Wednesday, January 24, 2007
It seems like these socks have been hanging around almost finished forever! I started them as part of the Trek Along with Me KAL. I did very little trekking, so I did very little knitting. I decided that I wanted to finish them, even if I didn't trek, so I just pulled them out and finished them off. I used a chevron pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. As you can see, I still have not kitchnered the toes - I really hate that part! The only thing that I dislike more is the star toe - it just doesn't fit my foot in a comfortable way! These will be finished this week, though. I am determined to get them done!
These socks were made using the Harebell lace pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. The yarn is Trekking XXL. I love this colorway because of the way the yarn is stranded - each strand is a different color, and only one color changes at a time, so the color changes are more subtle.
I don't usually follow the pattern exactly. I know about how many stitches I need for a comfy sock, and I make the heel with about 50% of the stitches. I really like the eye of the partidge heel, and that is what I usually use. The pattern for this heel is also in SKS. I wore these socks to work on Monday. They kept my feet toasty warm :)
Sunday, January 21, 2007
TRHM said "Smells like yarn! Soft and squishy, too. Must be yarn."
As usual, he was right! It is a yummy red blend, but not a color I would normally choose.