So, remember way back in April when our theme was lace? Yeah... I made a pair of Knitty's Hedera, and actually finished them at the end of May, but just never got my butt in gear and took pictures. So, at long last...
And a close up of the pattern:
I used Rowan 4-ply soft in a much prettier green than you can tell from these pictures.
I really enjoyed making these socks! It was my first time doing twisted ribbing, and I really like how it turned out. I'm not normally a fan of 1x1 ribbing, so that was a pleasant surprise.
I managed to memorize the pattern after a while, and didn't need to look at the chart as long as I was in a rhythm and didn't get interrupted. And they went really fast, until my ball ran out three-quarters of the way through the first sock (used yarn unraveled from another project, and apparently didn't get a full ball). So I cast on the second sock using a fresh ball, and then used the remainder of that
ball to finish the first sock! Oi!
Overall I'm pretty pleased with these socks. My one complaint is my own fault - I changed the heel to a short-row heel (because I really don't like the way flap heels feel on my foot), and apparently should have added some plain rows about them because the heels came out really short, so I'm practically walking on the lace section.
But other than that I love them!