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(Click here and here to see less abstract photos of the finished socks.)
yarn: Patons Kroy
stuff I did differently: I made the leg a few repeats longer, and didn't really refer to the pattern for the toes. I like my own formulaic way of doing toes.
I had all but kitchenered the second sock last night (couldn't find my Chibi), and cast on for some socks with my Schaeffer Anne. I'm very sad to say that I don't think the yarn is going to work for socks. It's absolutely gorgeous yarn, but it's also the thinnest fingering weight I've ever encountered. The fabric I got with my size 0 needles was way too loose for socks, and my only needles smaller than that are the flimsy cheap-0 aluminum ones that I used for the Komi sock. I'm not using those again. So, I don't think the Schaeffer Anne is destined to be socks. I did a wpi check this morning, and I got 20. That's really, really thin for sock yarn. I'm disappointed, because I was really excited about having deep red socks. I guess I'll be keeping my eyes out for a nice lace scarf or shawl pattern that will work with 560 yards of what I'm content calling laceweight yarn.
This means I have no socks on the needles. To me, that's the knitting equivalent of being in a car without a seatbelt on. It just feels wrong, and a bit too daring for my tastes. Time to come up with a new sock project, aka knitting safety net.