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Finished Brainless Panthers

20 Apr

This post is coming to you from my couch. I’m sick, so I’ve retreated here, taking my knitting and the tv remote with me.

This week I switched from a PC to a laptop, and the full benefits of this haven’t really dawned on me yet. For instance, I’ve been occupying the couch for a couple of days, but it only occurred to me today that hey – you can take the laptop *with* you (read this in a veerry clear and slow (inner) voice). But hey, I thought of it now, so I get to blog despite being kind of delirious.

Anyway, I finished my Brainless panther socks, and I quite like them. I’m so not going to block them though, because I’m sick and I don’t have to, so there.

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The plan was to use up the whole ball of Katia Olé Socks Panther, but frankly, I got bored. And I figured I had enough yarn left to knit another pair. That’s one clear benefit of having short feet.

So I bound off using Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off, which is really stretchy…and only one short week later, I weaved in the ends. Like I mentioned, I used the gusset and heel instructions from the brainless pattern, and knitting up the leg I did two increases every two or three rows. I did them in reverse stockinette, to match the gusset, and thought I was pretty clever.

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I really like the feel and the stitch definition of this yarn. I just wish it came in less Panthery colors.

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