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July 13 , 2007
New England Socks (beach pictures too)

This is my favorite of all Nancy Bush's Sock Patterns ...it was love at 1st site! I'm not sure why I waited so long to make them, but I'm glad I finally did. Beautiful, elegant...in fact so much so, that this may be the 1st pair of socks I've made that I don't wear... I just can't imagine getting them all dirty or even putting them inside shoes!!

New England socks
New England socks
Pattern: New England from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Regia Silk cream (002) - 2 50g skeins (with 21 g left over)
Needles: 2 socks on 2 circular Knit Picks US 0 (2mm) (2.25mm for cast on)
Modifications: I made only 3 diamond repeats on the leg (instead of 4) bringing the total to 6 center diamonds - otherwise followed pattern exactly as written.

New England socks

I think the double start cast on creates a beautiful cuff edging. The lacy ribbing which goes part way down the leg, adds a special touch too. I was concerned that the length of the foot might not match MY foot since it is dependent on the center diamonds, but by pure luck, the fit is PERFECT!

New England socks
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BEACH PICTURES

Can you guess which sock will be done next?

soltice slip at the beach

connor cam
boys in the waves
pat
dave
boys in the sand

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