Friday, January 30, 2015
Knitting: New Year's socks.
My first socks of 2015 are complete! I'm hoping to knit six pairs this year (not counting any I might knit as gifts)...I think a pair of socks at least every other month is definitely doable. :)
I've mentioned this before, but this was my third attempt at knitting socks with this yarn. I had never before tried different things to avoid pooling, but the initial pooling on these socks was pretty awful. And with the amount of time and money that goes into a pair of socks knit from hand-dyed yarn, I want to love the result. So it was worth it!
The yarn is from Spun Right Round (one of my favorite dyers of yarn and spinning fiber): it's her SW Sock 80/20 in the nightfall colorway. I love tightly plied sock yarn like this. It has nice texture even in stockinette stitch! It also feels more durable somehow. I used the stitch pattern from Show-off Stranded Socks, but instead of doing the unusual heel, I just did my regular heel and toe. I love how the stitch pattern made the yarn knit into thin spirals that look like stripes! The colors sort of remind me of the Cheshire Cat (Disney version).
I'm linking up with Liesl's Monthly Sock Challenge. I actually started these socks on December 29th, but I made sure to finish on January 29th so I would still have completed them within the month. :)
Ravelry project page.