child's french sock
Pattern: Child's French Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Tess Designer Yarn Super Socks
Needles: Addi Turbos 2.5mm
Date Started: 2.13.06
Date Finished: 3.2.06
If it wasn't for that amazing silk that came in the mail (and my wrist acting up), I think I could have finished this pair of socks in two or three days. But nope, I fell for the new yarn while the second sock was ignored. Sorry! The weird thing? The second sock came out a lot better, ie. it doesn't have the loose ankle problem.
This was a pretty fun pattern that you can easily memorize. This was my first Nancy Bush pattern and now I know what all the fuss is about. I followed the pattern faithfully, I didn't find anything I needed to change. Why would I? It was well thought out and easy to follow.
Another first for me was knitting with Tess Designer Yarn or even a superwash yarn. I picked this skein up when I went to Stitches East last year and the poor yarn has been waiting for me to do something with it for five months. That's just not right. I'm glad I waited though, this yarn was perfect for this pattern. I love it's stitch definition (so yummy with all this texture) and the subtle color variegation. I think this last picture is the one truest in color, a little bit of strawberry with some grape thrown in. Oh, a good reason for using this yarn comes to mind....I used almost all 450 yards in the hank for this pair of socks while the pattern requires about 400.
For all of you that are sick of me knitting in reds or pinks, umm you can come back in April. Through no coercing of mine, Lolly made March 'red and pink' month. How lucky is that? This is just a partial selection from my stash* (if I had more than one skein of a certain yarn I only showed one) I get to choose from this month. It's almost overwhelming, almost. I think I know what I'm going to work on this month, but I first want to finish Angelica and then maybe just let the red and pink yarns duke it out for my attention.
*to see what each yarn is, you can follow this link.