As the gang at Sock Madness were keeping us on tender hooks awaiting the official warm up pattern, I decided I would just cast on a pair of my own and hope I could get it done before the actual warm up arrived. I thought I would make use of some self-patterning yarn, since I won’t have much use for it in the Madness, and I had some particularly fun stuff in my stash I had been looking for a use for. I thought, I better try something “new to me” while I’m at it, so I went for BellyButtonKnit‘s Scrappie, mainly for it’s short row heel and set to work.
The short-row heel was a neat experience for sure. I’ll be interested to see how it holds up with no reinforcement of slipped stitches. Otherwise, this sock just flew off the needles, and was a great one for the busy yarn – but I’ve seen it works well for series of scraps too (hence the name!). And, as it turns out I finished it the night before the “Official Warm Up” sock pattern arrived. I’m going to be good and warm for that qualifier!!!