I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am with these socks – they are my most bestest socks yet!! I almost can’t give them away – but to one of my best friends, Helen, they are destined to go (well, she deserves them, not the least because they are for her birthday – which was in January!!).
Because they don’t look quite as good off the foot, like Bells, I took about 100 photos of them, trying to get an interesting but detailed shot. But of course, I still can’t decide which photo is the best – I love them all! So please bear with me, and keep scrolling down for the FO details!
Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks by Mona Schmidt from Interweave Knits, Winter 2005. I love this pattern – it’s a 16 stitch repeat and is much simpler than it looks (and so clever!). Except of course, I didn’t trust myself not to refer to the pattern every line until halfway down the foot of the 2nd sock – I really didn’t want to have to rip it back if I stuffed up.
Yarn: Koigu (mmmm Koigu) KPM, colour 2340 – a lovely olive green semi-solid. I am so happy with this colour and this yarn for this pattern, with enough colour variation for interest but not too much so that it obscures the pattern (as I’ve made more socks, I’ve decided I prefer semi-solid sock yarn for lace or fancy patterns, and variegated for simple patterns). And one skein is just enough for one sock – I had only a walnut sized ball left from each skein.
Sticks: 3mm dpns (upsized from 2.75mm suggested by pattern). Lucky for me, as I started these when visiting my mum – my home town fabric and yarn shop stocked dpns – I was so surprised, as I’m sure there aren’t too many sock knitters or knitters generally in my town of about 3000 people.
Time: 9 February 2007 – 14 April 2007 (in between lots of other projects!)
What I learnt: These are my first lace socks. I loved also the toe shaping – very unusual but fits perfectly with the pattern.
Ok, no more pictures of these (well, maybe one more…)
All ready to be sent off to Helen!