These were my JANUARY socks for my personal sock club. (By the way - it's the middle of March.)
They're done though and I love them!
Pattern: Knotty or Knice by Chrissy Gardiner from the Fall 2008 Interweave Knits.
Yarn: Happy Feet by Plymouth, color #4. (It's a shaded solid in a nice deepish red) I used one skein and a little over half of the second one.
Needles: Knit Picks Options Size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs
Cast On: December 24, 2008 (I cheated a little on the start date for the Jan. socks. It makes it even more ridiculous that I didn't finish until....
Completed: March 17, 2009
Thoughts: I followed the instructions for cuff down after spending about 5 seconds attempting the cast on for toe up socks. You don't reverse the chart or anything as it's the same read from bottom to top or top to bottom. Easy. One of these days, I'll try toe up with a little more effort. The yarn is very nice. Soft, but I can tell they will still wear well with the 10% nylon. The color is interesting - a very shaded solid ranging from light red to a deep burgundy. It's kind of a mottled or kettle dyed effect. I wish I'd done one more repeat on the leg as they could be a little longer, but I still love them! They fit perfectly. The pattern is great for those that get annoyed knitting the ribbing (like me) - you just jump right in to the pattern as it has ribbing built into it.
Since I finished one personal sock club pair, it was time for another pick! I gathered the bags,
That's Lorna's Laces in the Pioneer colorway that I acquired through a swap. They are destined to be Manly Socks by Hannah Six for....MIKE! There was only one bag with yarn for a pair for him and he found it! We got a chuckle out of that. So now...I just need to get it wound into yarn cakes and I'll be casting on! It's a free download at Ravelry, by the way.
In other WIPs, work on the AeRang shawl is somewhat stalled. I've been knitting on my Ribby Cardi recently. I finished up the left front and one sleeve. One more sleeve to go, then seaming and....sewing in a zipper. Yikes! These socks look nice and easy. I'll just start them instead.