Monday, July 22, 2013

Socks #4 and #5 for me

I've decided I will be one of those knitters that always has a pair of socks on the needles. My current in-progress socks are the ones I'm making for my boyfriend that I mentioned last week, but before those, I finished two pairs for me in pretty quick succession.

These are from Kristi Geraci's Froot Loop pattern, and they are my new favorite socks. The pattern has the perfect amount of visual interest without being too fussy to make, or so elaborate that I feel like the socks are too special to wear. I also got the fit just about perfect on these, which is not an art I have fully mastered yet, so I'm very pleased. And, I think the yarn works very well in this pattern. It's the Space Cadet sparkly sock yarn that I bought at the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival earlier this year.

As usual, Juniper assisted with my photo shoot.

I also made a pair of Hermione's Everyday Socks for myself. The yarn store where I work recently started carrying Frolicking Feet from Done Roving, which is a 100% superwash merino sock yarn. So far I've only used sock yarn with a nylon component, so I'll see how these do. I couldn't resist trying out this yarn, though - the only issue was choosing between the many, many unique and vibrant (and crazy) colorways they offer. This one is called Cozy Cove and features my two favorite colors circa 1994.

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