D's Striped Socks
Size: US Men's 7 EEE with shaped toes
Yarn: Regia Mini Ringle in 5220 (Navy, Royal, Green stripes) that I swapped for in 2002.
Notions: two 2.5 mm KnitPicks Harmony circulars. Yes, I knit a pair of socks on two circs because all my 2.5 mm DPNs were occupied.
Time: August 30 to October 13 2008
Comments: I improvised this pattern: cast on 72, k2p2 ribbing for a few inches, traditional gusset heel, and shaped toes. D says they are too short for flying and a little loose around the top. He has requested that I knit long, over the calf, legs on his next pair. I guess I need to start buying 3 balls of "boyish" sock yarn. I'm not one to turn down a stash purchasing opportunity like that. If I knit another pair of short socks for him, I will start with fewer stitches or on smaller needles. I may also try a star toe to see if he likes the way that fits since keeping track of the decreases for left and right toes is a pain.