I've had a long weekend. I was last at work on Wednesday. I go back tomorrow. I've had the lovely opportunity to do a lot of knitting. (and spinning, but I'll get to that another day.) I finished my Lace Cuffed Socks from A Gathering of Lace.
These socks are usually not my style, but the theme for this month's Sockdown! was lace socks and I wasn't feeling the full on lace socks (which are mostly what I knit in reality), so I found these. The cuff is turned down, and it reminds me of the frilly socks I had when I was a little girl.
The body of the sock is knit in Wildfoote sock yarn, with the cuff in some leftover Regia yarn. I didn't read the pattern thoroughly, so I discovered after the fact the the top two inches of the cuff in the main color are supposed to be ribbed. It makes a lot of sense - the ribbing would help it stay up. But I'm just going to cross my fingers and hope for the best without the ribbing.
It was an interesting knit. The foot was plain and simple, but the lace on the cuff was a little tedious. There were a lot of triple decreases, but the decrease instruction was slip 2 together as if to knit, slip 1 as if to knit, knit all three together through back loop. It was a bit more annoying that the usual slip 1, k2tog, psso, but did create a different effect. These socks could probably stand a good blocking, but they're not going to get one. They'll just be tossed in the laundry with all the other poor handknit socks, poor things.