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River Song "Spoilers!" Socks - August 2014 Socks

The eighth pair of twelve are COMPLETE!  These days mommy brain has completely and utterly taken me over.  In my every day life, this manifests as mixed up doctor appointments and putting the soymilk in the cupboard instead of the refrigerator.  In knitting, this manifests as wonky cables, random purls in the midst of stockinette, and other minor mistakes that will henceforth be referred to as "design elements"!!!

These socks are no exception to my craziness of late, but I love them anyway.  The mistakes are not noticeable, the yarn is freaking gorgeous, and it was a really fun pattern to knit.

Also, I learned something new:  the super stretchy bind-off!!!  Here is the tutorial I used to learn this AWESOME technique:

 
I cannot believe I have never used this technique before, because it is really great.  I guess its because I don't knit toe-up socks that often, but whatevs.... I am super happy to add this technique to my knitting repertoire!

Without further ado; here are my socks!



Yarn:  Spoilers by Pandia's Jewels (part of a Doctor Who Companion-inspired sock club)

Pattern:  Spoilers Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) by C. C. Almon

Needles:  US size 3 Addi Turbo Sock Rockets

Audiobook/ TV Show Accompaniment:  Princess Elizabeth's Spy (Book 2 in the Maggie Hope Mysteries) by Susan Elia Macneal; also episodes of Don't Be Tardy, Charmed, and Outlander

Start and Finish Dates:  July 28 - August 24, 2014

Total Yardage:  313 Yards




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