I decided to name these the psychedelic socks due to the black and white stripped sections because they reminded me of a fuzzy black and white TV losing its signal.
They came together fairly quickly (I made them my train knitting last week and over the Thanksgiving weekend when I had a minute to spare).
I made it to the heel turn early last week.
I had one minor incident while knitting these magic loop. I grabbed the wrong end of the cord and pulled a needle out of both socks. Why that worked when I typically have to hold them in a couple of spots and gently convince the needle to come to the proper spot I have no idea. But it whooshed out of there like melted butter over toast. No panic. Well mild panic. Only because I was on the train at the time and we hit a spot where we were swaying and bumping along. It was not easy but I did pick up all of the stitches and I only twisted two, didn't drop any. My lucky day.
I finished the knitting Sunday and Kitchenered one toe. Monday night I closed the second toe with the Kitchener stitch and wove in the ends.
These socks fit great.
I love how the toes came out. Absolutely perfect. They may be the first perfect toes I've done. Usually I have one toe with one side that is wonky. I don't typically fix them because once they are on my feet no one can tell and they don't bug. If they bugged me I would fix them.
On to the next socks. Houdini's this time. Can't wait.