The stopped here:
I have no idea why they stopped, no cancel that, I do know why they stopped. They ground to a halt because I couldn't decide if they were going to decrease after the calf or not.
I picked them up again at the weekend. I decided to do a few decreases. Then I cast off. I put them on and I was exceptionally happy with them. They don't stay up, but they do create the most cozy slouchy socks I've ever worn. I think the only way I'll ever have long socks that will stay up is if I wear them with garters!
They are so warm around my ankles when I'm out on my scooter. They are also unbelievably comfy.
As usual, I used Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, which of course is amazingly stretchy and never bites into your skin, and with the added slouch factor they are so comforting to wear.
I just can't believe they took so long to finish. It's made me want to cast on another pair of socks immediately, but I want to finish my mittens first!
By the way, the photos have been doctored to hide my messy house and lumpy calves. Plus, I have Photoshop now, and I'm trying to learn how to use it. I haven't even got past the introduction in my "how-to" book, so I feel quite fancy working out how to delete my background through guess work! To have a look at more complete photos of finished objects, click on the button.