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We have had a very predictable cold making its' way through the office. First day - sore throat. Second day - very tired. Third day - still need some rest. After that things improve quickly. I had the sore throat on Thanksgiving, slept all day on Friday and then very happily sat on the sofa all day Saturday finishing these socks.

They are my first pair of Imagination socks. The pattern is the Faceted Rib Socks from The Little Box of Socks. It is designed to use with hand-painted yarn. The slipped stitches break up the color segments nicely. Charlene has four other sock patterns to use with hand-painted yarns - Slip-Stitch Cable, Basket Check, Scandinavian Pattern and Zigzag Slip-Stitch socks.

I've been wearing my wool, hand-knit socks but I'm looking forward to slipping these Alpaca blend treats on this evening. I used sock blockers to set the highly textured fabric. Sock blockers are one of those pesky personal preferences. I love using them because they set the shape of the sock nicely.

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Comment by laurieangelcat on December 26, 2008 at 8:07am
As far as socks are concerned, ANYTHING GOES--the louder the better! Who sees them if you wear them with jeans? I agree that if you wear skirts, or shorts, or short pants, that might be a bit much, but then again, maybe not. I tend to like reds, blues, and purples in jewel tones, but I've made socks in other colors, and I'm experimenting greatly in greens for now. I don't have sock blockers, so I use...(wait for it) FEET! My challenge color is yellow at the moment, but I'm sure I'll get over it!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on December 2, 2008 at 6:54pm

I haven't purchased a set of sock blockers as yet. So far I just steam block with a medium iron, and that has worked for me. These socks are very pretty, but a bit too green for me... Just don't like thouse loud colors.

Susan (BLK)

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