Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Diagnosis: SSS

Looks like we have a case of Second Sock Syndrom:

On the left, Monkey socks in Yarn Pirate merino/tencel; on the right, plain stockinette stitch socks in Fleece Artist merino. I just finished the Monkey sock last weekend and wore it around the house all evening and I noticed my foot starting to feel really warm. When I took it off, my foot was all red, puffy, and itchy. I think I might have gotten heat rash or something (except it didn't look like a rash). I don't think I am allergic to the tencel because I never noticed anything with my hands when I was knitting it. And I'm wondering if it might also have something to do with this sock being a bit too tight. I think I'll wash and block it to see if it loosens up a bit.

And (big surprise!) here is my swatch for some knee highs that I want to start today:This is some Sunshine Yarns merino sock in Fiesta. I just totally fell in love with the fun colors! I'm going to have a 6 stitch cable bordered by a purl stitch on either side running all the way down the back of the socks.

Boy, I don't know about y'all but I have been BUSY lately. Work, life, and all that. I'm looking foreward to just chilling out today.

8 comments:

Liz said...

Thanks for your words of support for my swing jacket nightmare! Those socks in Fiesta look fab! I love the colours too. I still haven't knitted any socks, that yarn could change that!

msubulldog said...

I love all the socks! Wonder what's causing the itching, though? Weird. And that Fiesta yarn is so great--I can't wait to see the socks that come from it! :)

Leslie said...

I love both socks, and now more than ever I want to start a pair of Monkey socks, but must finish WIP!

emily said...

Excellent idea :) and great sock yarn, (for the knee highs) very springy!

Yarn It said...

The socks are cute. I am sorry about your reaction to the Monkey socks! Hopefully it was a one time thing because they are awfully cute! I really love the Sunshine Yarns. I am going to have to get my hands on some of that!

You do have a case of Startitis too!

Nonnahs said...

Oh no, SS is the worst! Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Your knee highs are going to be so cute!

Dipsy said...

Your socks are absolutely beautiful, all of them! I *so* hear you about SSS - but I know you'll recover from it soon!

So Much Fun said...

MLE, wow, those colors are to die for! Those are going to be some festive knee highs!