Sweet Nothing socks from the Joy of Sox book caught my eye enough that just because of this pattern, I bought the book. I wondered why a lacy sock was made with dk weight yarn, but went with it and bought the yarn, beads and a new set of needles.
I then started the sock
I was happy with the socks, but wondered if 42 stitches would stretch around my ankles. I am not used to making socks with dk weight yarn and I normally do 64 stitches in sock weight. But again, I went with the pattern.
Then came the heel flap. The way the pattern was written, I should have repeated the pattern 5 times. Each pattern repeat is almost an inch. This would make the heel flap almost 5 inches long. Yeah...No! At most I need 2 1/2 inches. So I figured I needed to shorten it up some and I tried to play with the numbers and make the math work. Lace is not my main knitting. I can do it when I need to, but I did not want to redesign this sock in the amount of time the Olympic knitting gave me.
So, I guess I wiped out in the Knitting Olympics with the Yarn Harlot. I am also eliminated from the fun at my LYS as this was the yarn I bought there.
On the other hand, this allowed me to collect the Aerial Unwind medal in the Ravelympics.