Hi everyone, I finally completed the socks that I started last month. I've
nicknamed them my Oscar The Grouch Socks because of the distinctive
green/brown colorway :^) While these aren’t the first pair of socks that I’ve knit, they are the first utilizing the Sweet Tomato Heel. I have to say that I loved knitting them. The process is very intuitive and simple. And it empowers you to confidently make small modifications to assure a perfect fit for your feet
I started out by knitting a test heel, following along with Cat’s video to make sure I understood how it worked. Then I read through the pattern once and after that I barely had to reference the pattern.
These were also the first pair of socks that I made two-at-a-time using one long circular needle and the Magic Loop method. I really enjoyed making them this way so that when I was done, I was done with the pair, no starting a second sock! The circular needle that I used was a ChiaoGoo RED Lace 47" (US 1). I got it specifically for this project and I really liked it. It has nice defined tips and the joins are very smooth, more so than my usual KnitPicks circs.
Oh, I almost forgot the coolest part! They have a rather interesting and unusual feature...pockets!
The pockets start about an inch from the top of the sock (you can see them in the first picture, too) and can be worn tucked in (as shown) or left on the outside of the sock. I tucked a wallet sized card in there to show how deep the pocket is and that you could tuck your ID or a few bucks in there! I only included a few pics here, but if you want you can see more on the project page on Ravelry. All in all I had a lot of fun making these and I must say that the fit is excellent! I can’t wait to start my next pair!
Take care, guys!