last FO of 2005I finished these during our quiet New Year's Eve celebration here at home.
Pattern: Lopi socks at Dawn Brocco
Yarn: Reynolds Lopi, 1 and 1/4 skeins
Needles: size 6 Addis
Bonus points for stashbusting! This yarn has been in the stash since our St. Louis days.
This was my first Magic Loop project. Dawn's pattern is written for DPS, and I was having trouble making any headway on them. The bamboo and the Lopi were sticking to each other too easily. Then I went to Margaret's Magic Loop demo at the OKC Knitting Guild, came home with the Fiber Trends booklet and needles. I had to do some figuring to translate Dawn's pattern into Magic Loop--I sat there with her pattern and the worsted weight socks in the booklet to figure it out as I went. It really wasn't too hard except when it came time to rearrange the stitches for picking up the stitches for the instep.
The photo doesn't quite do the color justice--the blue has hints of green and red, and I wasn't sure what felting would do, so I wanted to knit something out of this yarn plain. They are very warm and too big for even my clogs, but they will be great around the house.