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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

My Toe-Up Socks are done!

My venture into the Mystery Sock KAL involved two knitting desires: 1.) I wanted to make socks for my boyfriend, and 2.) I wanted to try my first toe-up sock.

After searching through all those patterns-without-pics, I happened upon this pattern, the Toe Up Sock by Mary Sherman Lycan. The sock uses a Sherman toe and Sherman heel. Mary Sherman Lycan explains that she named this type of short row after her "late father, Rallston Sherman, an inventor. He always said an inventor is someone who is too lazy to do things the right way." And thus Mary came up with the Sherman short row as an alternative to the short rows that use yarnovers or wraps.

My boyfriend loves his socks! They fit him nicely, and I have a feeling that I'll be making many more socks for him and many more socks using Mary's pattern.

If you want to see a picture, please visit my blog, The Lone Knitter.

This was my first KAL, and I had so much fun. For those of you who have already finished your Mystery Socks: Congrats! For those of you still knitting your Mystery Socks: I can't wait to see what you'll knit up!

Yours,
Jenny
a.k.a. the Lone Knitter

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