yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted,
in Chocolate (for toes, heels, and cuffs) and Tuscany
pattern: universal toe-up sock formula
needles: size 3, Clover dpns
story: I started these on a train out of Siena, Tuscany, November 7.
Knit them in Rome, Subiaco, Spoleto, and Nursia.
And a little bit in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
inspiration and variation: I liked the socks I knit for T so much, I had to have some for myself. I did these toe-up instead of top-down, knit them on one size smaller needles, and did a 2x2 cuff instead of 1x1. I didn't like the variegation of this Tuscany yarn as much as I did the other. T's seemed to have more blue, and these also have weird very light gold flecks here and there that I don't remember the other having.
verdict: I really like toe-up. I still really like Lorna's Laces.
I still really suck at short rows.