Pattern: Techguy Socks / RAVELRY PAGE
Started: December 1 2009
Finished: December 21st 2009
Made For: My Cousin Tyler for Christmas
Yarn Used: Gray-ONline Linie 2 Supersocke Silk, Red-Cascade Yarns Heritage Solid
Needles: DPN’s US 2 2.75mm
I am really happy with how these turned out, and the speed I knit them in. I followed a different heal and toe from the pattern as frankly I could not for the life of me understand the original patterns wording. I feel more prolific in my knitting than I ever have before. In the past few months I have knit more than I have in the entire time I have known how to knit. I think I will chalk that up to my boredom of being back in Alaska.
They are named Alexander Supertramp socks because my cousin is an outsider from Indiana, and yet he seems to have quite an affinity to Alaska. Like Alex Supertramp he is rocking the granola beard and long hair and it suites him just fine. Luckily he is quite a bit less idealistic and quite a bit smarter than Chris McCandless.
So for my cousin Tyler I hope he enjoys some nice wool socks that keep him warm during his mountain man activities. Also a note, in the pictures the socks were modeled by my friend Pickle who has nearly the same size feet.