Yarn: Lorna’s Laces in colorway 208 – Edgewater (isn’t that just the coolest sounding name?).
Pattern: Anastasia Socks by MintyFresh (pattern can be found here).
I am in LOVE with Lorna's Laces. The yarn is so soft and it is pretty durable. And the colors! I already have a new colorway (again one of the Shepherd Sock's), which will go to a pair of socks for mum!
Not much variation from the original pattern, other than the number of stitches I cast-on. And I included black elastic thread in the toe and heel, just for added support. And I like how it hugs the toe and heel. The big kicker for me was the bind-off as I initially did the tubular bind-off TOTALLY incorrectly. So for the second sock I had my always obliging SO snap some pictures while I mumbled the instructions over… and over… and over… again. Here they are…
Tubular Bind-off for a 1x1 ribbing
1 – Cut the yarn so you have enough (yes I messed this up right away), and thread onto a tapestry needle.
2 – Go thought the first stitch knitwise and slip that stitch off (make sure to not pull tightly).
Maybe next time I do a toe up sock I will FINALLY remember how to do this BO properly!