I feel like I’ve been knitting these socks forever. My notes say I started on May 9, so I guess they did take about 7 weeks. One of the curiosities of summertime library work is that there are far fewer meetings, which results in less office knitting. I modified the pattern slightly. Instead of beginning the heel with K20 as directed, I worked 6 more stitches in pattern and then rearranged the stitches so there were 31 on the heel needle and 34 on the instep needle (I work on 2 circs). This centers the pattern on the instep and frames it with a single purl stitch on each side. Much better, I think!I really wanted to like this yarn, but it disappointed. I ordered it because I swatched with Wool of the Andes in Tidepool Heather for my Must Have Cardigan and liked it a lot. I ended up using another color, but Tidepool Heather haunted me. When I saw that Stroll came in it, too, I bought it. But it let me down. This particular yarn had an acrylic-y hand that wasn’t nice to knit with. I’m not sure why. It should have been fine, just the usual 75% superwash wool 25% nylon blend.
Still, this is a serviceable pair of socks for winter. What next?