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Pedicure socks for my sister, hand-dyed by me
Completed in February 2010


I knit these toeless socks especially for my sister, Cass, who often indulges in the very inexpensive pedicures you can find in New York City. (You can't beat US$23 for a combo mani-pedi!)

I have been with Cass on many a pedicure occasion. Sure, a pedicure is nice, but once we went in the dead of winter, and I can't say that I enjoyed walking out of the salon in flip flops!

Now, I think Cass can at least keep her feet warm while her toenail polish dries....

I knit these socks with Jaeger brand Matchmaker yarn, fingering weight, purchased at my favorite store in London, Liberty. I really like knitting socks with this 100% merino superwash.

As you can plainly see, I dyed the yarn myself. This is a good example of a bad dye job.

Sure, I had fun dyeing the yarn----you never really know how it's going to turn out. It's always a surprise.

In this case, the hot pink spiral worked at 72 sts around the leg, but once I pumped it up to 80 sts, the spiral got all garbled.

It's all good, though. Cass seemed to like these socks, despite my dissatisfaction with the inconsistent striping.

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