I learned a couple of things from these socks.
1) Knitting socks is kind of addicting. (I maaaay have started another pair the same day I finished these.)
2) The standard toe does not work well with my left foot. I need to experiment with different types of toes eventually, but for now, they’re okay.
3) Photographing socks is hard.
4) I want more hand-knitted socks.
5) I can make my own custom sock-blockers.
6) You don’t need pliers to bend wire coat-hangers.
An FYI: Yes, my feet are different lengths. And the left toes don’t follow a standard shape. =]
So… photographing these suckers. Let me show you some photography fails. (I didn’t touch up any of the fails, just so you know.)
I bent up some wire hangers to make sock blockers. I want to make more, just in case I make many many pairs of socks and wear them exclusively. I just untwisted the hanger and hand bent it, approximating the curves to match the socks and twisted them back at the end.
So, yes, I am in love with hand-knit socks. I want more!
Pattern: Sunshine (Rav link)
Yarn: Stroll Tonal in Golden Glow
Mods: Adjusted for length in left foot, I mirrored the beginning of the sock (though it ended the same way for both socks.)