That which was lost is found—and finished. These socks are almost-identical twins. The yarn was about 5 yards off at the beginning of each ball, but since Kroy doesn’t give much extra to play with, I couldn’t go down an entire repeat. The toe is the only place that is really noticeable, and on this particular pair my kitchener stitch is so nice that a slight difference in toe color doesn’t matter. I love the color of these socks, but I don’t think I have anything to wear them with. I’ll have to work on the old wardrobe. The color is Burnished Sierra Stripes; yarn, Paton’s Kroy, 2 skeins purchased at Michael’s in Amarillo, out of the sale bin for $1.27 each. They are knitted on size 1 1/2 circs, using Magic Loop. Pattern is Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s Sock Recipe. I did continue the heel stitch all the way down through the heel turn. I don’t have a particular problem with wearing out my socks in that spot, but other family members do, so I’m experimenting.
Next up is another hat for the cancer project and then the second of the DPN socks, another hat, and a second sock that has been waiting for nearly a year. I’m listening to audio books as fast as I can. The election fighting is getting to me, and the television choices have been bleak during the Superbowl/American Idol season. Thank heavens for Downton Abbey!