Finally, a not-quite-so-ugly pair of Roman socks. Or maybe it’s because these are intended as a gift for a friend of our who has, for the last 2 years, traveled from Melbourne (area), Australia to join us in our Autumn reenactment event. More than likely it was a combination of the 3.
Whatever the case, I think I found my FOrmula and I’ll be using this pattern for future Udones at least until it falls into meh. The only real gripe I have is that the toe seems a bit narrow, but casting on more stitches should fix that. Now to find a better solid yarn that still gives a bit of a rustic, utilitarian look without costing a small fortune. Thank gawd I only have 2 more balls of the palette left!
I tried to revisit Morning Glories again, but couldn’t quite get back in the rhythm. I think maybe I need just one attention-hogging brain suck on the needles at a time, and right now, that’s the baby blanket, which I would absolutely LOVE to have completed in time to give to my brother & his wife at their baby shower, November 4.
Instead, I think it’s finally time to cast on Central Park Hoodie. Fall done felled today, and I’m getting a hankering for sweater-wearing. Also? The 2 people I said I was going to knit this with have already started theirs. As usual, I’m bringing up the ass-end. Besides, THIS is what’s awaiting me…
Yeah, I don’t thik I can wait any longer!