I’d been wanting to take my knitting blog in a broader direction for a while now, so when my web hosting expired, I figured it was as good a time as any to start fresh with something new. There will still be knitting, but also cooking, book reviews, sewing, and other general crafty stuff. Hopefully feeling like I have more freedom on subject matter will lead to a more regular schedule of posting. (Yes, I know I could have posted whatever I wanted before, but with a title like “Jessimuhka Knits” I felt constrained. I’m a rule follower, even if I’m the one who made those rules.) That said, here’s some knitting content.
Before I left for Stitches West in February, I asked D what he’d want in a new pair of socks. I was actually kind of surprised by his response – he wanted much longer cuffs (8-9″ + size 13 feet = a lot of yarn) and superhero colored socks. First choice was red with a splash of yellow (The Flash), then Superman and Batman colored socks. Once I got to Stitches, I found some great yarn for the Batman color theme at the Purlesence booth, Dream in Color Smooshy in Midnight Derby.
80 stitches around on 2.5mm needles (magic loop) with a 3×1 rib and a French heel. DiC really gives a generous amount of yarn. I got a pair of size 13 socks with 8.5″ cuffs out of one skein, and have plenty left over for mending purposes.
They went pretty quick too, about 3 weeks from start to finish. Overall a success, but it’ll be a while before I make such giant socks again.