Nearly one Fa Fa Fa Sock down. Yeesh, these socks are high-maintenance! I think I finished the full pair of Honey Badgers in the time it’s taken me to do nearly one Fa Fa Fa sock. Though, to be fair, I did have to frog about 4″ worth of sock and start over: the cables in this pattern pull in the fabric so, so much more than I expected. I thought I took that into account when picking my needle size, but I couldn’t even get it over my heel. The fuss is so worth it though, I love uber-cabley-ness of them, and it makes them so cuddly and thick. Yum.
But hey, why isn’t there such a thing as a sock cable needle?! I was using the smallest cable needle of my wooden set and even that is a full millimeter size larger than the needles I’m using, so the stitches are a big pain to slide on and off. I had to order a new (plastic) one which is thinner, but what I’m imagining is a shorter cable needle, maybe 2″ long, so it’s not in the way for the small diameter of socks, and about 2.5mm-ish thick. It’d have to be out of some kind of strong-ass wood, but I think it can be done. Hey, KnitPicks / KnitPro: make it so and send me one, k? Thanks.