While I was documenting FOs around here, I suddenly realized that I never posted the Purple Passion Socks which I finished right before I left on vacation. So without further ado.
Purple Passion Socks
For La Violette, my sis-in-law
Begun: July 16, 2008
Completed: August 26, 2008
Yarn: Knit Picks Bare, dyed by me in a range of purples, 462 yd = 100g, 75% superwash wool/25% nylon. Used just over half the ball.
Needles: Clover Takumi 5” bamboo, 2mm
Pattern: Double Lace Ribbing from More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. I made the leg quite long and used Eye of Partridge heels.
Comments: This pattern is divisible by 6 so I needed to drop down to 60 sts to accommodate it. Her feet are quite narrow so they fit just fine. The Knit Picks Bare yarn is very soft and made in Peru. I have enough left for a pair for Princess Pink.
That’s a total of 12 pairs of socks this year so far. I knit 22 pairs last year but I’m pretty sure I don’t have time to do 10 more pairs before the end of December. Of course the 3 pairs of gloves I knit earlier this year and the fact that several of the socks were more complex instead of plain might explain the discrepancy. Both gloves and fancy socks obviously take more time to complete. No matter. It’s the process that counts, right?
Next I’ve been working on the Back Home Blues Socks for T-Man. I started them the day after his birthday but they are supposed to be his birthday socks for this year. I bought the Trekking XXL yarn on our vacation at the lovely little shop in Lincoln City, OR called Nestucca Bay Yarns. I’m on the legs at the moment.
There’s yet another item I forgot to post about, but I’ll save that one for later. I spent about 5 hours in the garden today and I’m pooped.