Claudia Handpainted is frog proof.
You see, before these were plain 'ol ordinary stockinette socks with a plain 'ol ordinary gusset heel . . .
Hello, cankles! And hello, stash! (There, in the background, you can see what you might call the tip of the iceberg.)
. . . before that (a year ago), they were Jaywalkers that were too big . . .
. . . then Jaywalkers that were too small . . .
. . . then (again) Jaywalkers that were too big . . .
. . . then picot-edged socks that had *no* stretch because I was knitting too tightly . . .
. . . and then once I finished the first plain ol' ordinary sock, I promptly cast on four too few stitches for the second, getting all the way through the heel flap before realizing it (Doh!) . . .
. . . but still, after all that, the yarn is beautiful.
In a related story, I have jumped on the insane-making-a-blanket-out-of-leftover-sock-yarn bandwagon:
From left to right, leftovers from the Doctor's First Oversocks (Regia Strato); Mum's Birthday Socks (Plymouth Sockotta); My Greece Socks (Lorna's Laces); My Striped Tweedy Socks (Meilenweit Colortweed); and My Plain Claudia Socks (Claudia Handpainted, probably in Carousel). Gee, three pairs for me since the blog started . . . now that's what I call GREED. Tasty!
Other knitters who are (or were) on this bandwagon include:
Shelly at The Heathen Housewife (Trendsetter! With the KAL and everything . . . )
Gail at Gail's Good Yarn
Gwen at Shoes and Yarn
Noricum at Soapbox
and at least one super-extremely-famous knitter, Wendy at Wendy Knits
Anyone else out there in Crazy Land?