I have been knitting - not doing much sewing, but lots of knitting. I pulled this hank of daffodil Pagewood Farms Yukon from the stash to knit a second pair of blathnat's. These socks were designed by IGK and I was lucky enough to test knit them in December. They were the mystery socks for the Sock Knitters Anonymous group on Ravelry in January.
I made lots of changes to this pair. I could - because I'd knit them before. ;o)
The first change I made was to carry the pretty stitches on the heel flap all the way to the bottom. I knit 2 rows "even" before turning the heel and I love them. The second was a trick I saw on Turtlegirl's blog. She moves the gusset decreases to the bottom of the foot. In her words, this causes the sock to 'cup' the foot and they fit better - and you know what - she's right! I first tried that on a pair of socks for hubby - toe up and he says they are the best fitting socks I've ever made him. So, I had to try it for me and they are right - this feels lovely on your foot and the socks are really snugly.
After that - I knit my first hexi, there was still a ton of yarn left (relatively) so I knit a wee tiny pair of baby socks. No - no babies due in my life, but I have friends having babies and friends of friends and what am I going to do with all this over yarn?
Next, I'll knit up the rest of the yellow into hexis and let you know how many I end up with. Crazy! Who knew you could get so much from one hank of socks yarn? Guess I'll start carrying some stuffing in my purse.......