I have a finished pair of men’s socks!
The pattern is very easy: 2 rows k2, p2 and then 2 rows knit all. Repeat these 4 rows. That’s it. The yarn is Novita’s 7 Veljestä Nostalgia, which is a perfect forest colour with its green and brown. The socks are men’s size EU 43/UK 9.
This picture was taken outside at midnight, hence the nice golden light and long shadows. I really like these granite boulders with colourful map lichen (Rhizocarpon geographicum) on them.
Remember these socks I started little while ago? They are done now!
I used yarn I found in a flea market for €1.50 and since it had no label, I have no idea which yarn it is. I wanted to use all of the yarn and knitted the socks toe-up. I would have liked them just a touch higher but I ran out of yarn. I had no pattern – just winged it.
I used my new Addi Sockwonders for the first time with these. I chickened out on the heal and used dpn’s but otherwise they are all Sockwondered. I like them. They take a little getting used to but after that they are lovely. They are supposed to be easy on the hands but since I don’t really have any hand issues at the moment, I can’t say if that is the case. My Sockwonders are 2.5mm and I’m thinking of getting some in slightly bigger sizes for thicker socks. Then again, dpn’s are just fine too. And I have yet to learn the magic loop thing.
All in all, I’m quite pleased with these sprightly socks. They will brighten up my winter boots very soon.
I haven’t knitted any socks for ages. I have one knitting WIP with a deadline coming up, so I thought it was only fitting that I’d go and start something new. Just keeping those stress levels nice and high!
This is a yarn I picked up from a flea market some time ago. The juicy colour caught my eye. The only information provided was ‘yarn’ and the price, ‘€1.50’. So, I’m using ‘yarn’ on these toe-up socks. I’m also, for the first time, testing out my new Addi Sockwonders. They are teeny tiny cable needles with one needle slightly longer than the other. At first go they feel what I could imagine knitting with matchsticks would be like. You need to hold the needles a bit differently from normal. Having reached the start of the heel, I feel fairly comfortable with them and quite like them. I wish I had bought two of them.
Anyway, clock’s ticking, deadline is approaching. Just enjoying these little stolen moments with my juicy socks…