I may have been beaten by my opponent but I did not abandon my Sock Madness Round Three socks. I finished the Painted Madness Socks on Saturday afternoon and I gifted them to Hannah.
The pointed edges on the cuff are knit in a long strip. You then turn the strip and pick up the edge stitches along the length. Join that into a round and wah-la, you have the start of your cuff.
Once that’s done the rest is just knit, knit, knit with a bit of ribbing thrown in for good measure. The yarn is from Laura in the colorway “October” and it’s soft and lovely and Hannah is quite thrilled to have new socks!
And I knit my first star toe. I like this toe quite a bit. It seemed faster to me and, while I have no problem kitchenering, I didn’t mind skipping it either.
I thank you for all the good cheer you sent my way during the Sock Madness competition. I was challenged to learn new techniques like short row heels and star toes and oblique spirals and it was good to work outside my comfort zone. I may be out of the competition now but I’ll still get the patterns for the rest of the rounds and I intend to knit them all as they arrive.
After all, I am a sock knitting addict.