The Papal Conclave socks in Vatican Pie are coming along. In fact, I can truly use the plural form of the word sock as one is now complete and the second is on the needles. There will be SOCKS! I may not beat the Conclave to the finish, but this is a good development toward completion of a pair, which is nice because I have two feet.
Last night, as I was coming to the toe of my sock, I veered away from the normal Kitchener stitch toe for a bit of flash. I consulted my Nancy Bush book, Folk Socks, and put a star on the tip of the sock. I tried to take a picture of the toe bling I created, but instead of showing off my stitch work, the sock looks like a snake.
I like it. If I ever give up nursing for a living, I can become a sock puppeteer.
Over the past week I've shown you a couple of pictures of my socks and yarn that show off that rich red color. What appears to be a completely saturated and solid red clearly is not once it's knit up. This was such a surprise to me, but I'm enjoying my many faceted Papal socks.
I'm a little uncertain about yardage. I wasn't worried until I started the foot of the sock, which seemed to go on forever. I have big feet. US size 10. About 2/3 of the way through the foot, I took out my scale and weighed all of the yarn. First I weighed the sock alone and then I threw the ball of yarn on the scale with it. Together it came to 110 grams, including the needles, which don't weigh much at all. The ball alone weighed 74 grams and I convinced myself I shouldn't worried. There would be a pair of matching completed socks. After the sock was done and I'd taken pictures of the snake, I weighed the finished sock alone at 54 grams and the remainder of the ball of yarn weighs 62 grams. Combined they weigh 116 grams and no needles were weighed. Apparently something is off and it may be the scale!
There are only two things to do...Pray for the Conclave and knit faster!