July 8, 2010
July 19, 2010


Project info
Absinthe by Sara Morris
Feet / LegsSocksMid-calf
Needles & yarn
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Knit Picks Stroll Fingering Bare
1 skein = 462.0 yards (422.5 meters), 100 grams

When I saw how this yarn came out of the dye bath, I knew exactly what socks I would be making with it. It was pretty much downhill from there.

  • The ball winder really screwed up my yarn. I spent almost as much time detangling as I did knitting - AND I ended up having to cut the yarn on both socks in order to fix the yarn. This caused a lot of swearing.

  • The gusset is a little tight on my foot, but I have big fat feet. If you also have big fat feet, you might have this problem too.

  • The pattern flew by and was super fun, even if I swore at it a lot. Sorry, pattern. It’s not you, it’s me. And the yarn.

  • When I was at the bindoff of the second sock, the socks decided that I hadn’t been punished enough while making them. I was innocently carrying the sock from one room to the other - not even knitting! - when the size 2.5 KnitPicks nickel-plated needle stabbed me in the web between my thumb and index finger, like the world’s worst splinter. LET ME TELL YOU, this hurts like a mother. I guess I should just be glad it wasn’t a Harmony; the tip might have broken off D:

So yeah, eff you, Absinthe socks. You’re pretty and I will wear you and prance around, but you didn’t have to fucking stab me. I didn’t swear at you THAT much.

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Light Fingering
75% Merino, 25% Nylon
462 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: July 20, 2010
  • Updated: July 20, 2010