Lost pair of socks

Not lost, as in I can’t find them, lost as they are a lost cause and finally had to make a trip to the wastebasket.

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But dang – these were among my favorite pairs of socks – which is probably why they wore out.  I’m hard on socks – the minute I walk in the door at night I kick off my shoes and pad around in my socks.  The added friction against the carpets likely makes them wear out faster but that’s the way it goes.  I did look back to see when I finished these socks — early January 2012.  So nearly six years of wear – I certainly can’t complaint about that, especially since the yarn was 100% with no nylon in it.

Of course now this means I need to dig out the Nine to Five pattern and make a replacement pair since I so love the cabley look on the legs.  That pattern is definitely in my top five favorite sock patterns.

On the blocking mats today is my 4th Quarter KAL project for the Eat.Sleep.Knit yarnathon.  Once it’s dried, I just need to figure out buttons.

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It will go in my gifting pile since it says it’s supposed to be a 3T-4T size.  I now am a Great Aunt to two little girls but they are both too small for this – although next spring it may fit one of them.  Kids knits are so fun to do.  And this type of lace is one of my favorites to knit because I can easily read my stitches and tell what’s next without having to read the pattern line for line.

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