Friday, 3 May 2013

Déjà Done!

There was a time - several times, actually - when I thought I'd never see this yarn knitted up into a finished object, but I'm delighted to tell you that the Déjà Vu socks - so called because I kept posting different socks I'd started and then frogged - are finished. Not only that, but they are my favourite to date.

Déjà Vu socks - déjà done!

If the socks fit...
Off the needles & on the feet
You see, through sheer bad luck, the weight of bearing children, genetics, or something else entirely (but definitely NOT the incredibly pointy shoes I was fond of pre-children, no not those) I appear to have developed what I can only bring myself to refer to as slight hallux abducto valgus deformitiesWhatever the reason for these 'protruburances', my feet are now wider at the front, something I hadn't accounted for in my earlier handknit socks, because sometimes I just don't use my brain at all.

Since enrolling on Amy Herzog's Knit to Flatter course I can't help myself looking at ways to improve fit, and the socks were no exception. The simple matter of a 4 stitch decrease after the widest part of my foot had it sorted and I now have the perfect pair of socks. And the perfect 'vanilla sock' template. You can find my modifications to Wendy D Johnson's Gusset Heel Basic Socks on my Ravelry notes if you are so inclined.
More handknit socks!!!!
...the NEXT pair!

The yarn was an early colourway from A Stash Addict and has been in my stash for ever, just waiting for the right project. I have some left too, certainly enough for a small pile of hexipuffs. Of course the thing about socks is, as soon as one pair is off the needles, it's time to cast on more,  and luckily I had another colourful skein of Araucania Ranco Multi awaiting transformation. No guesses what I'm doing this weekend! 

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  1. I sometimes wonder if I'll ever have the perfect vanilla sock pattern. I just keep on tweaking!

  2. Lovely socks and yay for finding your perfect template!

  3. Beautiful socks , love the colour

  4. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! Gert Lush Sarah! I am liking those a lot. They show Danielle's yarn off beautifully.

  5. Finally done! Must be very satisfying. Have a nice weekend. Regula

  6. They are beautiful! So cheery and bright. Wear them with pride.

  7. Gorgeous! They make me want to get back to my pair of socks!

  8. Yes, I have those foot inflictions too! My Mum has had hers corrected and three operations later, her feet look awful and she can't walk properly anymore! It's put me off having mine done I can tell you :)

    Love the yarn you've used for the socks, just my colours.

  9. Yea that these socks are done and the perfect pattern and yarn were paired together! The pink is so fun. I heard standing a lot can lead to wider and longer feet. Mine changed some as well.

  10. Great socks!

    Here's my FO:

  11. These socks are lovely, and I love the colour of the yarn you have here!!


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