Friday, June 5, 2015
Knitting: mint chocolate chip socks.
Here are my latest socks! One of my 2015 resolutions was to knit myself six pairs of socks, and this is my sixth pair. (See previous socks: New Year's, River Bed, Irish Oats, First Handspun, Make Believe.) I definitely didn't expect to meet that goal this soon, but what can I say? I've really been loving sock knitting this year. :)
I'm sure I'll make at least one more pair later this year, but for now I think I'm going to take a little break from socks to focus on some bigger projects. I want to knit a couple of sweaters, plus I want to learn to knit colorwork and lace (well, slightly more challenging lace than the little I've done so far).
These are just basic vanilla socks. (My favorite kind to knit, because they're mindless: good for TV and car knitting.) The yarn is from Gershubie Fiber Arts, which I bought at the fiber festival back in April. It's the Solfege yarn in the Nell colorway. But being the dessert lover that I am, the first thing I thought of when I saw it was mint chocolate chip...my favorite ice cream flavor. :) These pictures look a little washed out, but the heel photo shows just how minty green the yarn is. It's interesting that one of the socks ended up with a lot more brown than the other did!