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To kick off my Synesthesia Sock Club, here are my January socks (that should have been February socks).

Pattern: River Rapids Socks by Sockbug
Yarn: Fiber Optic Yarns Foot Notes in colorway Bluegrass var. 1, one of a kind BATIK
Needles: US size 1 (the needles I measured with the caliper that are between sizes 1-1.5)
Notes on the pattern: I made some modifications such as start the chart on column 2 so the K2, P2 ribbing is in line with the chart. There’s also an error in the heel turn instructions. To center the heel it should say “sl1, K17 (not K16)”. I also subbed an SSK for the K2tog in the heel turn.

I got this yarn 2 years ago at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. My friend Cheryl owed me about $20 so she bought me this yarn from the Loop booth instead. Because sock yarn is just as good as money, right? The yarn is very soft and the color is just lovely. I would highly recommend this yarn. These socks only used 81g so I have about 122 yds left.

February socks:
According to my synesthesia, the month of January is a lovely chocolate brown. I came up with this crazy Synesthesia sock club idea well into January after I started knitting the aforementioned green socks. I decided to count these green socks for January and knit brown socks instead for February. Clear as mud, huh? Therefore my February socks (which should have been green) will be knit with this lovely Madelinetosh sock yarn in Fig:

I’m thinking about using this yarn to knit the Paraphernalia socks. I’m also going to swatch some stitch patterns from a Chinese knitting book I checked out from the university library. That is, if I can figure out what the chart symbols mean. Stay tuned…

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