I haven't knit cotton socks using anything other than Cascade Fixation. So, when Bonnie added some Panda Cotton to her stash and started to knit her daughter a pair of sock with it and raved about the experience, I was intrigued. My Christmas gift from her were a couple of skeins to become acquainted with. I chose to knit a summer anklet. Something I could wear to the gym.
Forget Me Not Socks are simple to knit and can offer a new sock knitter a new technique to add to the knitting arsenal.The cuff has a subtle folded picot edge and is turned in and neatly finished. I didn't follow Laura' s instructions to the letter. I knit my cuff by casting on using the long tail method and once the cuff was knit, folded when asked to and picked up a stitch and knitted the two together to result in a finished edge. The Panda gets a bit splitty and I had to be careful to pick up the right stitches.
Once I completed the round, the rest was easy. The lacy pattern was easy to memorize and the flowers stagger and stack in a predictable fashion. This was great because I didn't want to consult a chart, perfect travel knitting.
How do you like my new shoes? I tried on a pair of the clear Chuck Taylor's but I couldn't get past the $60.00 price tag for a pair of novelty sneakers. Then, I read about these on Ravelry. They are Skechers Cali Surfer Girl and are available on the web site, free shipping, no tax and I paid $15.00. While they are cute, they can be hot. I wore them to work yesterday and had to shed the socks at lunch. Condensation was beading up in the toe. Not cute. They will be come in handy this summer when we're on the boat. When they get filled with ocean water, that's condensation I can live with.