I think my sock mojo has returned for real. You may recall that I only completed one pair of socks last year. Here it is May 4th and I'm working on my fourth pair of 2009 (granted they weren't all started in '09, but that's not the point).
I had hoped to finish the socks designed by the talented Gina over the weekend and I did it. As a matter of fact, I finished the second sock on Saturday morning.
Pattern: Spring Sasavana Socks
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy in the colorway Good Luck Jade.
Needles: Size 6 dpn's
I love these socks; they feel so incredible on my feet! This pair of socks will live in my spinning basket to be worn when my tootsies get cold while spinning (which is all the time).
This was a quick and easy pattern that I will definitely knit again. The only thing I'll do differently on the next pair is knit the cuff longer. I was afraid I wouldn't have enough yarn to knit a longer cuff on these so I went with what the pattern suggested - turns out I had enough left that I could have made them close to my usual length.
Once these were off the needles, I went up to the stash to find some yarn to start on another pair for Hubby. While I was looking, I came across the one finished "Boy Sock" that I knit back in October using Schoeller+Stahl Sockina Cotton. You may remember the story of how this first sock was knit for the hubby and was too short requiring that I rip out the toe and knit a bit more length in the foot. Hubby tried it on again after that and said it was too tight. "Boy Sock" was banished at that point and I truly never thought it'd see the light of day again. When I found it this weekend, I decided that I would rip back to the leg and reknit the heel and foot allowing some extra room. Luckily, before ripping I asked hubby to try it on again to let me know exactly where it didn't feel right.
I'm sure you can guess where this is going - it fits him perfectly. Yippee, that means I'm halfway to another completed pair of socks! I started the second sock last night and have knit the ribbing and a few rounds of the cuff.
This weekend was filled with progress on a few different fiber projects - I'll fill you in on the rest later.
Have a great night!