Thursday, April 30, 2015
Knitting: Make Believe socks.
Somehow I managed to knit two pairs of socks this month: my handspun socks and this pair. (Probably because the only other thing I worked on was my Multnomah shawl.) I've just really been enjoying knitting socks this year!
There's not much to say about these...they're pretty basic. After the fitting problems I had with my handspun socks, it was nice to knit something knowing that they would fit perfectly without any extra effort. :) This pair started out as vanilla socks, but the yarn was pooling in a way that I really didn't like. So I switched over to Hermione's Everyday Socks, which had enough texture to make the pooling more subtle.
I'm really happy with these. They're not the prettiest socks I've ever made by any means, but I love the colors in this yarn. I used KnitPicks Stroll Hand-Painted in the "Make Believe" colorway. This is my fourth pair of socks made with KnitPicks sock yarn, and I have a love/hate relationship with it. I'm never really happy with how the colors knit up (except Felici- you can't go wrong with stripes!). The hand-painted yarns and even the tonal ones always pool for me, and I'm not a fan of that. But...I find myself wearing those socks the most often. I'm not sure whether it's because the yarn itself knits up nicely (even though it looks loosely plied) and seems to wear well. Or maybe because this yarn is quite a bit cheaper than indie-dyed yarns, and I don't feel like I have to be as "careful" with these socks. Whatever the reason, I'm sure these socks will get worn a lot! :)
Ravelry project page. I'm once again linking up with Liesl's Monthly Sock Challenge.